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Cyber_Bytes - Issue 43

Published on 02 August 2022. By Richard Breavington, Partner and Daniel Guilfoyle, Partner and Ian Dinning, Senior Associate and Rachel Ford, Senior Associate and Christopher Ashton, Senior Associate and Bethan Griffiths, Senior Associate and Laura Thackeray, Senior Associate and Helen Monachan, Associate and Elizabeth Zang, Associate and Emanuele Santella , Associate

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

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Cyber Incident Reporting Obligations for Hong Kong Licensed Financial Services Companies

Published on 02 August 2022. By Jonathan Crompton, Partner and Flora Leung, Associate

The number of cyber-attacks is on the rise. In particular, financial services companies have been identified as key targets for threat actors in the Q2 of 2022.

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Changes to data protection legislation in Asia – 2022 update (including Mainland China)

Published on 19 July 2022. By Jonathan Crompton, Partner and Yuankai Lin, Partner and Sakshi Buttoo, Registered Foreign Lawyer and Sumyutha Sivamani , Senior Associate

Looking back on the last 18 months, the data privacy laws of several Asian jurisdictions have been updated to incorporate stronger protections for individuals’ personal data. This article provides an update on a handful of jurisdictions in Asia and summarises some of those main changes, including the far-reaching implications of the new data protection law in Mainland China.

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Cyber_Bytes - Issue 42

Published on 06 July 2022. By Richard Breavington, Partner and Daniel Guilfoyle, Partner and Ian Dinning, Senior Associate and Rachel Ford, Senior Associate and Christopher Ashton, Senior Associate and Bethan Griffiths, Senior Associate and Laura Thackeray, Senior Associate and Helen Monachan, Associate and Elizabeth Zang, Associate and Emanuele Santella , Associate

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Hong Kong data protection: cross-border transfers of personal data

Published on 20 June 2022. By Sakshi Buttoo, Registered Foreign Lawyer and Jonathan Crompton, Partner and Andrea Randall, Partner

We take a closer look at businesses' obligations under Hong Kong law to protect personal data in a cross-border transfer and the new recommended model contractual clauses.

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Cyber_Bytes - Issue 41

Published on 30 May 2022. By Richard Breavington, Partner and Daniel Guilfoyle, Partner and Ian Dinning, Senior Associate and Rachel Ford, Senior Associate and Christopher Ashton, Senior Associate and Bethan Griffiths, Senior Associate and Laura Thackeray, Senior Associate and Elizabeth Zang, Associate and Emanuele Santella , Associate

Welcome to latest edition of Cyber_Bytes, our regular round up of key developments in cyber, tech and evolving risks.

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Cyber_Bytes - Issue 40

Published on 09 May 2022. By Richard Breavington, Partner and Daniel Guilfoyle, Partner and Ian Dinning, Senior Associate and Rachel Ford, Senior Associate and Christopher Ashton, Senior Associate and Bethan Griffiths, Senior Associate and Laura Thackeray, Senior Associate and Elizabeth Zang, Associate and Emanuele Santella , Associate

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Cyber_Bytes - Issue 39

Published on 15 February 2022. By Richard Breavington, Partner and Daniel Guilfoyle, Partner and Ian Dinning, Senior Associate and Rachel Ford, Senior Associate and Christopher Ashton, Senior Associate and Bethan Griffiths, Senior Associate and Laura Thackeray, Senior Associate and Elizabeth Zang, Associate and Emanuele Santella , Associate

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

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EDPB guidelines on personal data breach notifications

Published on 14 February 2022. By Richard Breavington, Partner and Elizabeth Zang, Associate and Laura Thackeray, Senior Associate

Last month, the EDPB published their "Guidelines on Examples regarding Personal Data Breach Notification" (the Guidelines). These are intended to provide "practice-oriented, case-based" guidance on when it is necessary to notify the relevant supervisory authorities (the SA) under Article 33(1) of the GDPR and/or data subjects under Article 34(1) of the GDPR following a personal data breach.

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Cyber_Bytes - Issue 38

Published on 26 January 2022. By Richard Breavington, Partner and Daniel Guilfoyle, Partner and Ian Dinning, Senior Associate and Rachel Ford, Senior Associate and Christopher Ashton, Senior Associate and Bethan Griffiths, Senior Associate and Laura Thackeray, Senior Associate and Elizabeth Zang, Associate and Emanuele Santella , Associate

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We are back following a short seasonal break and hope you enjoy this 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 37

Published on 16 December 2021. By Richard Breavington, Partner and Daniel Guilfoyle, Partner and Ian Dinning, Senior Associate and Rachel Ford, Senior Associate and Christopher Ashton, Senior Associate and Bethan Griffiths, Senior Associate and Laura Thackeray, Senior Associate and Elizabeth Zang, Associate and Emanuele Santella , Associate

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We hope you enjoy this 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 36

Published on 10 November 2021. By Richard Breavington, Partner and Daniel Guilfoyle, Partner and Ian Dinning, Senior Associate and Rachel Ford, Senior Associate and Christopher Ashton, Senior Associate and Bethan Griffiths, Senior Associate and Laura Thackeray, Senior Associate and Elizabeth Zang, Associate and Emanuele Santella , Associate

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We are back following a break and hope you enjoy this latest edition of Cyber_Bytes, our bi-weekly roundup of key developments in cyber, tech and evolving risks.

