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

    UK Telecoms (Security) Bill: Stronger cyber security controls for the UK telecoms sector with a sting in their tail

    Today the UK government introduced the Telecommunications (Security) Bill (the “Bill”) to Parliament, to more heavily regulate the UK telecoms sector and improve cyber security risk management, policy and enforcement. With significant sanctions for non-compliance, this “ground breaking” Bill is expected to provide the UK with “one of the toughest telecoms security regimes in the … 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

    China Cyber Security and Data Protection Monthly Update – October 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 – August 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 – July 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

    Data Class Actions: the threat to business

    Our Data Class Actions team has today published an article about the future of class actions in the August 2020 issue of PLC Magazine – https://hsfnotes.com/ip/wp-content/uploads/sites/16/2020/07/PLC-Article-on-Future-of-Class-Actions-1.pdf. The article first appeared in the August 2020 issue of PLC Magazine https://uk.practicallaw.thomsonreuters.com/Browse/Home/Resources/PLCMagazine. The article follows the Supreme Court’s decision in Various Claimants v WM Morrison Supermarkets Plc (Morrisons) … Read more