12th June 2020 – Weekly round up of Data Protection and Cyber Security news

Jun 12th, 2020 by admin

50% of remote workers Ignoring cyber security The current pandemic has brought about a forced change for organisations as many employees are working remotely from home. This has resulted in a distinct lack of any IT security team’s ability to focus on the employees and their cyber security. According to Tessian 52% of employees believe Read More

5th June 2020 – Weekly round up of Data Protection and Cyber Security News

Jun 5th, 2020 by admin

Friday 5th June 2020 EasyJet faces Group Litigation Order for data breach A number of law firms are scrambling to sign up claimants in what will likely prove a very costly breach for EasyJet Armed Forces Launches Cyber Regiment A new dedicated Cyber Regiment, known as the 13th Signal Regiment, has been formally stood up Read More

Law firms scramble for Group Litigation Order against EasyJet following data breach

Jun 5th, 2020 by admin

London law firm Excello Law, with their lure of compensation of £2,000 or more, are just one of many law firms scrambling to be the first to file for a Group Litigation Order against EasyJet following the data breach announced just a few weeks ag on on 19 May. Since the coming into effect of Read More

Cyber Crime and the law

May 18th, 2020 by admin

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Hackers posing as a London art dealer steal £2.4million

May 13th, 2020 by admin

13 May 2020 – Green CDL Ltd – A painting by one of the greatest 19th-century English artists has found itself at the centre of a cyber-hacking scandal. In November 2018, the art dealer Simon C. Dickinson sold a rustic scene by John Constable (1776-1837) to the Rijksmuseum Twenthe in the Netherlands for a costly Read More

Hackers attack law firm and threaten to leak sensitive documents about top A-listers

May 13th, 2020 by admin

13 May 2020 – Green CDL Ltd – A group of hackers is threatening to leak legal documents from a law firm used by some of the world’s biggest celebrities. The first leak of data came last week, but the law firm Grubman Shire Meiselas & Sacks has now confirmed that it was victim to Read More

Security researchers discover a data breach involving 193 law firms

May 5th, 2020 by admin

07 April 2020 John Green – Green CDL Ltd Security researchers TurgenSec have discovered a data breach at a legal software provider which has affected over 190 law firms, including some magic circle firms. A database was discovered online which, according to TurgenSec, appears to relate to staff of the law firms in question and, Read More

Coronavirus (COVID-19), force majeure and frustration—Key legal principles and industry implications

Apr 23rd, 2020 by admin

Introduction Around the world right now, companies—especially their in-house counsel—are pulling up from dusty databases the force majeure clauses of contracts. Often boilerplate, they have been rarely considered, because it is rare for an ‘act of God’ or one of the other standard listed events to come up. Yet now, COVID-19 has arrived in full Read More

Rights to appeal against ICO decisions stayed for 28 days

Apr 9th, 2020 by admin

The First Tier Tribunal has issued Directions for a General Stay of rights to appeal following an application from the Information Commissioner’s Office on 31 March 2020. This is due to the current pandemic and the temporary closure of the Information Commissioner’s Office. With immediate effect all rights to appeal under s48 of the Data Read More

Junior solicitor struck off following data breach lies

Apr 7th, 2020 by admin

07 April 2020 John Green – Green CDL Ltd A junior solicitor has been struck off the roll of solicitors after leaving sensitive documents on a train then lying to her firm to buy more time to try to find the documents.   Claire Louise Matthews, who only qualified less than a year before the Read More