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Cyber_Bytes - Issue 24

Published on 21 October 2020. By Richard Breavington, Partner and Rachel Ford, Associate and Ridvan Canbilen, Associate

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Welcome to Cyber_Bytes, our bi-weekly round up of key developments in cyber, tech and evolving risks.

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Cyber_Bytes - Issue 23

Published on 02 October 2020. By Richard Breavington, Partner and Daniel Guilfoyle, Partner and Rachel Ford, Associate

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Welcome to Cyber_Bytes, a round up of key developments in cyber, tech and evolving risks over the last two weeks.

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Cyber_Bytes - Issue 22

Published on 15 September 2020. By Richard Breavington, Partner and Rachel Ford, Associate and Ridvan Canbilen, Associate

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Welcome to the latest edition of Cyber_Bytes, our bi-weekly roundup of key developments in cyber, tech and evolving risks.

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Cyber_Bytes - Issue 21

Published on 03 September 2020. By Richard Breavington, Partner and Rachel Ford, Associate and Ridvan Canbilen, Associate

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Welcome to the latest edition of Cyber_Bytes, our bi-weekly roundup of key developments in cyber, tech and evolving risks.

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Cyber_Bytes - Issue 19

Published on 31 July 2020. By Richard Breavington, Partner and Christopher Ashton, Associate and Rachel Ford, Associate

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Welcome to Cyber_Bytes, a round up of key developments in cyber, tech and evolving risks over the last two weeks.

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Schrems II – Groundhog Day for Data Transfers

Published on 17 July 2020. By Jon Bartley, Partner

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On Thursday 16 July, the Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”) delivered its judgment in one of the most highly anticipated court cases in data protection, Case C-311/18 Data Protection Commissioner v Facebook Ireland Limited, Maximillian Schrems (widely referred to as “Schrems II”). This decision came almost 8 months after Advocate General Saugmandsgaard Øe published his Opinion, which albeit not binding, provided a strong indication for the CJEU's judgment.

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Restarting your business and implementing Government guidance to support NHS Test and Trace

Published on 02 July 2020. By Jon Bartley, Partner and Victoria Noto, Associate

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In its latest guidance on keeping workers and customers safe during COVID-19 in restaurants, pubs, bars and takeaway services (23 June 2020), the Government has recommended that businesses operating in these sectors keep a temporary record of customers and visitors for 21 days. This will assist NHS Test and Trace with requests for that data if needed.

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Cyber bytes - Issue 17

Published on 01 July 2020. By Richard Breavington, Partner and Christopher Ashton, Associate and Rachel Ford, Associate

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Welcome to Cyber_Bytes, our bi-weekly roundup of key developments in cyber, tech and evolving risks.

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Cyber bytes - Issue 16

Published on 16 June 2020. By Richard Breavington, Partner and Christopher Ashton, Associate and Rachel Ford, Associate

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Welcome to Cyber_Bytes, our bi-weekly roundup of key developments in cyber, tech and evolving risks.

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Cyber bytes - Issue 15

Published on 01 June 2020. By Richard Breavington, Partner and Christopher Ashton, Associate and Rachel Ford, Associate

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Welcome to Cyber_Bytes, our bi-weekly roundup of key developments in cyber, tech and evolving risks.

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Cyber bytes - Issue 14

Published on 22 May 2020. By Richard Breavington, Partner and Christopher Ashton, Associate and Rachel Ford, Associate

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Welcome to Cyber_Bytes, our bi-weekly roundup of key developments in cyber, tech and evolving risks.

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Cyber Bytes - Issue 13

Published on 20 May 2020. By Richard Breavington, Partner and Christopher Ashton, Associate and Rachel Ford, Associate

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Welcome to Cyber_Bytes, our bi-weekly roundup of key developments in cyber, tech and evolving risks.

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Cyber Bytes - Issue 12

Published on 21 April 2020. By Richard Breavington, Partner and Christopher Ashton, Associate and Rachel Ford, Associate

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Welcome to Cyber_Bytes, our bi-weekly roundup of key developments in cyber, tech and evolving risks.

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Cyber_Bytes - Issue 10

Published on 10 April 2020. By Richard Breavington, Partner and Christopher Ashton, Associate and Rachel Ford, Associate

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Welcome to Cyber_Bytes, our bi-weekly roundup of key developments in cyber, tech and evolving risks.

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Cyber Bytes - Issue 11

Published on 06 April 2020. By Richard Breavington, Partner and Christopher Ashton, Associate and Rachel Ford, Associate

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Welcome to Cyber_Bytes, our bi-weekly roundup of key developments in cyber, tech and evolving risks.

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Cybersecurity and COVID-19: Opportunities for change in the face of challenge

27 March 2020

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COVID-19 is not the first and will not be the last pandemic, but it is the first one that has brought the importance of cyber resilience and adaptability in the era of global trade to the forefront of many businesses' minds.

