Data And Cyber Bulletin - June 2021

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Data And Cyber Bulletin - June 2021

Published 24 June 2021

Welcome to the June edition of our Data and Cyber Bulletin with articles covering cookie litigation, bitcoin recovery, triple extortion tactics, food sector cyber incidents and obligations to notify bodies other than the data protection regulators. We share a summary of the key fines and penalties which have been issued this month (see the tracker here) and we are also delighted to share guest content from our expert partners, Kekst (strategic communications specialists).

Cookies Crumbling – The Rise of Cookie Litigation

Privacy campaign group, nyob, has issued more than 500 cookie banner complaints to companies across Europe and has stated its intention to scan 10,000 further companies over the coming year. We consider the basis upon which the complaints have been brought and comment on this emerging trend in the world of privacy litigation.

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Another Flash In The Pan For Bitcoin Recovery

Following the news that a substantial portion of the Colonial Pipeline ransom was recovered in the US, we consider the challenges of bitcoin recovery following a cyber-attack.

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Triple Extortion Pressure Tactics

We consider the triple extortion tactics being employed by ransomware groups of late and explain how the threats have evolved.

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Sector Focus: Food Manufacturing

Following the recent ransomware attack on the Brazilian meat processing company, JBS S.A., we consider the significant impact such incidents can have on intricate supply chains.

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ICO Notification Submitted? What Next? Other Bodies to Consider Notifying

We consider the bodies which an organisation may be obliged to notify following a cyber-incident, aside from the data protection regulators.

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Guest Article: Saying the Right Thing is Critical

We are pleased to share content from our guest contributor this month, strategic communications specialists, Kekst, who consider the importance of communications as part of crisis response.

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We hope you enjoy this month’s newsletter.

Authors

Patrick Hill

Patrick Hill

London - Walbrook

+44 (0)20 7894 6930

Hans Allnutt

Hans Allnutt

London - Walbrook

+44 (0) 20 7894 6925

Eleanor Ludlam

Eleanor Ludlam

London - Walbrook

+44 (0)20 7894 6098

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