Cybersecurity

EDPB criticises e-Evidence proposals

The European Data Protection Board has said pre-existing measures currently protect privacy more effectively than proposed legislation designed to ease access of electronic evidence across EU member state borders.

10 October 2018

UK supermarket denies liability for rogue employee data leak

Counsel to Morrisons has told the Court of Appeal of England and Wales that data protection rules exempt the supermarket from common law vicarious liability for a leak of payroll data by a disgruntled employee.

09 October 2018

Technology can help individuals with their data, says former Cambridge Analytica executive

A former employee of political consultancy Cambridge Analytica has said technology such as blockchain could be used to increase individuals’ control of their personal data.

09 October 2018

Eversheds strengthens London data practice

Eversheds Sutherland has added to its global privacy and cybersecurity practice with the recruitment of Simon Morrissey from Lewis Silkin.

09 October 2018

English court cans attempted Google class action

An English judge has dismissed an attempted class action against Google, despite saying it is arguable that the company’s alleged secret tracking of Apple iPhone users was wrongful and a breach of duty.

08 October 2018

Wilson Sonsini hires from Latham

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati has added to its London office’s data privacy and cybersecurity practice with the hire of Lore Leitner.

08 October 2018

BakerHostetler adds partner in DC

BakerHostetler has added to its privacy and data protection team with the hire of Sarah (Xiaohua) Zhao from Faegre Baker Daniels.

08 October 2018

Blockchain networks not immune to hacks, NIST warns

The US Department of Commerce’s agency the National Institute of Standards and Technology says using blockchain will not necessarily increase networks’ security standards.

05 October 2018

Matrix Chambers bolsters its information law ranks

A London-based information and media barrister has moved from One Brick Court to Matrix Chambers.

05 October 2018

Contracts key to data ownership in aviation, lawyer says

A Bird & Bird partner has emphasised the importance of contracts in establishing ownership of data in the aviation industry, despite admitting that industry standard form documents do not deal with the asset in a “sophisticated way”.

05 October 2018

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