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Cyber_Bytes - Issue 8 2020

Published on 10 March 2020. By Richard Breavington, Partner and Christopher Ashton, Associate and Rachel Ford, Associate

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Welcome to the eighth 2020 edition of Cyber_Bytes, our bi-weekly roundup of key developments in cyber, tech and evolving risks.

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Cyber_Bytes - Issue 9

Published on 09 March 2020. By Richard Breavington, Partner and Christopher Ashton, Associate and Rachel Ford, Associate

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Welcome to Cyber_Bytes, our bi-weekly roundup of key developments in cyber, tech and evolving risks.

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Are you compliant with the new rules in Singapore? Asia? Beyond?

27 February 2020

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With the implementation of the GDPR in Europe (2018) and the rise of serious cyber-attacks in Asia, many APAC countries are making major changes to their data privacy laws. Navigating the various regulatory regimes can be complex particularly for companies doing business across the region and beyond.

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Cyber_Bytes - Issue 7 2020

Published on 10 February 2020. By Richard Breavington, Partner and Christopher Ashton, Associate and Rachel Ford, Associate

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Welcome to the seventh 2020 edition of Cyber_Bytes, our bi-weekly roundup of key developments in cyber, tech and evolving risks.

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Cyber_Bytes - Issue 6 2020

Published on 29 January 2020. By Richard Breavington, Partner and Christopher Ashton, Associate and Rachel Ford, Associate

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Welcome to Cyber_Bytes, a round up of key developments in cyber, tech and evolving risks over the first month of 2020.

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Cyber_Bytes - Issue 5 2019

Published on 10 December 2019. By Richard Breavington, Partner and Christopher Ashton, Associate and Rachel Ford, Associate

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Welcome to Cyber_Bytes, a bi-weekly roundup of key developments in cyber, tech and evolving risks.

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Cyber_Bytes - Issue 4 2019

Published on 28 November 2019. By Richard Breavington, Partner and Christopher Ashton, Associate and Rachel Ford, Associate

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Welcome to Cyber_Bytes, a round up of key developments in cyber, tech and evolving risks over the last two weeks.

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No Deal Brexit – implications for data and privacy law compliance

Published on 17 October 2019. By Jon Bartley, Partner and Richard Breavington, Partner

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The Brexit rollercoaster ride continues. At the time of writing, the UK and EU have just announced the agreement of a new withdrawal deal but there are serious doubts about whether it will be backed by Parliament. Despite the requirements of the Benn Act, the risk of the UK leaving the EU without a deal continues to be a concern.

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Pushing back on APP scams

Published on 18 July 2019. By Ian Dinning, Senior Associate

An Authorised Push Payment (APP) is where a payer instructs their payment service provider, such as their bank, to send money from their account to another. These payments are usually made through the Faster Payment Service or CHAPS.

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The latest cyber stats revealed (the Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2019)

Published on 05 April 2019. By Rachel Ford, Associate

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Whilst cyber attacks decrease, the threats to businesses remain. We give you the Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2019.

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Seeking the "right regulation" of digital services: Lords' Communications Committee articulates its vision

11 March 2019

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In 2018, Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook's CEO, told the US Senate Judiciary Committee that the question was no longer whether there should be regulation of the internet, but what is the right regulation.

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Love (or hate) Data?

Published on 21 February 2019. By Charles Buckworth, Partner and Jonathan Greenway, Associate

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Personal Data and Special Category Personal Data – what has changed? "The course of true love never did run smooth" - Shakespeare, W., A Midsummer Night's Dream The definition of personal data is obviously fundamental to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). When considering data protection, your first question should always be – 'is this data personal data?'

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Happy Valentine's Day from RPC: Love (or hate) data?

Published on 14 February 2019. By Charles Buckworth, Partner

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So it is that time of year again. Love is in the air - roses, prosecco (if you're lucky, champagne), chocolates (in boxes covered in sickly hearts as though a heart surgeon has gone serial killer – yes, we're big fans of Luther).

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GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018 – how do they impact publishers?

Published on 25 May 2018. By Rupert Cowper-Coles , Senior Associate

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The need for publishers to ensure that their processing of personal data complies with the law is more important than ever.

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Vicarious liability of data controllers: The Morrisons data breach case

28 March 2018

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Following the conviction of Andrew Skelton, a former Morrisons employee, after he published Morrisons’ employees’ personal details on a file sharing website, a group of over 5,500 employees of Morrisons took action against the supermarket to recover compensation for breach of a statutory duty under the UK Data Protection Act 1998 (‘DPA’), as well as for breach of confidence and misuse of private information.

