Cybersecurity

09Jun2022

Legal update: New recommended model clauses for cross-border transfer of personal data

In this snapshot legal update, we report that on 12 May 2022 the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data (“PCPD”) published new guidance on recommended model contractual clauses for cross-border transfers of personal data (“Model Contractual Clauses Guidance”). This supplements prior guidance published by the PCPD…Read More

21Apr2022

Data breach: Lessons from a recent investigation report in Hong Kong

Investigation reports from the Privacy Commissioner are spilled milk stories that serve as salutary reminders to the mortals among us that there but for the grace of God, go we. This came to the fore again in the investigation report published by the Office of…Read More

03Dec2021

Pádraig Walsh to speak at PrivacyRules 2021 conference

Corporate and Commercial Partner Pádraig Walsh will speak at PrivacyRules‘ 2021 three-day global conference on privacy and cybersecurity. Taking place from 7 to 9 December, the conference will be held virtually at 12.30-1.30pm London time (8.30-9.30pm HK time) with an interactive FAQ segment at the…Read More

13Jul2021

Data Breach Response: The Continuous Improvement Cycle

Ever tried? Ever failed? No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better. So said Samuel Beckett. And quite pertinent in the context of data breaches. In this article, Pádraig Walsh from the Privacy and Cybersecurity practice group of Tanner De Witt explains that, in a…Read More

06Jul2021

Data Breach Response: Role of the Legal Team

Lawyers play a critical role in the response to a data breach. In this article, Pádraig Walsh from the Privacy and Cybersecurity practice group of Tanner De Witt explains the role of the legal team, why engaging external counsel is often essential, and the importance…Read More

08Jun2021

Data Breach Response: Managing Liability

The stakes are high after a data breach. There is a clear and present danger of legal liability. In this article, Pádraig Walsh from the Privacy and Cybersecurity practice group of Tanner De Witt provides guidance on managing liability following a data breach. The primary…Read More

28May2021

Data Breach Response: Ten Tips on Managing Regulatory Inquiries

A letter arrives from the Privacy Commissioner. There are awkward questions. Well, settle in for the long haul. You are now at the start of an inquiry. In this article, Pádraig Walsh from the Privacy and Cybersecurity practice group of Tanner De Witt provides ten…Read More

21May2021

Client Alert – Beware of doxxing messages

The much anticipated amendments to the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance (Cap. 486) (PDPO) are gathering pace. On 11 May 2021, the Hong Kong government proposed amendments to the existing statutory regime against ‘doxxing’ activities. ‘Doxxing’ generally refers to the gathering of personal data of third…Read More

26Apr2021

Pádraig Walsh joins the Asia Data Privacy Forum 2021

Partner Pádraig Walsh recently moderated a panel at the Asia Data Privacy Forum which was held virtually on 22 April 2021. The topic of the panel was How to Achieve Privacy Programs Goals With Technology and Automation, and featured the following speakers: Mr. Rob Hinson,…Read More

26Feb2021

Data Breach Response: The importance of cyber insurance

Ask an insurance broker, and they will tell you that an insurer needs claims in order to survive. Ask an InfoSec expert, and they will tell you a data breach is inevitable. This is why cyber insurance has come of age. In this article, Pádraig…Read More

19Feb2021

Data Breach Response: The role of the incident response team

There is no “i” in “team,” but there is I.T. in the incident response team to a data breach. In this article, Pádraig Walsh from the Privacy and Cybersecurity practice group of Tanner De Witt looks at the key people involved in the incident response…Read More

10Feb2021

Data Breach Response: The management response

A data breach can be a crisis, and crisis management is a true test of character and leadership. In this article, Pádraig Walsh from the Privacy and Cybersecurity practice group of Tanner De Witt looks at how executive management should approach and respond to a…Read More