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.
You can view our latest 2 Data Privacy blog posts below and our full blog here.
Lewis Silkin and Rajah & Tann briefing: What's new in data privacy in Europe, the UK, Hong Kong and Singapore?17 March 2021
Lewis Silkin (Hong Kong and UK) and Rajah & Tann (Singapore) partner to bring you a key session focussing on What’s new in data and privacy in Europe and the UK, and a short update on the positions in Hong Kong and Singapore, covering:
In-House Data Club: What have we learned in the last 12 months about data breaches?25 February 2021
Please join us for our first In-House Data Club of 2021 where we will discuss what we have learned in the last 12 months about data breaches. Our focus will be on prevention as well as the defensive narrative if the worst does occur. We will be joined for part of the session by cyber security specialists CYFOR, who will share some insights on the threat landscape.
Brazil’s Lei Geral de Proteção de Dados (LGPD) – what do UK and EU companies need to know?04 February 2021
September 2020 saw the official entrance on the scene of the LGPD - Brazil’s first comprehensive data law, which consolidates existing legislation in order to regulate the use and processing of personal data.
“It wasn’t our fault! …” 10 lines unlikely to get much regulatory sympathy following a data breach02 February 2021
2020 saw four major data breach-related fines issued by regulators in the UK and Ireland in the aviation, hospitality and media & entertainment sectors, with GDPR security and breach notification obligations as their focus. This piece paraphrases the 10 excuses commonly raised by data controllers when challenging the initial amounts of those fines, as well as the regulatory response rejecting them. That's because advance knowledge of lines of argument which aren’t likely to get much sympathy from regulators will help organisations better understand regulators’ expectations when it comes to cybersecurity – especially as these early fines are likely to shape future enforcement activity.
Brazil’s Lei Geral de Proteção de Dados (LGPD) – what do UK and EU companies need to know?28 January 2021
Following a year of confusion and uncertainty about when it would come into force, in September 2020 Brazil’s LGPD officially came into effect. The LGPD is Brazil’s first comprehensive data law and it regulates the use and processing of all personal data.
Happy Data Protection Day!28 January 2021
Today is the 15th Data Protection Day - and for those of you who are interested, it is also the 40th anniversary of Convention 108 which, along with Convention 108+, is credited with influencing and shaping data protection and privacy in Europe.