March 2018 Archive

Cambridge Analytica: a sobering tale of data misuse

With much of the business world focused on complying with the stricter rules on protecting personal data under the imminent GDPR, the revelation that the Information Commissioner’s Office was applying for a warrant to search the offices of Cambridge Analytica probably sent a shiver down the back of even the best prepared company.

Settlements - babies and bath water

When settling a dispute it is usual for the defendant to seek the widest possible waiver of all claims that might be brought against them in the future. If the dispute is a genuine ‘one-off’, that might be thought acceptable, but if an unforeseen claim later arises you could be shut out from that claim due to the width of the waiver you signed when settling the earlier claim. Can it ever be sensible to settle beyond the identified dispute? The case below makes the point.
Filter by expertise