Following a serious data security breach, the impact can stretch far beyond reputational damage and immediate financial loss. Liability for a cyber attack can affect a business which does not maintain its systems adequately or fails to prevent a breach which is foreseeable. Companies which neglect their duty of care can face a range of litigation risks including liability claims from customers and action by regulators.
As the number of cyber incidents increases dramatically, so does the ensuing litigation. Resolving disputes can be complex and protracted. Our team can help to simplify the process and keep proceedings to a minimum. We advise a large number of national and multinational clients in dispute resolution after a data breach has occurred: instructions are often pan-European, and in many cases, global.
Companies increasingly turn to specialised cyber insurance in order to mitigate their risk, but this is not always effective, particularly if there has been a compliance failure. The advent of GDPR further adds to the burden of greater transparency and accountability from companies by giving greater privacy protection for individuals.
A number of the cases we undertake on behalf of clients are highly specialised in nature, reflecting our broader contentious practice which extends well beyond straightforward litigation. Our experience in advising on intricate, often cross-border disputes means that if your business faces potentially difficult litigation then we have probably seen it before - and know how to proceed in your best interest.