Mega claims for data breaches

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The world of data and intellectual property has gone through one of the biggest structural shifts in decades, with European law no longer driving UK law.  In this series of short videos we will tackle the issues in bitesize chunks.  In part one of the series, we will start with five sessions covering an overview of the implications of Brexit and looking at the key issues for data protection.  Later in the year, parts two and three in the series will focus on practical issues for other intellectual property rights and look ahead to potential reform.

Brexit, Thursday 4 February 2021
Brexit is done, but what does it mean for intellectual property?  In the limited time available we will review the headlines for data and IP rights, and highlight the practical issues that arise.

Keeping trade secrets, Thursday 18 February 2021
Before even thinking about enforcing any IP rights, keeping your business processes and innovations secret can be the best protection.  How can you do that?  What can be protected and what traps should you avoid?

How to protect your data, Thursday 4 March 2021
Data drives most businesses, but how do you protect it?  Here we will look at copyright in databases and database rights as well as practical tips on protecting data.

There's been a data breach, Thursday 18 March 2021
The Information Commissioner's office has been issuing some very significant fines for data breaches.  Unfortunately these can happen so what should you (must you) do when one happens?

Mega claims for data breaches, Thursday 1 April 2021
If there is a data breach, the Information Commissioner's Office may be the least of your problems.  Class actions in Scotland and England are now permitted and are growing in popularity.  What are the challenges to bringing or defending that type of claim


Matt Phillip
Senior Associate
Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
Ruairidh Leishman
Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP