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.
Schrems II - what are the implications for UK and EU data transfers to India?01 April 2021
Everyone knows the important role India plays in the global digital economy; in fact the Harvard Business Review estimates the digital economy in India “is expected to reach a valuation of $1 trillion dollars (USD) by 2022”. With new Indian legislation on the horizon in the form of the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019 (PDP Bill) and the Schrems II decision from last year we’ve joined forces with our colleagues at J. Sagar Associates to bring you this article setting out the issues you need to consider and sharing some top tips.
Lewis Silkin and Rajah and Tann briefing Whats new in data privacy in Europe the UK Hong Kong17 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:
Industry prepares for Apple Tracking restrictions12 March 2021
In June 2020 Apple sent shockwaves through the ad industry by announcing that it would require iOS apps to obtain user consent to track the user or access their Apple device’s advertising identifier (i.e. the ‘IDFA’) for targeted advertising or advertising measurement purposes.
US privacy update what UK and EU businesses need to know08 March 2021
In February 2021, Lewis Silkin welcomed back “very accomplished and expert” (Legal 500 2020) Gary Kibel of US firm Davis & Gilbert LLP to talk through major changes in the US privacy landscape in the past 12 months, how those changes affect UK and EU businesses, and how the changes compare to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
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.
Lewis Silkin and Davis & Gilbert Briefing: (1) California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) Update – What has happened in the last 12 months?; and (2) California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA) Update – What do UK and EU businesses need to know?23 February 2021
The CCPA came into force on 1 January 2020 and the last 12 months have seen a lot of developments. The CPRA is coming into force on 1 January 2023 and is a further step forward from the CCPA (including expanding data rights and the creation of the California Privacy Protection Agency).