Data, Privacy & Cyber
In today’s information-fuelled world, data can hold the key to generating competitive advantage.
Companies can differentiate themselves through exploiting their proprietary data and utilising customer information to bring new and more tailored products and services to market, boost brand loyalty and grow market share. However, as recent cybersecurity breaches, data protection failures and privacy issues have shown, there are significant risks involved too. Data flows are increasingly international in nature and delivered through a multitude of platforms, channels and stakeholders making legal compliance more challenging than ever before.
In this environment, legal guidance which is not only tailored to clients’ particular circumstances but is also viewed in a wider context is key. We don’t see data protection and privacy as a standalone issue, regularly bringing to bear valuable skills sets embedded within our team across the UK and Northern Ireland, Ireland and Hong Kong to address client challenges. This includes market-leading IP and employment expertise, and in depth experience across the advertising & marketing, media & entertainment, tech, retail and professional services sectors. From compliance and risk management advice to monetisation of data - our advice is not just multi-disciplinary, it is multi-faceted.
You can view our latest 2 Data Privacy blog posts below and our full blog here.
Lewis Silkin has advised CACI on its acquisition of Cyber-Duck09 November 2023
Lewis Silkin has advised CACI, a leading data and technology solutions company, on its acquisition of UK digital transformation agency, Cyber-Duck.
FCA fines Equifax £11 million for 2017 data breach - five years after the ICO25 October 2023
This insight provides a summary of The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority’s (“FCA”) fines to Equifax Ltd (“Equifax”) £11,164,400 for failing to manage and monitor the security of UK consumer data it had outsourced to its parent company in the US, following a data breach in 2017.
Data, privacy & security in the workplace: key issues in 202311 October 2023
Lewis Silkin’s afternoon conference provides a fantastic opportunity to catch up with peers, hear the latest from experts and specialist workplace privacy lawyers from around the world and find out what’s on the horizon. As ever, developments in workplace data and privacy have continued apace in 2023. Join us as we navigate some of the developments that will be of most interest to global employers going forward, including:
UK Government consults on consumer law reform11 September 2023
Even before the Digital Markets, Competition and Consumers Bill (DMCC Bill) completes its passage through the UK parliament, the UK Government is consulting on further consumer law reform. A key purpose of the legislation under review in the consultation is to ensure consumers are provided with timely and relevant information when making decisions.
Data breaches in Hong Kong: To notify or not?31 August 2023
In July 2023, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data issued a revised guidance note on Data Breach Handling and Data Breach Notifications. The guidance note sets out practical recommendations on how data users can effectively prepare for and manage data breaches.
Mind-reading tech in the workplace – a good thing, or the end of the world as we know it?03 August 2023
The ICO released its first report on neurotechnology on 8 June: a fast-emerging tech that records and processes data directly from an individual’s brain and nervous system (“neurodata”).