Padraig Walsh

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

29Jan2021

Key Points in the FSTB Consultation Paper to the new licensing regime for VASPs

The Financial Service and Treasury Bureau released a consultation paper on 3 November 2020, proposing amendments to the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing Ordinance (Chapter 615, Laws of Hong Kong)(“AMLO”) to introduce a licensing regime for virtual asset services providers (“VASP(s)”). River Stone, Pádraig Walsh…Read More

22Jan2021

Data Breach Response: The notification

If a tree falls in the woods, but no-one sees or hears it, did it ever really happen? Tough question. Here’s another one. If a data breach occurs, but the data subject does not know of it, did it ever really happen? Data breach notification…Read More

15Jan2021

Data Breach Response: The first 24 hours

A data breach can be a crisis, but if you have a plan for the first 24 hour response, you can avoid making a drama out of a crisis. In this article, Pádraig Walsh from the Privacy and Cybersecurity practice group of Tanner De Witt…Read More

08Jan2021

Data Breach Response: The importance of training

In a crisis, you don’t rise to the level of your aspiration, you fall to the level of your training. In this article, Pádraig Walsh from the Privacy and Cybersecurity practice group of Tanner De Witt explains why training before a data breach occurs is…Read More

18Dec2020

Wishing you a happy 12 Days of Christmas from Tanner De Witt!

Introducing the Tanner De Witt Choir singing a Hong Kong version of The Twelve Days of Christmas! Singers include: Ian De Witt, Kim Boreham, Russell Bennett, Jeff Lane, Pádraig Walsh, Elizabeth Seymour-Jones, Tara Chan, Josephine Zhou, Vicky Leung, Mae Lim, Rachel See, Ryan Purkey, Charmaine…Read More

18Dec2020

Data Breach Response: The importance of information security certifications

In every corner of the business world, people measure performance to benchmarks and standards. Information security is no different. In this article, Pádraig Walsh from the Privacy and Cybersecurity practice group of Tanner De Witt explains why certification for recognised information security standards supports an…Read More

11Dec2020

Data Breach Response: The importance of an incident response plan

Mike Tyson once said that everyone has a plan until they get hit. Plans are still important. Without a plan, you have worse problems. With a plan, you have a better chance to pick yourself up, dust yourself down, and get back in the race….Read More

30Nov2020

Key points in the SFC Consultation Paper to amend the SFC AML Codes

The Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (“SFC”) released a consultation paper on 18 September 2020, proposing amendments to (1) the Guideline on Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Financing of Terrorism (For Licensed Corporations) and (2) the Prevention of Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Guideline issued by…Read More