Regulators collaborate to oversee digital

UK Regulators will be working more closely together in future to oversee digital markets. Concerns about tech have increased during the pandemic with a sharp increase in cyber crime and the use of data collected during the pandemic causing concern amongst citizens. Data has become a more contentious area. Read more

China Cyber Security and Data Protection Update – April 2021

This e-bulletin summarises the latest developments in cybersecurity and data protection in China. We focus on four areas: regulatory, enforcement, industry and international developments. Our Highlights Whilst the MIIT continues to crack down on mobile applications that infringes individuals’ interests in personal information, four ministries jointly issued the regulations setting out the scope of personal … Read more

China Cyber Security and Data Protection Update – March 2021

This e-bulletin summarises the latest developments in cybersecurity and data protection in China. We focus on four areas: regulatory, enforcement, industry and international developments. Our Highlights The financial regulators have continued to increase their efforts to develop and protect financial data. The People’s Bank of China released new standards on enhancing the data capability of … Read more

Consumer class actions – global perspectives

The latest edition of our Future of Consumer series looks at key areas of class action risk that businesses in the Consumer sector are facing across key jurisdictions of the UK, the US, and Australia, including: Product liability and consumer law; Supply-chain issues (with a focus on business human rights and environmental, social, and governance); … Read more

China Cyber Security and Data Protection Update – Review of 2020 and Outlook for 2021

2020 has been an active year for developments in China’s cybersecurity and data protection regimes. In this e-bulletin we highlight the major regulatory and enforcement developments during the year in three key areas: Security protection, where continuous regulatory efforts have been made to supplement technical standards in order to progress the establishment of the multi-level … Read more

China Cyber Security and Data Protection Update – December 2020

In this bulletin we summarise recent updates relating to cybersecurity and data protection in China to keep you updated on developments. We focus on four areas: regulatory developments, enforcement developments, industry developments and international developments. For further detail, please see our update here.     Read more

China Cyber Security and Data Protection Update – November 2020

In this bulletin we summarise recent updates relating to cybersecurity and data protection in China to keep you updated on developments. We focus on four areas: regulatory developments, enforcement developments, industry developments and international developments. For further detail, please see our update here.     Read more

The other not so mega ‘mega fine’: ICO fines Marriott £18.4 million in relation to Starwood Hotel’s 2014 data breach

Summary The ICO has fined Marriott Inc (“Marriott”) £18.4 million in relation to a 2014 cyber-attack on Starwood Hotels. The ICO had previously issued a notice of its intention to fine Marriott £99.2 million. The Penalty Notice does not explain the reasons why the final fine is considerably lower than this amount. Following the ICO’s … Read more