The Moment with Maxine Mawhinney

The threat of the cyber world will affect us all. Just how private is our data? How valuable is it to someone else? How can we protect ourselves? And how is the law protecting us? Dean Armstrong QC is a London barrister who specialises in the cyber-security.

Morrison Loses data leak challenge

23 October 2018, BBC News

The Court of Appeal upheld the original decision against the supermarket, issued in December 2017.

Workers brought a claim against the company after employee Andrew Skelton stole the data, including salary and bank details, of nearly 100,000 staff.

Morrisons said it would now appeal to the Supreme Court.

If that appeal fails, those affected will be able to claim compensation for "upset and distress".

The case is the first data leak class action in the UK.

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Data now as important a commodity as oil, leading QC says

By Haley Dixon

7 January, 2019 The Telegraph

Personal data is now as important a commodity as oil, a leading QC has said as he warns companies that they need to be up front on what they are using it for. 

Dean Armstrong QC, an expert in cyber law, said as it becomes possible to collect ever more data businesses will have to ensure that they tell their customers exactly what they are handing over and why. 

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Vote Leave data firm hit with first ever GDPR notice

By Chris BaraniukTechnology reporter, BBC News

A Canadian analytics firm that worked for Vote Leave has received the UK's first formal notice under a key data law, the UK's data protection watchdog has confirmed.

AggregateIQ (AIQ) was accused of processing people's data…

Facebook, Cambridge Analytica, data ownership and implications under GDPR. Dean Armstrong QC who specialises in data law gives his thoughts to BBC Business Breakfast presenter Sally Bundock

Lawyer activist slaps global platforms with $8 billion GDPR lawsuits

By the time dusk fell on GDPR day last Friday, an Austrian activist lawyer had already slapped global platforms with multibillion-euro complaints.

Is your business "GDPR Ready" for this?

 Written by Richard Dutton, Director at ELIAS Partnership

In the Times Comment section (Thunderer) yesterday Alex Neill of Which? authored an excellent article on how consumers deserve a better deal if their data is stolen. She invited the Government to address the scandal...