Focusing on the latest digital trends and risks and developments in the field of data protection, privacy, information and cyber law.

Where Have All The ICO’s Fines Gone To?

David Smith

Before we all started to feel the impact of the Covid-19 coronavirus emergency and the ICO published its light touch approach to regulation during the pandemic, those who follow these matters closely were already wondering what might have happened to all the ICO’s fines. The UK’s data protection regulator has, not surprisingly, continued to impose Read More

UK ICO Sets Out Approach To Data Protection Enforcement During Covid-19 Coronavirus Emergency

David Smith

The ICO’s recently published regulatory approach during the Covid-19 coronavirus public health emergency may not contain any great surprises but should nevertheless bring some welcome relief to businesses. In this time of so much uncertainty anything that limits that uncertainty, even if only in relation to the risks of data protection enforcement, must be a Read More

Covid-19 coronavirus: UK launches Future Fund to support fast-growth businesses

William Samengo-Turner

In what will undoubtedly be a relief for UK’s technology and life science sectors, the government yesterday unveiled the ways in which it plans to support the community of fast-growth businesses that drive so much innovation within its domestic market and around the world. Privately held UK businesses that have raised at least £250,000 in Read More

Data protection, cybersecurity and Covid-19 coronavirus: trends and insights

Jane Finlayson-Brown

Allen & Overy’s Data Protection team presented trends and insights in relation to data protection, cybersecurity and Covid-19 coronavirus. This webinar focused on the data protection and cybersecurity challenges faced by organisations, including in relation to: processing data in special situations driven by Covid-19, such as screening employees and monitoring online or other behaviour, including Read More

How to protect IP as part of a digital transformation strategy

Nigel Parker

Digitalisation is transforming businesses at an ever-increasing rate.  No matter the sector, technologies like cloud computing, the Internet of Things, AI and Blockchain are enabling streamlining of operations, new distribution channels and better customer insights.  Digital transformation is also creating new strategic imperatives as “digital natives” take market share from traditional industries. Partners Mark Ridgway Read More

Morrisons is not vicariously liable for data breach…but the Supreme Court does not rule out the possibility in future cases

Emma Keeling

On 1 April 2020, the UK Supreme Court unanimously overturned a 2018 Court of Appeal ruling that had found WM Morrisons Supermarkets PLC (Morrisons) vicariously liable for its employee’s misuse of private information, breach of confidence and breach of statutory duty under the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA). Although this case was brought by reference Read More