Data Protection & Privacy

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  • Investing in Digital Health

    Article

    Submitted: 19 November 2018

    In this article we look at the boom in digital health technologies and the consequent rise in patient data that is collected by the industry. We consider the extent to which cyber security awareness has kept pace with the rate of growth in the sector and outline the resultant cyber security issues that investors will need to think about when entering the digital health market.

  • First Criminal sentence obtained by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO)

    Blog Post

    Submitted: 19 November 2018

    In a timely reminder that the ICO’s powers extend beyond merely fining individuals for data breaches, an individual working for a vehicle accident repair firm was recently sentenced to six months in prison. This is the first criminal prosecution brought by the ICO resulting in a custodial sentence.

  • Breakfast Briefing #MeToo - Herausforderung für die Personal- und Compliance-Abteilungen

    Seminar

    Event date: 29 November 2018

    Seit Oktober 2017 wird unter dem Schlagwort #MeToo eine breite gesellschaftliche Debatte über den Umgang mit sexueller Gewalt sowie Belästigung und Übergriffigkeit geführt. - Melden Sie sich zu unserem Breakfast Briefing am 29. November 2018 in Düsseldorf an.

  • Court of Appeal upholds vicarious liability finding after malicious data breach: WM Morrison Supermarkets plc v Various Claimants

    Blog Post

    Submitted: 30 October 2018

    The Court of Appeal has confirmed that the Data Protection Act does not exclude vicarious liability for tortious privacy actions such as breach of confidence and misuse of private information and has left the door open for further group actions arising from a cyber or data breach.

  • Hong Kong CPD day 2018

    Conference

    Submitted: 24 October 2018

    Materials from each of the sessions from our Hong Kong CPD day are now available.

  • Cybersecurity and Digital Health: Diabolus ex Machina?

    Article

    Submitted: 23 October 2018

    In this article we consider the cybersecurity issues surrounding digital health, including the vulnerability of new technologies such as health apps, networked medical devices and wearable devices connected to smart technology, the weaknesses in current regulatory framework, the impact of GDPR and the potential consequences of a data breach.

  • EU Data protection laws can be enforced by competitors under German Unfair Competition Law

    Article

    Submitted: 17 October 2018

    The Würzburg Regional Court recently issued a preliminary injunction regarding infringements of the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679, under the German Act against Unfair Competition.

  • Predicting the Future of Cryptoassets

    Conference

    Submitted: 17 October 2018

    In this session an industry leading panel discussed the rapid development of crypto funds and exchanges over the past few years, the challenges associated in establishing these funds and the opportunities they present.

  • Labour laws in Hong Kong and the PRC: What do employers most need to know?

    Conference

    Submitted: 17 October 2018

    This session provided an alert on a number of key points which are relevant for employers to note arising under labour laws of (respectively) mainland PRC and Hong Kong. (NB: The session was aimed at persons who do not regularly work in the area of employment law.) The PRC section, delivered by our two Shanghai-based employment partners, covered items such as: how to create protection from the actions of a recalcitrant employee; difficulties in effecting dismissals; and requirements of local law as to contracts for both Chinese and foreign nationals. The Hong Kong speakers’ topics included: rights of buy-out; case law relating to bonus claims; good practice in dealing with harassment grievances and claims; and, again, use of covenants to protect employers’ interests.

  • Sustainable Financing and Green Bonds

    Conference

    Submitted: 17 October 2018

    This session discussed the increasing popularity of sustainable financing opportunities and solutions. It examined some of the well-established green bond structures, the market and key legal updates.

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