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Thorny issues of jurisdiction and claim form service laid bare by High Court

Published on 18 January 2018. By Alex Wilson, Senior Associate and Samantha Thompson, Associate

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In Howard Kennedy v The National Trust for Scotland [2017] EWHC 3368 (QB), the High Court considered two complex issues: one relating to the doctrine of forum non conveniens and the other to the CPR provisions on service of a claim form. In his judgment, handed down yesterday, Sir David Eady stayed the action in England & Wales on the basis that Scotland is the more appropriate forum. He also provided guidance on the tricky interplay between deemed and actual service of a claim form, ultimately holding that the claim form in this case had been validly served in time.

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Seriously limiting serious harm

12 September 2017

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Seriously limiting serious harm

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Government sets out details of new data protection legislation

Published on 07 August 2017. By Alex Wilson, Senior Associate

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The Government has today published a Statement of Intent setting out details of the forthcoming Data Protection Bill. Matt Hancock MP, the Digital Minister, says that the reforms will "bring our data protection law up to date" whilst transferring the General Data Protection Regulation ('GDPR') into domestic law. The text of the Data Protection Bill is expected in early September.

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When can publishing newspaper articles amount to harassment?

Published on 28 July 2017. By Keith Mathieson, Partner

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The High Court has struck out part of a harassment claim against the publisher of the Daily Mail and Mail Online. Unless the Judge's order is successfully appealed, the remaining harassment claim will proceed to trial.

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Supreme Court endorses open justice principle

25 July 2017

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The Supreme Court has handed down its much anticipated judgment on reporting restrictions and the principle of open Justice in the case Khuja (formally PNM) v Times Newspapers Limited.

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Brevan Howard's gagging order against Reuters upheld by the Court of Appeal in breach of confidence case

10 July 2017

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The news agency, Reuters, has lost its appeal against an injunction, which prevented it from reporting leaked confidential and commercially sensitive information concerning a leading global alternative asset manager, Brevan Howard Asset Management LLP.

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CFAs and ATE premiums out of the running in freedom of expression cases

11 April 2017

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Supreme Court tips media organisations' Article 10 rights over obligation to pay claimants' additional liabilities in freedom of expression cases

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Eleven more charities fined by ICO in 'wealth screening' probe

07 April 2017

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The ICO has fined a further eleven charities following an investigation that revealed widespread misuse of donors' personal data.

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Secret 'wealth-screening' by charities breaks data laws

Published on 20 March 2017. By Victoria Noto, Associate

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An ICO investigation into charity fundraising practices has led to two charities being fined and eleven being issued with Notices of Intent to fine.

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Italian data protection authority issues fines totalling more than €11m for illegal data processing

Published on 14 March 2017. By Eliot Henderson, Associate

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The fines are thought to be the highest ever issued by a European data protection authority.

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Couple awarded £17,000 damages for distress caused by neighbour's CCTV surveillance

22 February 2017

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The compensation is an example of the rise of "distress" claims as a result of breaches of the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA).

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Brexit does not spell the end of the GDPR

08 February 2017

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The General Data Protection Regulation (the GDPR) is due to become law on 25 May 2018. As this will be before “Brexit” (Britain’s exit from the EU) takes effect, the GDPR will apply in the UK from that date.

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Investigatory Powers Act gets royal assent

02 December 2016

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This week, the Queen gave royal assent to the Investigatory Powers Bill (aka "The Snoopers Charter"), marking the end of the controversial bill's passage into law.

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ICO issues record £400,000 fine for TalkTalk data breach

11 October 2016

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The record fine is an indication that the new Information Commissioner, Elizabeth Denham, is looking to take a robust approach to enforcement ahead of the introduction of the GDPR in May 2018.

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Max Schrems toppled Safe Harbor – will the Model Clauses be next?

27 May 2016

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On Monday, the Irish Data Protection Commissioner announced that it intends to seek clarification on the legal status of the EU Standard Contractual Clauses (the Model Clauses).

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ICO updates Direct Marketing Guidance

04 April 2016

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On 24 March 2016 the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) published a long-awaited update to its Direct Marketing Guidance (the Guidance).

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CofA injuncts revelation of celebrity's extramarital threesome

Published on 23 March 2016. By Alex Wilson, Senior Associate

The Court of Appeal has granted a privacy injunction (its first since 2011) to prevent the Sun on Sunday revealing details of a well-known entertainer’s extramarital threesome (PJS v News Group Newspapers Ltd [2016] EWCA Civ 100).

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Changes to data protection regulation – what could it mean for you?

07 March 2016

The new General Data Protection Regulation fundamentally rewrites the way data processing happens across the EU. Hear more from Olly Bray.

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RPC hosts seminar on 'Data Privacy and the Media'

Published on 02 February 2016. By Alex Wilson, Senior Associate

On 28 January 2016, RPC hosted a 'Question Time' style panel discussion for a range of media lawyers on data protection and its particular relevance to the media industry and media companies.

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