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LEGAL COMMENT: British Airways cyber attack

British Airways has announced a 'sophisticated and malicious' cyber attack, where for 16 days hackers were able to retrieve customer data from both…

Ed Lewis
Ed Lewis Partner

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Damages payable by employer for preventing access to an employee’s iTunes library, AOL, LinkedIn and WhatsApp accounts

The claimant received damages for his employer’s negligent accessing of his internet accounts.

Roddy Macleod
Roddy Macleod Partner

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What are the implications of the GDPR for the retail sector?

In this era of personalised communication strategies and targeted online marketing, radical changes to data protection laws have huge implications for…


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Is your smart meter spying on you?

Is there a risk of smart meters being used to gather digital data that could fall in to the wrong hands? Simon Colvin assesses the threat.

Simon Colvin
Simon Colvin Partner

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Public sector case law update

With numerous important judgements passed recently, we have summarised recent cases with links provided to the full judgments and our legal updates…

Peter Wake
Peter Wake Partner

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Big Data means big challenges – and opportunities

The era of Big Data means insurers must balance the benefits with increasing responsibility. The burden of responsibility will undoubtedly increase…

Sean Crotty
Sean Crotty Partner

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Employers vicariously liable for data breach

Employers could be vicariously liable for misusing employee’s data even if they had done all they reasonably could to prevent it.

Martin Forshaw
Martin Forshaw Partner

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GDPR: what to do when a data breach occurs

The General Data Protection Regulation will introduce strict new reporting and record-keeping requirements in relation to data breaches.


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