Tyler Woollard
Tyler Woollard

Compliance Consultant

Risk & Compliance

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  • Guidance on making security decisions for workplace communication technology
    on January 17, 2020 at 12:00 am

    Guidance has been published by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSS) for businesses on making security decisions when selecting the products and services that provide secure communications in the workplace. The guidance includes a set of principles to guide businesses on assessing the security of voice, video and messaging communication services to help risk owners and security professionals ‘achieve the right balance of functionality, security and privacy’.

  • Interim relief, confidential information, privilege, duties to the court (HML PM Ltd v Canary Riverside Estate Management Ltd and another)
    on January 15, 2020 at 12:00 am

    Information Law analysis: In an application to the High Court for injunctive relief to prohibit the use of allegedly confidential and legally privileged information, the judgment of Mr Justice Nicol considered the basis on which confidentiality and privilege can be asserted and by whom, the timing of making such an application and the requirement to provide assistance to the court in an ex parte application. Written by Charlotte Clayson, senior associate, at Trowers & Hamlins LLP.

  • Cyber incidents—ranked as biggest threat to business
    on January 15, 2020 at 12:00 am

    Law360, London: Business leaders and risk experts have said for the first time that the threat of cyber incidents is their number one concern, according to a survey by German insurer Allianz AG published on 14 January 2020.

  • DOJ’s silence on Uber FCPA declination illustrates trend towards staying mum
    on January 15, 2020 at 12:00 am

    MLex: Uber Technologies, the transportation company, won’t face a US Justice Department (DOJ) prosecution over alleged payments made to foreign officials, the company announced last week. The news came from the company alone, with the DOJ staying mum, a move in line with a trend towards handling declinations outside public glare. The new DOJ practice offers some privacy to companies that are resolving prosecutions—a boon as they fight potential challenges from shareholders and seek to rebuild their reputations. For observers, though, the DOJ’s reasoning on declinations has become more obscure.

  • Examining the first standard contractual clauses for contracts between controllers and processors
    on January 15, 2020 at 12:00 am

    Information Law analysis: The first standard contractual clauses for contracts between controllers and processors of personal data have been adopted by the Danish supervisory authority for data protection. Bridget Treacy, partner at Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP, considers how these standard clauses will be applied in practice, and challenges arising from liability alongside wording revisions in commercially negotiated personal data processing agreements.

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