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Cyber attack: regulatory and litigation action in the aftermath

Regulatory and investigations specialist Ellen Lake and litigation specialist Haafiz Suleman discuss their thoughts on some key regulatory and litigation steps for businesses in the aftermath of a cyber attack.

In the wake of recent developments in English case law, and substantial recent fines for British Airways and Marriott for data breaches under the GDPR, they discuss making notifications to relevant regulators and ways in which civil litigation can be used by companies to recover lost monies and stop attackers from disappearing without trace.

Cyber Security Risk

Cyber security is a board-level risk with major legal implications – it is not simply a technology issue. High-profile cyber and system hacks highlight the serious reputational and financial impact of a cyber incident.

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