Cyber and Data Litigation
Allen & Overy’s expert team handles a wide range of litigation relating to cyber and data security, with particular experience in cross-border cases.
Working with our first rate regulatory specialists, we handle reporting, enforcement and prosecution, including cases involving cyber and data security breaches.
Our global team includes consultant David Smith, former Deputy Information Commissioner at the UK Information Commissioner’s Office.
A&O’s clients in this area include national and international businesses, ranging from telecommunications companies to the world’s largest financial institutions. Our work covers diverse issues including:
- representing clients in follow-on litigation related to data breaches
- advising on options for criminal and civil actions against hackers
- financial crime risks in relation to the payment of ransoms (including money laundering, terrorism financing and economic sanctions)
- use of injunctions
- liaison with regulators
- employee theft
- class actions
- data misuse by third parties
- anti-terrorism issues
- denial-of-service and distributed denial-of-service attacks
- third-party disclosure applications
News & insights
Publications: 13 OCTOBER 2021
As previously reported in our article of 4 May 2021, the proposed Belgian Vigilance Proposal (“Proposition de loi instaurant un devoir de vigilance et un devoir de responsabilité à charge des…Read more
Blog Post: 16 AUGUST 2021
On 30 July 2021, the UK High Court handed down a helpful judgment clarifying the causes of action likely to be available (or otherwise) to claimants in cases where a data breach occurs through…Read more
Blog Post: 12 JULY 2021
Recent industry feedback published by the UK Financial Conduct Authority shares insights on the identification and management of cybersecurity challenges and mitigation strategies for financial…Read more
Working with them is delightful. They are highly professional, deliver immaculate client service and have a deep knowledge of data protection technicalities.
Chambers Global 2019, Data Protection
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