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International cyber and data privacy insights - February 2023
A summary of the latest cyber and data privacy developments and critical issues for organisations to consider in the UK, EU and US.
The ICO issues a firm warning to businesses as it fines UK construction firm, Interserve Group Limited, £4.4 million
The UK’s data protection regulator, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), recently published details of its most recent monetary penalty notice. This latest notice imposes a penalty of £4.4 million on construction and outsourcing firm, Interserve Group Limited arising from a cyber-attack in 2020. Here, we look at what businesses can learn from the notice and what it reveals about the ICO’s enforcement strategy.
UK ICO's new data transfer agreements – in force today, 21 March 2022
The UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) recently released two new agreements for the transfer of personal data outside the UK. These agreements came into force today, 21 March 2022. Here, our experts consider what these changes mean for UK data exporters.
Data breach litigation: a review of recent legal developments in the UK - Part 2
Our previous article looked at the UK courts’ approach to data breach claims in 2021. It was clear from the judgments handed down that a tough line was being taken to discourage abuse of the court system, particularly with regard to the potential costs recoverable for low value claims. This legal trend has continued into 2022, as evidenced in the case of Stadler v Currys.
Data breach litigation: a review of recent legal developments in the UK - Part 1
There have been several key legal developments in UK data breach litigation over the past year. We take a look at those developments and take a temperature check of the data breach landscape as it currently stands.
Potential insurance issues arising from corporate forum shopping for favourable data protection laws
The UK officially left the EU in January 2020 with the implementation period, or transition stage, concluding on 31 December 2020 and the new UK/EU a trade deal finally agreed on 24 December 2020. However, large technology companies such as Facebook and Google did not leave their preparations until the last minute.
London Market forecast 2021
On the surface, the London Market enters 2021 looking very different to its 2020 version. Underwriting rooms lay empty, offices unoccupied, pubs eerily quiet. But beyond the physical stillness, this world leading hub has not paused for breath. Digital systems and solutions have taken centre stage as the London Market has responded to a seismic shift in working patterns and insurance risks.
Navigating the COVID-19 risk landscape
If 2020 was the year of the pandemic, then 2021 will be the year of the vaccine. The vaccination of millions of ‘at risk’ people against COVID-19 will finally place us firmly on the road to recovery. But this recovery will not be linear. As countries around the world go back into lockdown, we can expect many more bumps in the road.
Happy New Year from California: an introduction to the CCPA data privacy law
In the summer of 2018, California passed the California Consumer Privacy Act (the CCPA), a landmark piece of legislation that represents the most comprehensive consumer data privacy law enacted in the United States to date.
London Market forecast 2020
The pace of change in the global insurance market has not slowed down in the last 12 months, nor are there any indications of it doing so over the course of the coming year.