Cyber Webinar: Ransomware and data class actions
About this webinar
Herbert Smith Freehills and the Federation Against Software Theft are delighted to invite you to our joint webinar on Wednesday 20 January 2021, where expert speakers from Herbert Smith Freehills will provide insights into the following topical issues:
Ransomware: Ransomware attacks are on the increase and the impact in terms of disruption and damage to reputation can be enough to destroy a business. A victim’s immediate response will be crucial to the successful handling of the incident, and decisions will need to be taken quickly. This is a scenario based session to help attendees understand how to respond to such incidents and balance the multitude of factors which feed into whether to pay a ransom or not - Andrew Moir, Global Head of Cyber and Data Security and Greig Anderson, Partner
Data class actions: There is a growing appetite for data class actions in the UK and Europe. Claimant lawyers and litigation funders in the UK are showing a real interest in bringing claims, using the provisions in the GDPR which support individual rights in relation to data, as well as more established laws such as misuse of private information. Claims are triggered not infrequently by cyber and data security incidents; the mandatory notification regime introduced by the GDPR surfaces issues that may have remained hidden previously. Claimants are seeking damages for distress and “loss of control” of data. This session provides an overview of the threat landscape and outlines the steps organisations can take to reduce the risk of a successful class action – Kate Macmillan, Consultant and Peter Dalton, Senior Associate
The webinar will be chaired by Dawn Osborne from the Federation Against Software Theft and conclude with an interactive Q&A session, where you will have the opportunity to pose questions to our panel of experts:
Andrew Moir, Partner, Global Head of Cyber & Data Security, London
Greig Anderson, Partner, Commercial Disputes, London
Kate Macmillan, Consultant, Cyber & Data Security, London
Peter Dalton, Senior Associate, Cyber & Data Security, London
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