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Latest Ransomware Attack: Is Your Arbitration Cyber-ready?

By Sophie Lamb and Samuel Pape The latest global ‘WannaCry’ attack has again brought to the fore the need for sovereign and private parties to have in place adequate cyber-security measures and response plans to deal with cyber-attacks, including in the context of international arbitration.  As attackers are becoming increasingly resourceful in their ability to … Continue Reading

Cyber Security Issues in Arbitration

By Jennifer Archie and Hanna Roos  Cyber security breaches are now an everyday reality permeating all aspects of business and private life, including the world of international commercial and investment treaty arbitration. These breaches can relate to the subject matter of the dispute, communications between parties and their counsel or between tribunal members, or the … Continue Reading

Senior MP Calls for Regulatory Crackdown on Banks’ IT Systems: 3 Things You Can do to Prepare

By Gail Crawford and Christian McDermott The recent cyberattack on Tesco Bank’s IT systems has prompted Rt Hon. Andrew Tyrie MP, Chairman of the Treasury Committee, to call on regulators to take action against vulnerable bank IT systems: “Making sure that banks improve their IT systems, and their resilience to cybercrime, is also a responsibility … Continue Reading

China Issues Its First Network Security Law

By Lex Kuo, Hui Xu, Gail Crawford, Jennifer Archie and Serrin Turner The Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) has introduced China’s first and comprehensive Network Security Law (also referred to as Cybersecurity Law). The law will have far-reaching implications for parties that utilize the internet and … Continue Reading

Mitigating Cybersecurity Risks

By Jennifer C. Archie, Gail Crawford, Andrew Moyle, Serrin A. Turner, and Brian Meenagh Hacking of organisations’ systems is becoming increasingly commonplace, even with advancements in security practices. To mitigate risk, a company must have an enterprise-level, cross-functional incident response plan that is rehearsed and practiced. In the event of an incident a company with … Continue Reading

What Does Brexit Mean for UK Data Protection Law?

By Gail Crawford and Ulrich Wuermeling As the whole world now knows, the UK voted to leave the European Union (EU) in its historic referendum on 23rd June by a vote of 51.9 percent in favour of “leave” to 48.1 in favour of “remain”. This blog focusses on how that decision will impact both UK … Continue Reading

Businesses Have 2 Years to Comply with Europe’s New Privacy Regime

By Gail Crawford and Lore Leitner, Today, after more than four years of debate, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR, or the Regulation) enters into force. The GDPR will introduce a rigorous, far-reaching privacy framework for businesses that operate, target customers or monitor individuals in the EU. The Regulation sets out a suite of new … Continue Reading

Proposal of EU-US Privacy Shield Leaves Businesses in State of Uncertainty

By Ulrich Wuermeling, Gail Crawford and Jennifer Archie Earlier this week, the European Commission announced that a “political” agreement has been reached on a new framework for data flows from the EU to the US. The announcement highlights a few changes from the old Safe Harbor regime, such as more direct and active oversight by US … Continue Reading

European Court of Justice: Safe Harbor Decision Is Invalid!

By Jennifer Archie, Gail Crawford and Ulrich Wuermeling On October 6, the European Court of Justice ruled that Decision 2000/520 of the European Commission, which stated that Safe Harbor-certified US companies provide adequate protection for personal data transferred to them from the EU (the Safe Harbor Adequacy Decision), is invalid (Case C-362/14 – Maximillian Schrems … Continue Reading

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