Data breaches and cyber issues

From breach management and representation in enforcement, to prevention and readiness, we can help solve your cyber and data law issues quickly and effectively. 

Information security is a fundamental requirement in our digital society. Done well, it reduces attacks and increases customer trust. Done badly, systems breaches and errors can be a business critical event.

We can support you at every stage as you address cyber issues:

Prevention: Working together to develop sound data governance
Advice: Clearly setting out legal requirements and options in support of your projects
Response: Effective data breach management
Recovery: Helping you to implement changes and providing tactical advice to mitigate risks of related litigation and regulatory action
Training: Providing recommendations and hands-on training to meet your needs

Our lawyers

As well as our specialist team covering data and cyber issues across all sectors, we are part of an international network of firms that work together on multi-jurisdictional matters.

Our experience

  • Reported to the Transport Research Laboratory and the European Commission on legal issues around accessing in-vehicle data, and the options for, and legal implications of, facilitating that access.
  • Helped a UK subsidiary make appropriate regulatory notifications to multiple regulators on unauthorised access into its email system by a third party based overseas.
  • Detailed advice to Google DeepMind Health independent review panel regarding DeepMind’s activities and level of legal compliance surrounding its high profile activities working with the NHS to develop an app.
  • Successfully defended an NHS Trust on allegations of breach of confidence, offences under data protection legislation, and unlawful processing of personal data.
  • Advised a technology company on the interception of wireless networks and electromagnetic emissions, the legality of reverse engineering projects and unauthorised access to computer systems and programmes.

Our clients

We help clients across all sectors, including:

  • NHS foundation, partnership and acute trusts
  • Higher education institutions
  • Technology and innovation sector businesses
  • Financial services organisations
  • Mid-market and SME companies

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