Fieldfisher has a leading data and cyber security practice with an impressive track record servicing a stellar list of clients.  With one of the best and largest EU data privacy and cyber security teams around, within our market-leading Technology Outsourcing and Privacy department our lawyers have been dealing with cyber security for longer than most other law firms.

Cyber security hits the headlines every day. No matter how secure you think your systems are, no one is immune. And when you suffer a major incident, the quality of your defences and the way in which you deal with the incident will determine how the incident will be remembered.

The consequences of a serious breach can be devastating:  if it is not handled properly, it may result in the compromise of sensitive or proprietary information, including  personal data, may disrupt your business as usual operations, harm your reputation, lose you customers and result in regulatory investigation, potentially huge fines and other legal exposure, including complaints, disputes and litigation.

Effective planning for a cyber incident is therefore essential: a carefully executed response to a breach needs to be rapid, well-planned, suitably resourced  and pragmatic.

Our market leading cyber security practice has a proven track record of helping clients comply with cyber security requirements, get ready for dealing with incidents, and deal with them effectively when they happen. Our leading cyber and data disputes team will help you deal with associated disputes and litigation.

We have been advising clients since the first Data Protection Act was passed a generation ago, then under the regime of the 1995 Data Protection Directive, and now into the brave new world of the GDPR, the NIS Directive and the PEC Regulation.  We represent clients from different sectors across a broad spectrum of data and cyber security issues.  We routinely advise on cross-border matters, across the EU and beyond.

On the cybersecurity readiness side we have a long track record of advising on all aspects of compliance and readiness, including compliance with security obligations; reviewing policies and processes; carrying out risk assessments, health checks and audits (including supporting clients through regulatory audits); putting in place incident response plans; providing training and running table-top exercises.

We also have an exceptional track record advising clients on all aspects of data and cyber security incident response, including immediate response; containment and mitigation; risk assessments; notification requirements; remedial action; working with cybersecurity vendors; handling notifications and regulatory investigations; advising on public statements; running lessons learnt sessions; challenging enforcement action; and dealing with adverse parties, data disputes and litigation.

Drawing on our depth of experience, our cyber security law experts  can help you get ready to deal with cyber security challenges before an incident happens, and mitigate your risk after an incident has occurred

Please contact any one of our team to find out how we can help.

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