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Talk to the Experts Virtual Discussion Forum: Data Protection – Data Security Breaches – Mitigating Risk and Why It Can Cost You Much More Than a Fine

Region: Europe
18 February 2021
Virtual Discussion Forum

Data security breaches remain a key source of concern for most businesses. Please join our panel of experts, who will provide you with valuable insights from their experiences of handling and reporting data security breaches during the last year. Rosa Barcelo, co-chair of our Data Privacy, Cybersecurity & Digital Assets Practice, and Francesca Fellowes, director in our Data Privacy, Cybersecurity & Digital Assets Practice, will report on developments in this area during the course of 2020. This will include looking at how different types of data breach reports are being handled by the supervisory authorities in both the UK and the EU, as well as the mitigating factors they focus on in deciding whether to take enforcement action, drawing on both practical experience and the recent EDPB Guidelines 01/2021 on Examples regarding Data Breach Notification.

We will also examine the recent increase in “no win, no fee” data breach claims in the UK following a data breach report made to affected individuals, drawing upon the experience of Victoria Leigh, partner in our Litigation Practice, in dealing with these claims. In light of the increased risk of data breach claims, getting the content of a data breach notification to affected individuals right has never been more important. Our panel will be joined by Tim Luckett, Global Crisis Lead at Hill+Knowlton Strategies, who will provide us with the benefit of his considerable expertise in handling data breach communications.

Tony Reed, EMEA chair of the global Corporate Practice, will introduce the speakers and Matthew Kirk, international affairs advisor, will host the discussion. As usual, questions will be invited from the audience before and during this discussion, and we are really hoping as many as possible of you can join.

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