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Category: Cybersecurity

Is someone using your pictures to catfish? Your rights when it comes to fake profiles and social media stalking – Rachel Maguire and Aislinn O’Connell

If you’ve ever used a dating app, you’ve probably experienced the disappointment of meeting someone who doesn’t look quite like their photos. You may have even been a victim of catfishing, where someone creates a fake identity to deceive or scam others online. But what if someone uses your photos to catfish someone else? Continue reading

Case Law: Warren v DSG Retail, Data breach “privacy” claim struck out, giving some much needed clarity on ATE premiums – David Barker and Caroline Henzell.

On 30 July 2021, Saini J handed down judgment on the Defendant’s strike-out application in Warren v DSG Retail Limited [2021] EWHC 2168 (QB). His decision addresses the viability (or, more properly, the lack thereof) of breach of confidence (BoC) and misuse of private information (MPI) claims against data controllers who have suffered cyber attacks and, in so doing, provides much needed clarity on the recoverability of ATE adverse costs insurance premiums in such claims. Continue reading

Here’s how much your personal information is worth to cybercriminals, and what they do with it – Ravi Sen

Data breaches have become common, and billions of records are stolen worldwide every year. Most of the media coverage of data breaches tends to focus on how the breach happened, how many records were stolen and the financial and legal impact of the incident for organizations and individuals affected by the breach. But what happens to the data that is stolen during these incidents? Continue reading

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