The English High Court has declared that UK legislation which expanded government powers to require communication providers to retain communication traffic data is incompatible with human rights, and is unlawful.
“It is often said that there are two kinds of companies out there — those that have suffered a data breach and those that will have one,” said Latham & Watkins partner Kevin Boyle. “So it makes a lot of sense to be prepared...more
Global cyber-attack threats stand at the highest ever recorded level, jumping 14 percent from 2012 to 2013 (Cisco 2014 Annual Security Report). Furthermore, a recent Microsoft Security Intelligence Report found that operating...more
On July 17th, the Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act (“DRIP”) came into effect in the United Kingdom reinstating the Government’s powers to require communication providers to retain traffic data (also known as...more
While the popular press has been full of stories about the European Court of Justice’s (“ECJ”) ruling creating a “right to be forgotten” (ahead of the still pending Data Protection Regulation), we will focus on both the...more
In 2012, the director gen¬eral of MI5 revealed that a London-listed company had lost £800 million as a result of a state-backed cyber at¬tack. The company in question has not been publicly identified and no disclosures were...more
When former NSA contractor, Edward Snowden, leaked documents disclosing the NSA’s mass surveillance programme, known as PRISM, he re-invigorated the debate on, and the media interest in, the validity of the current safeguards...more