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Clifford Chance

Briefings

Cyber-Attack: Seeking refuge in the English Courts

7 October 2015

Cyber attacks expose companies to many risks, including reputational damage and claims from employees and third parties. Companies need to plan how they will respond to an attack, and the possibility of court action must be part of any plan. Courts do not offer all the answers but, in appropriate circumstances, courts can restrict dissemination of confidential information or, if that is not possible, turning to the courts displays publicly that the victim is determined to respond seriously and openly to the attack.

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