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.
Cyber threats and how to be a good sport06 August 2020
The sports sector was recently identified as a target for cyber attackers in a report published by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC). The report highlights the cyber threats faced by the sports sector and suggests how to stop or reduce their impact on sports organisations of all sizes – from local clubs to national federations.
Schrems II - Practical steps on what to do next…03 August 2020
We have previously written about the now infamous ruling from the CJEU on 16th July 2020 (“Schrems II”) and the European Data Protection Board (the “EDPB”)’s FAQs issued on 24 July 2020, both can be found linked at the bottom of this article.
In House Data Club: Implications of the CJEU’s decision in Schrems II30 July 2020
Please join us for our fourth In House Data Club of 2020 where we will discuss the implications of the CJEU’s decision in Schrems II, including hearing from Christopher Knight of 11KBW, who acted for the UK Government intervening in the case.
EDPB doubles down on Schrems II27 July 2020
In its recently released FAQs the EDPB appears to have confirmed the expanded scope of all the potential consequences of Schrems II.
The CJEU’s decision in Schrems II: Privacy Shield invalidated (and SCCs in jeopardy)17 July 2020
The Court of Justice of the European Union has ruled that the EU-US Privacy Shield is invalid and that, while model clauses remain a valid mechanism for cross-border data transfers, this validity is subject to an equivalent level of protection being provided in the recipient country as that afforded by EU law.
The European Commission reports after two years of the GDPR16 July 2020
The European Commission has published a report on the GDPR, two years after the new data protection rules started to apply across the EU. The report is positive about the success of the GDPR, concluding that the rules “empower citizens and are fit for the digital age” - but it also makes several suggestions for improvement.