Data Security in UK Law

Leading Cases
  • Nichols Plc's Trade Mark Application (No.2241892)
    • Chancery Division
    • 23 Jul 2002

    By granting registration of a semi-descriptive or indeed a nearly-but-not-quite-completely descriptive mark one is placing a powerful weapon in powerful hands. Moreover it must not be forgotten that the monopoly extends to confusingly similar marks. In any marginal case defendants, SMEs particularly, are likely to back off when they receive a letter before action. It is cheaper and more certain to do that than stand and fight, even if in principle they have a defence.

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Books & Journal Articles
  • BeCrypt data security survey.
    • Vol. 37 Núm. 5, Octubre 2007
    • Database and Network Journal
    ...BeCrypt has released findings from its recent Public Sector Data Security Survey, (October 2007). The survey, conducted amongst Councils, London Boroughs and Police Authorities, investigated how public sector organisations are approaching the require......
  • Data security firms establish PCI Security Vendor Alliance.
    • Vol. 37 Núm. 1, Febrero 2007
    • Database and Network Journal
    ...Eight leading data security companies have formed The Payment Card Industry Security Vendor Alliance (PCI SVA). PCI SVA) www.pcalliance.org will assist members of the payment card industry and the PCI Security Standards Council--composed of merchants......
  • Survey identifies top data security technologies to stem data breaches.
    • Vol. 40 Núm. 5, Octubre - Octubre 2010
    • Database and Network Journal
    ...Imperva and Securosis have announced the findings of a comprehensive independent data security survey of more than 1100 multinational IT security practitioners. The survey focused on uncovering what technologies security practitioners find successful......
  • Twenty four data security firms join PCI Security Vendor Alliance.
    • Vol. 37 Núm. 2, Abril 2007
    • Database and Network Journal
    ...Twenty four companies have joined The Payment Card Industry Security Vendor Alliance (PCI SVA, since the organisation's launch. The PCI SVA was founded on 27 January 2007 by a group of leading data security firms including ConfigureSoft, Cyber-Ark, M......
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Law Firm Commentaries
  • Virgin Media suffers Data Security Breach
    • LexBlog United Kingdom
    • Squire Patton Boggs
    • 15 de Marzo de 2020
    Virgin Media is reportedly one of the latest UK companies to suffer a data security breach. On 5 March 2020, it published a statement on its website explaining that one of its databases had been ac...
  • Data Security Ignoring the PCI Data Security Standard Could Cost You!
    • LexBlog United Kingdom
    • Squire Patton Boggs
    • 20 de Febrero de 2020
    Is compliance with payment card data security standards being ignored? The recent £500,000 fine, levied by the UK Information Commissioner on DSG, the owner of Currys PC World and Dixons Travel sto...
  • Personal data security for pension scheme trustees
    • JD Supra United Kingdom
    • Hogan Lovells
    • 10 de Julio de 2017
    Cybersecurity and protection of personal data are increasingly to the forefront of concerns for pension trustees. The European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), applicable in the UK from 2...
  • ICO Stresses Importance of Encryption for Data Security
    • LexBlog United Kingdom
    • Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
    • 28 de Agosto de 2013
    On August 28, 2013, on the UK Information Commissioner’s Office’s (“ICO’s”) blog, Simon Rice, Technology Group Manager for the ICO, discussed the importance of encryption as a data security measure...
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