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Casian Sala
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TalkTalk’s security breach: a 21st century cautionary tale   Many of us will have winced sympathetically as TalkTalk’s Chief Exec Dido Harding was grilled for the hundredth time by newsreaders on every channel over their catastrophic...
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Adapt to survive: cyber risk central to management plans   The BSB has interviewed 170 ‘high impact’ chambers with a view to scoping out how the Bar is set to adapt to the changing legal landscape in the coming year. These ‘high...
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EU Court stops US businesses holding on to European data   In a move which has ‘ sent shockwaves’ around the internet industry, the EU Court of Justice has ruled a 2000 ‘safe harbour’ agreement between the EU and the US...
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Twitter and Facebook: not just for friends and family Those of us who use social media will know only too well how easy it is to be lulled into a false sense of security. It would seem that there is a stern dividing line between the personal and the...
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New EU Data Protection legislation: what does it mean for businesses? What with law firms being far from alone in adopting tech innovations as part of their daily practice, the EU has stepped forward to being in new data protection regulations that will...
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The Big Data Bang Three decades have passed since the year George Orwell grimly predicted as being a nightmarish dystopia of state surveillance in his masterpiece 1984 – and if we do not quite suffer the indignities of watchful screens embedded in...
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Over in the US, fervent debate on the legality of mass surveillance data used in court may have resonance for the UK – with the impact likely to be felt from law-makers to firms and chambers. Uzbek refugee Jamshid Muhtorov has brought a motion to...
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If recent figures are accurate, it appears that digital data is as transient as the dew on the grass.  As yesterday’s news is today’s history, it seems the quality and relevance of data and information is quickly consigned to the backburner...