Privacy and data protection issues in COVID-19 contact tracing apps

Alex Razak | Manager | Law | +447341079034 | alex.razak@uk.ey.com Background As countries move towards lifting the dramatic restrictions that were imposed to contain the rapid spread of COVID-19, more reliance is likely to be placed on contact tracing, especially contact tracing apps, to detect and control a further outbreak of COVID-19. In this note, … More Privacy and data protection issues in COVID-19 contact tracing apps

Privacy and data security issues amidst the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

Alex Razak | Manager | Law | +447341079034 | alex.razak@uk.ey.com Background As COVID-19 continues to spread and increased restrictions are put in place, more and more people will be working from alternative locations and organisations will be taking measures to protect their staff. In this note, we highlight key privacy and information security issues that … More Privacy and data security issues amidst the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

The challenges facing cryptocurrencies

Shireen Shaikh | Trainee Solicitor | Law | +44 161 3333 281 | sshaikh1@uk.ey.com Despite the growing popularity of the cryptocurrency market, the market continues to grapple with a number of challenges, making it increasingly difficult for new entrants. While the market  capitalisation of the sector continues to rocket, reaching $573 billion at the end … More The challenges facing cryptocurrencies

Abusive and offensive online communications – protecting the public and the role of online service providers

Shayhan Patelmaster | Senior | Law | +44 207 9809 507 | shayhan.patelmaster@uk.ey.com On Tuesday 16 April I chaired a roundtable meeting on an issue which has rarely been out of the press in recent months – abusive and offensive online communications. The meeting was organised by the Junior Lawyers Group of the Society for Computers … More Abusive and offensive online communications – protecting the public and the role of online service providers

Privacy complaints have more than doubled under the GDPR!

Christopher Perrin | Senior Manager | Law | +44 20 7951 2768 | Chris.Perrin@uk.ey.com A recent report from the Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC), the lead data protection authority for a large number of global blue chip tech companies operating in Europe. shows a significant increase in privacy complaints and data breach notifications since the EU’s … More Privacy complaints have more than doubled under the GDPR!

Mitigating Third-party Cyber Risks in a New Regulatory Environment

Cavan Fabris | Senior Manager | EY Law |+44 (0) 207 9519198 | cavan.fabris@uk.ey.com The headlines are full of data breaches. A report in October from the UK National Cyber Security Centre revealed that the GCHQ offshoot had stopped almost 1,200 attacks in the past two years and is fighting off around 10 attacks every … More Mitigating Third-party Cyber Risks in a New Regulatory Environment