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As the world emerged from lockdown, it should come as no surprise that cybersecurity and data privacy remained dominant topics in the media and legal industry. Some of 2021 was much like 2020 – ransomware attacks continued to fill the headlines, and in the aggregate, constituted significant loss paid under cyber insurance policies. OFAC reminded victim companies and incident response firms (and cyber carriers) that it remains unlawful to pay ransom payments to designated organizations. Comprehensive federal legislation addressing cyber defenses and notification requirements never materialized.
Oliver Dent, partner in Kennedys’ cyber and data risk team, discusses this Lloyd v Google  and how the claim was dismissed by the court.
Case review 12/11/2021
On 10 November 2021, the UK Supreme Court handed down its long-awaited decision in the data privacy case of Lloyd v Google.
2021 has presented retailers with numerous risks, many of which relate to COVID-19, whether borne out of the pandemic or exacerbated by it. In this article, we set out a number of these risks from both UK and US perspectives and offer some practical considerations for businesses and insurers.
It’s finally here. On 20 August 2021, the People’s Republic of China enacted the Personal Information Protection Law. The law is comprehensive, comprising 74 articles in eight separate chapters. Like the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation, it is now the fundamental regulatory regime for personal information in its jurisdiction. It becomes effective on 1 November 2021, a little under two months away.
In this episode, the team talk to Hannah Cambridge, Director at FleishmanHillard about the PR and communication aspects of cyber attacks, discuss Tom’s fortuitous hot tub experience, and much more!
Kennedys continues to deepen its bench of offerings with the addition of partner Judith A Selby to its New York office.
As we begin this new decade we are at the cusp of an exciting age in healthcare. Digital advancements made over the last few years are now really starting to transform the way that patients are treated and cared for in the United Kingdom by healthcare providers. COVID-19 enforced lockdowns have led to accelerated showcasing of technological developments in healthcare and products now available, which in turn has highlighted the need for change.
Ransomware attacks have become one of the biggest cyber threats to all organisations. In 2020 and 2021 there have been a spate of attacks targeting councils. The consequences can be catastrophic: systems down for days or sometimes weeks, scrambled files, and employees unable to carry out duties.
Cyber Sounds: Episode 4 - The global nature of cyber attacks with Laetitia Fouquet from Charles Taylor
In this episode we are joined by Laetitia Fouquet, Global Head of Cyber at Charles Taylor. The team discuss the global nature of cyber attacks, developments in marine cyber and its complexities, and play ‘Fine and Finest’.