Michael Drury & Julian Hayes author the 2018 edition of ‘Privacy & Cybersecurity in the United Kingdom’ published in GTDT Market Intelligence

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BCL Partners, Michael Drury and Julian Hayes author the 2018 edition of ‘Privacy & Cybersecurity in the United Kingdom’ which has been published in Getting The Deal Through Market Intelligence.

The article, which can be found here*, summarises the key UK and EU regulatory requirements in cybersecurity standards over the past 12 months, discusses the issues arising when cybersecurity is breached and highlights best practice in corporate preparedness for such events.


BCL Partner, Julian Hayes specialises in corporate and financial crime, surveillance and data protection law. He advises individuals and corporates in relation to fraud and corruption investigations by the SFO, enforcement actions by the FCA (insider dealing and market abuse) and offences under the customs and excise legislation prosecuted by HMRC. As well as expertise in relation to computer misuse offences, Julian also specialises in providing advice to Communication Service Providers and others in relation to their obligations under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000, the Investigatory Powers Act 2016, the Data Protection Act 1998 and associated Codes of Conduct.

BCL Partner, Michael Drury has a diverse practice, ranging from extradition (where he has successfully represented senior Ministers and others in former Soviet Union states, defeating extradition claims and securing the removal of and preventing the issue of Red Notices) to representing individuals in regulatory proceedings brought by the FCA (in LIBOR and other matters); acting in criminal investigations by the SFO (including for corporates and individuals in bribery and corruption cases, and in LIBOR); acting in investigations by the Information Commissioner’s Office (in the spin off from NCA investigations into ‘blagging’); and representing individuals in arenas as wide ranging as the Metropolitan Police investigation into the alleged involvement of British officials in the transfer of individuals to Libya under the regime of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi to fraud investigations by a variety of police forces in England and Wales. Michael has published articles about Government investigations in ‘The International Comparative Legal Guide: Corporate Investigations 2017’ and provided the England and Wales Chapter of the ‘Getting the Deal Through’ publication ‘Government Investigations 2017’.

*Reproduced with permission from Law Business Research Ltd. This article was first published in GTDT – Market Intelligence – Privacy  Cybersecurity 2018 (published: September 2018)