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Two schools close following data breach

United Kingdom - June 23 2021 Hackers succeeded in encrypting information but it remains unclear whether any information was also exported from the Trust’s systems.

Bulk interception of data: a breach of privacy

European Union, United Kingdom - May 28 2021 The case came about following Edward Snowden’s whistleblowing in 2013, exposing the UK and USA’s bulk interception and sharing of intelligence…

Jessica Mason

Data protection top tips for… Brexit

European Union, United Kingdom - January 25 2021 To celebrate international Data Privacy Day 2021 (28 January 2021), the Birketts Data Protection Team has produced a series of data protection top…

ICO fines British Airways £20m for data breach

United Kingdom - October 19 2020 On 16 October 2020 the ICO fined British Airways (BA) £20m in respect of a 2018 data breach. Although this is the largest data protection fine ever…

Employment and Immigration Update - HMRC’s processing of employee criminal offence data lawful

United Kingdom - September 25 2020 The High Court has struck out and summarily dismissed an employee’s claims against her employer, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC), for breach of the…