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Privacy, cybercrime and the law in a post-ransomware world

Jack Ow, Intellectual Property & Technology Partner, RHTLaw Taylor Wessing LLP | June 23, 2017
In an age where data has become a valuable commodity that is the object of cybercrime, organisations and cybersecurity professionals must work within applicable legal frameworks in preventing, detecting and responding to cybercrime and cyber-attacks.

 

Feeling Secure in an Insecure World

In an age where data has become a valuable commodity that is the object of cybercrime, organisations and cybersecurity professionals must work within applicable legal frameworks in preventing, detecting and responding to cybercrime and cyber-attacks. Other than the requirements under the newly amended CMCA, the collection, use and disclosure of personal data need to be managed with parallel regulatory obligations under the PDPA and the common law obligations of confidentiality.

With a growing and increasingly complex cyber threat landscape, no individual, organisation or government is immune from cyber-attacks and/or cybercrime. It is the collective responsibility of all individuals, organisations and enforcement agencies to ensure that information assets, especially personal data are cyber-secure against the expected rise in cybercrime.

 

 

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