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TalkTalk receives record £400,000 fine for failing to prevent October 2015 attack

Telecoms company TalkTalk has been issued with a record £400,000 fine by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) for security failings that allowed a cyber attacker to access customer data ‘with ease’. The ICO’s i...


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Legal Brexit

During the UK’s 43 years as a Member State of the European Union, its legal framework has been heavily influenced by the application of EU-derived legislation across a wide range of practice areas and industries. The UK’s decision to l...


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The EU General Data Protection Regulation: What will change and what it means

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the most important change in data privacy regulation in 20 years. After four years of preparation and debate the GDPR was finally approved by the EU Parliament on 14 April 2016 and will be direct...


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University of Greenwich data breach

The University of Greenwich has apologised after personal details of hundreds of students were posted online. The university’s website displayed students' names, addresses, dates of birth, mobile phone numbers, medical problems and signature...