Data & Privacy
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 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.
Dr Nathalie Moreno speaking at 38th Global Litigation ConfEx29 September 2017
We are delighted to announce that Dr. Nathalie Moreno shall be speaking at the 37th Global Legal Confex on 29 September 2017. The ConfEx covers a range of topics related to Litigation, e-Discovery, Compliance, Security, Risk Management, Technology & Outsourcing.
It’s not just about Getting(G) Data(D) Protection(P) Ready(R): some digital businesses and infrastructure providers shouldn’t forget to be ‘NIS’11 July 2017
May 2018 is a month which will already be highlighted in the calendars of those responsible for their organisations’ compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). It’s now under a year away. But for some digital businesses and infrastructure providers, when it comes to security risk management and reporting obligations, the GDPR isn’t the whole story.
The CMA’s fight with online gambling companies10 July 2017
The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is upping the ante against online gambling companies by increasing its enforcement action against those suspected of breaching consumer law. The CMA believes that often customers are not getting the deal they expected when signing up, due to misleading promotions and unfair terms within the promotion.
The ICO cracking down on the use of personal data to promote online gambling10 July 2017
The ICO has learned that there has been a "large numbers of spam texts linked to the gambling sector", and is therefore clamping down on how companies/affiliates use personal data to promote online gambling.
The Gambling Commission serve some stark warnings to operators10 July 2017
The Gambling Commission has slapped its first advertising-related fine against an online gambling operator for advertising that was deemed to fall foul of social responsibility rules and come to a settlement with another operator.
Could a timely PIA have helped save the Royal Free from falling foul of data protection laws?07 July 2017
For many organisations, the acronym PIA represents a Painfully Inconvenient Ask (if not something far less polite). But Privacy Impact Assessments are set to be a key way of meeting the General Data Protection Regulation’s accountability requirement, and their importance is illustrated by the outcome of a recent investigation by the Information Commissioner’s Office.