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Cyber_bytes - Issue 60

Published on 06 February 2024. 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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Data dispatch - January 2024

Published on 01 February 2024. By Jon Bartley, Partner

Welcome to the third edition of Data Dispatch from the Data Advisory team at RPC. Our aim is to provide you on a monthly basis with an easy-to-digest summary of key developments in data protection law.

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Data dispatch - December 2023

Published on 12 December 2023. By Jon Bartley, Partner

Welcome to the second edition of Data Dispatch from the Data Advisory team at RPC. Our aim is to provide you on a monthly basis with an easy-to-digest summary of key developments in data protection law.

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Cyber_Bytes - Issue 59

Published on 08 December 2023. 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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Fines for PDPA Breaches: How Clear is the Crystal Ball?

Published on 16 November 2023. By Nicholas Lauw, Partner and Pu Fang Ching, Senior Associate

The Singapore Personal Data Protection Commission ("PDPC") has recently issued a number of new enforcement decisions. These decisions were made in relation to breaches by organisations of their protection obligation under section 24 of the Personal Data Protection Act 2012 ("PDPA") to protect personal data in its possession or under its control, by making reasonable security arrangements to prevent unauthorised access, collection, use, disclosure, copying, modification, disposal, or similar risks ("Protection Obligation").

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Cyber_Bytes - Issue 58

Published on 08 November 2023. 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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Data dispatch - October 2023

Published on 31 October 2023. By Jon Bartley, Partner

Welcome to the first edition of Data Dispatch from the Data Advisory team at RPC. Our aim is to provide you on a monthly basis with an easy-to-digest summary of key developments in data protection law.

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Cyber_Bytes - Issue 57

Published on 11 October 2023. 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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Changes to the One Stop Shop

Published on 09 October 2023. By Richard Breavington, Partner and Laura Thackeray, Senior Associate

In July 2023 the European Commission issued a Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down additional procedural rules relating to the enforcement of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (the 'GDPR' Regulations).

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Ransoms and Sanctions and Fines (oh my!)

Published on 04 September 2023. By Richard Breavington, Partner and Helen Monachan, Associate

Ransomware attacks are happening all the time. Just the other month, the Cl0p ransomware gang claimed responsibility for the exploitation of a zero-day vulnerability in the MOVEit Transfer tool.

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Cyber_Bytes - Issue 56

Published on 01 September 2023. 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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Cyber_Bytes - Issue 55

Published on 01 August 2023. 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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Cyber_Bytes - Issue 54

Published on 04 July 2023. 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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Cyber_Bytes - Issue 53

Published on 08 June 2023. 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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Cyber_Bytes - Issue 52

Published on 09 May 2023. 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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Cyber_Bytes - Issue 51

Published on 28 March 2023. 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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Cyber_Bytes - Issue 50

Published on 09 March 2023. 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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RPC Law x Web3: Gambling regulations – Don't Play Games of Chance with the Law

Published on 22 February 2023. By Nicholas Lauw, Partner and Pu Fang Ching, Senior Associate

This is part of a series of RPC x Web3 articles designed to help Web3 participants and enthusiasts understand their rights in this rapidly evolving space.

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Cyber_Bytes - Issue 49

Published on 01 February 2023. 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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The NIS Regulations to expand to bring outsourced IT providers and managed service providers into scope

Published on 05 January 2023. By Richard Breavington, Partner and Helen Monachan, Associate

The UK's Network and Information Systems ("NIS") Regulations came into force in May 2018 to boost the level of security of network and information systems for the provision of essential services, such as transport, energy, water, health and digital infrastructure ("operators of essential services (OES)"). These Regulations also applied to digital services, such as online marketplaces, online search engines and cloud computing services ("relevant digital service providers (RDSPs)").

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Cyber_Bytes - Issue 48

Published on 04 January 2023. 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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RPC Law x Web3: If There's Something Strange in the Web3 World, Who You Gonna Call?

Published on 06 December 2022. By Selina Toh, Senior Associate and Nicholas Lauw, Partner and Yuankai Lin, Partner

"And the way we win is by creating a new, democratic, decentralised internet, one where the behaviour of companies like this will be impossible forever. One where it is the users, not the kings, who have sovereign control over their data." - Richard Hendricks, in the HBO TV Series "Silicon Valley", portrayed by Thomas Middleditch

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Cyber_Bytes - Issue 47

Published on 02 December 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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RPC Law x Web3: Considerations for NFT Founders Building Communities and Providing Utility to Holders

Published on 09 November 2022. By Nicholas Lauw, Partner

In the past when one purchased an NFT, the only expectation was that he, she, or they was purchasing rights in an asset (usually a digital artwork).

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Cyber_Bytes - Issue 46

Published on 01 November 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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Recent developments in data subject litigation caselaw

Published on 10 October 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

Two interesting recent developments in the case law relating to data subject litigation. These further undermine the viability of low-value claims for personal data breaches for claimant law firms.

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Cyber_Bytes - Issue 45

Published on 29 September 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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RPC Law x Web3: Ownership of Digital Assets in Web3

Published on 27 September 2022. By Nicholas Lauw, Partner

This is the inaugural part of a series of articles relating to legal issues around Web3. Over the course of the next few months, will hope to provide you with some thoughts and insights on the areas of Web3 where potential legal issues may arise based on current laws.

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Singapore data protection update

Published on 15 September 2022. By Nicholas Lauw, Partner

New guidance from the Court of Appeal for parties involved in an action against another individual for loss and damage suffered as a result of a contravention of the provisions of the PDPA.

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Cyber_Bytes - Issue 44

Published on 26 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

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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

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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

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 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

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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

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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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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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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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The Supreme Court hands down judgment in Lloyd v Google

Published on 10 November 2021. By David Cran, Head of IP & 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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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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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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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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