Region: United Kingdom

Cyber risks not deemed serious enough for insurance policies, says report

A perceived lack of risk is the leading reason why UK businesses are not investing in cyber insurance policies, despite a consensus that cyber risks are a growing concern, according to a report by an insurance consultant.

22 January 2019

ICO faces fresh GDPR appeal

Cambridge Analytica-linked Emerdata has appealed against a UK Information Commissioner’s Office enforcement measure.

15 January 2019

Cambridge Analytica fined in UK

An English court has fined Cambridge Analytica owner SCL Elections Ltd for failing to comply with a UK Information Commissioner’s Office measure that had ordered it to properly respond to a subject access request, after the company’s administrators entered a guilty plea.

09 January 2019

MoFo promotes three

Morrison Foerster has promoted three data and technology lawyers to partner.

09 January 2019

Develop security-centric culture, UK financial watchdog tells banks

A UK Financial Conduct Authority report has found that the asset management and banking sectors struggle to identify and mitigate relevant cybersecurity risks at board or management committee levels.

18 December 2018

No deal Brexit threatens data flows into UK, says government

The UK government has urged companies to establish “alternative mechanisms” to ensure data can flow into the UK should the country leave the EU without a withdrawal agreement.

17 December 2018

Shift in bulk interception policy will not increase investigative activity, says UK government

A spokesperson for the UK government has said that a shift in policy to make greater use of bulk surveillance legislation does not mean that its investigative activity is set to increase.

11 December 2018

Privacy International fights for review of UK hacking judgment

Counsel to Privacy International has argued that the UK appeal court was wrong to hold that decisions of the country’s Investigatory Powers Tribunal are immune from judicial scrutiny, after the NGO lost a challenge against alleged hacking by intelligence agencies.

03 December 2018

US official highlights role of encryption in hacking scheme

The US deputy attorney general has drawn attention to the dangers of encryption technology in light of its use in the SamSam Ransomware cyberattacks.

30 November 2018

GAT “substantially” beat Rotam in data agreement dispute, English judge rules

An English judge has ordered claimant Rotam to pay GAT 50% of its costs for defending litigation against it, after Rotam sued the company over an R&D data transfer deal that collapsed.

30 November 2018

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