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Keeping data safe—the Yahoo hack and the changing landscape of cybercrime

Keeping data safe—the Yahoo hack and the changing landscape of cybercrime
Published on: 07 October 2016
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Keeping data safe—the Yahoo hack and the changing landscape of cybercrime
  • Original news
  • What is the background to this story?
  • What is the context of this hack?
  • Why is this hack particularly controversial and what are the commercial repercussions?
  • What is the potential liability of Yahoo?
  • The financial repercussions of the hack will be heavy. But what is the position in the UK?
  • What should businesses consider in light of this hack and how will the General Data Protection Regulation change things?

Article summary

IP & IT analysis: Yahoo recently revealed that it had been subjected to a large scale hack, compromising millions of email accounts. Megan Holden, solicitor at Shoosmiths, and Anastasia Fowle, a partner at the firm, explain what happened and consider the lessons which can be learned. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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