Tyler Woollard
Tyler Woollard

Compliance Consultant

Risk & Compliance

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  • Comment—would slashing BA’s data-breach fine make UK regulator look reasonable or just weak?
    on August 5, 2020 at 12:00 am

    MLex: British Airways (BA) now expects to get away with a tiny fraction of the UK fine proposed to punish the airline’s 2018 data breach. If it succeeds, the country’s data protection regulator will need to account for its apparent toothlessness in the pursuit of its first significant case under the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

  • New cyber security sanctions regime
    on August 5, 2020 at 12:00 am

    Practice Compliance analysis: The UK government has published details of the new cyber security sanctions regime in the form of the Cyber (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 (the Regulations). Cyber security has arguably never been more important as our world becomes increasingly digitised. This provides fertile soil for cyber criminals, who are using increasingly sophisticated methods of illegally accessing IT networks. Nicola Broadhurst, partner; and Gregory Barton, associate; both at Stevens & Bolton LLP, set out details of the regime and the purpose of the Regulations.

  • Interpol report shows shift in cybercriminals target during coronavirus (COVID-19)
    on August 4, 2020 at 12:00 am

    Interpol has published a report on the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) on cybercrime, demonstrating a target shift from individuals and small businesses to major corporations, governments and critical infrastructure. The report demonstrates that criminals are taking advantage of individuals working from home and that, in January 2020–April 2020, 907,000 spam messages, 737 incidents related to malware and 48,000 malicious URLs, all of which related to coronavirus, were detected by an Interpol private sector partner. The Interpol Chief has commented that the report demonstrates the need for co-operation between the public and private sector to combat the threat of coronavirus to ‘our cyber health’.

  • Key implications and next steps post Schrems II
    on August 4, 2020 at 12:00 am

    Information Law analysis: Emma Ottoy, managing associate at Linklaters in the TMT/IP department and Richard Steppe, associate at Linklaters in the TMT/IP department consider the next steps for organisations transferring personal data following the landmark ruling on 16 July 2020 in Data Protection Commissioner v Facebook Ireland Ltd, Maximillian Schrems, Case C-311/18 (commonly known as ‘Schrems II’).

  • Data transfers—the aftermath of Schrems II
    on August 3, 2020 at 12:00 am

    Information Law analysis: Victoria Hordern, partner and head of data privacy at Bates Wells, considers the impact of the judgment taken by the Court of Justice on 16 July 2020 in Data Protection Commissioner v Facebook Ireland Ltd, Maximillian Schrems, Case C-311/18 (Schrems II) on European data protection law.

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