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We have reported our highest ever revenue of £286m, up 8% from £264m* the previous year. The most significant growth came in North America, where revenue was up 24% to £55m, following a continued growth period fed by work from new and existing clients, a series of lateral hires and the opening of a new office in Delaware.
While Australia was one of the first countries in the world to adopt privacy legislation, it has always lacked a cause of action for invasion of privacy. The Attorney-General’s Department is currently reviewing the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth), including whether an action for invasion of privacy should be introduced into Australian law.
Kennedys partners and senior staff listed in Best Lawyers Australia and Best Lawyers Ones to Watch 2023
Congratulations to the 15 Kennedys lawyers recognised by their peers in the 2023 edition of Best Lawyers in Australia and the inaugural edition of Best Lawyers 'Ones to Watch', both published on 21 April 2022.
As 2021 came to a close and the ever-present threat of ransomware attacks continued to loom large, there was arguably no greater security risk in the minds of cybersecurity professionals than the Log4j vulnerability. Jen Easterly, director of the U.S. Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency, referred to Log4j as the most serious security flaw she had ever seen, which may not be fully resolved for years to come.
Technology to the rescue? How insurtech is helping insurers improve the customer experience and comply with new regulatory requirements
The 2022 ClaimsTech Summit was held in Sydney on 3 March and Kennedys was pleased to host a panel discussion concerning “Managing Insurance Regulatory Reforms”. The panel's discussion highlighted the importance of insurtech for Australian insurers in the 21st century.
Utah is on the verge of enacting the Utah Consumer Privacy Act (UCPA), thereby becoming (perhaps surprisingly) the fourth state to enact a comprehensive consumer privacy law.
“Stick[ing] out like a sore thumb”: BIPA fingerprint claims, the ERP exclusion, and a common thread amidst an intra-district conflict
It seems as of late that decisions regarding the scope of the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) and insurance coverage for those claims have been coming as quick as finger scan.
On 29 June 2021, a popular Mexican influencer and youtuber known as YosStop (Josseline Hoffman) was arrested after Ainara Suarez filed an accusation against her for producing, storing and publicizing a video showing the gang rape that Suarez suffered at a party in May 2018, when she was 16 years old.
What one court giveth, a brother court taketh away: Thermoflex and 3 policy exclusions in the context of BIPA
In Citizens Ins. Co. of Amer. v. Thermoflex Waukegan, LLC, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois rejected the application of three separate general liability exclusions to a claim seeking coverage for an Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) class action alleging the wrongful collection of employee fingerprint scans.
New instructions, New investigations, but same inflationary pressures on costs claims in the UK.