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The Supreme Court hands down judgment in Lloyd v Google

Published on 10 November 2021. By David Cran, Head of IP and Tech and Alex Vakil, Partner

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In a keenly anticipated judgment that has significant ramifications for UK data protection, the Supreme Court has today overturned the Court of Appeal's decision in Lloyd v Google and restored the original order made by the High Court, refusing the claimant's application for permission to serve proceedings on Google outside the jurisdiction.

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Cyber_Bytes - Issue 35

Published on 22 September 2021. By Richard Breavington, Partner and Daniel Guilfoyle, Partner and Ian Dinning, Senior Associate and Rachel Ford, Senior Associate and Christopher Ashton, Senior Associate and Bethan Griffiths, Senior Associate

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We hope you enjoy this 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 34

Published on 07 September 2021. By Richard Breavington, Partner and Daniel Guilfoyle, Partner and Ian Dinning, Senior Associate and Rachel Ford, Senior Associate and Christopher Ashton, Senior Associate and Bethan Griffiths, Senior Associate

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We hope you enjoy this latest edition of Cyber_Bytes, our bi­weekly roundup of key developments in cyber, tech and evolving risks.

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Case comment: striking out of privacy and confidence actions in the Dixons data breach case

Published on 10 August 2021. By Alex Vakil, Partner

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The number of claims issued in the High Court (Media and Communications List) with a data protection element continues to increase. The rise in claim numbers can be attributed to a number of factors including: (i) individuals becoming more aware of their rights under data protection legislation, (ii) uncertainty as to whether individuals may recover damages for a loss of control of their personal data without proving material damage or distress; (iii) the abundance of specialist law firms who are prepared to act for individuals on a "no-win-no-fee" basis and (iv) the availability of After the Event ("ATE") insurance to protect a would-be claimant against adverse costs orders.

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Cyber_Bytes - Issue 33

Published on 16 June 2021. By Richard Breavington, Partner and Daniel Guilfoyle, Partner and Ian Dinning, Senior Associate and Rachel Ford, Senior Associate and Christopher Ashton, Senior Associate and Bethan Griffiths, Senior 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 32

Published on 10 May 2021. By Richard Breavington, Partner and Daniel Guilfoyle, Partner and Ian Dinning, Senior Associate and Rachel Ford, Senior Associate and Christopher Ashton, Senior Associate and Bethan Griffiths, Senior Associate

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Cyber_Bytes - Issue 31

Published on 08 April 2021. By Richard Breavington, Partner and Daniel Guilfoyle, Partner and Ian Dinning, Senior Associate and Rachel Ford, Senior Associate and Christopher Ashton, Senior Associate and Bethan Griffiths, Senior Associate

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Cyber_Bytes - Issue 30

Published on 16 March 2021. By Richard Breavington, Partner and Daniel Guilfoyle, Partner and Ian Dinning, Senior Associate and Rachel Ford, Senior Associate and Christopher Ashton, Senior Associate and Bethan Griffiths, Senior Associate

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Cyber_Bytes - Issue 29

Published on 22 February 2021. By Richard Breavington, Partner and Daniel Guilfoyle, Partner and Ian Dinning, Senior Associate and Rachel Ford, Senior Associate and Christopher Ashton, Senior Associate and Bethan Griffiths, Senior Associate

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Cyber_Bytes - Issue 28

29 January 2021

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

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Upcoming changes to data protection legislation in Asia

Published on 22 December 2020. By Jonathan Crompton, Partner and Stephanie Northcott, Senior Associate and Sumyutha Sivamani , Senior Associate and Sakshi Buttoo, Registered Foreign Lawyer

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The data privacy landscape in Asia is varied, complex and evolving. We are already seeing the wheels of change in motion as the data privacy laws of several Asian jurisdictions are being updated to reflect more closely the European data protection regime. This article summarises some of those changes.

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Cyber_Bytes - Issue 27

Published on 14 December 2020. By Richard Breavington, Partner and Rachel Ford, Senior 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 26

Published on 01 December 2020. By Richard Breavington, Partner and Rachel Ford, Senior 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 25

Published on 05 November 2020. By Richard Breavington, Partner and Rachel Ford, Senior 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 24

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

17 July 2020

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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

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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, Senior Associate and Rachel Ford, Senior 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, Senior Associate and Rachel Ford, Senior 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, Senior Associate and Rachel Ford, Senior Associate

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Cyber bytes - Issue 14

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

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Cyber Bytes - Issue 13

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

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Cyber Bytes - Issue 12

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

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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, Senior Associate and Rachel Ford, Senior 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, Senior Associate and Rachel Ford, Senior Associate

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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, Senior Associate and Rachel Ford, Senior 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, Senior Associate and Rachel Ford, Senior 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, Senior Associate and Rachel Ford, Senior 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, Senior Associate and Rachel Ford, Senior 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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