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Cybersecurity: Risk Assessment & Data Privacy

The GDPR introduces additional responsibilities onto organisations, to both evaluate any risks to the personal data they hold and then take action based upon such an assessment.  Where holding data is considered “ high risk ” a “...

Cybersecurity: Encryption as a privacy tool

Encryption is an excellent security tool… even if it wasn’t, the UK Information Commissioners’ Office (ICO) sees it as a basic precaution, meaning that is should be on the radar of all data-handling organisations. All security measures...

Cybersecurity: Understanding passwords

If implementing enough cybersecurity to adhere to privacy law is so complex, and massive breaches and software vulnerabilities seem to be reported in the press on a weekly basis, then why are experts quite so preoccupied by the handfuls of jumbled...

Cybersecurity: Understanding the recent Krack vulnerability

A couple of weeks ago we woke up to the news that the technology most of our laptops, smartphones and tablets use to connect to WiFi networks has a major cybersecurity vulnerability [1] . This isn’t something that anyone could have predicted,...

GDPR and employment law - If employees cannot consent, how can you process their data?

In a previous blog , we looked at the impact of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on employee consent as a valid processing ground, and how it is, in effect, nullified under the new rules at least so far as the employment relationship is...

Launching our new Cybersecurity content

Cybersecurity may now be the most common buzzword we hear.  If it’s not popping up at work, we’re reading about the consequences of a cybersecurity breach, or a new vulnerability, in the press.  Business leaders are expected to know...

LAUNCHING E-LEARNING: Helping to prepare workforces for the biggest change to data protection legislation in 20 years

We're delighted to announce the launch of a comprehensive solution of training, audit and support packages for organisations preparing for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) .  This offering spans all levels of commercial need, from...

New appointment: SEQ Legal's Alasdair Taylor joins Clayden Law

Specialist IT, data privacy and cybersecurity law firm Clayden Law, has appointed IT law expert, Alasdair Taylor, to join their team based in Oxford. Alasdair has joined Clayden Law as a Consultant, specialising in IT law, intellectual property and data...

Handling a cyber security attack - the right way

In September 2017 Equifax suffered a major cyber security attack , resulting in the personal data of an estimated 143 million people being compromised. Although it is widely accepted that organisations must prepare for ‘when’ cyber attacks...

Cyber Risk Insurance: The Prudential Regulation Authority opinion

You only need to read the papers to know that the threat from cyber attack and breaches feature as an increasing risk. It stands to reason, therefore, that cyber risk features heavily in terms of new insurance products and services, as well as the ways in...
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