Cyber Security Law and Practice

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SOURCE CURRENCY 2nd Edition, August 2019

Cyber security and data management continue to be among the biggest issues facing business and other organisations today. The law faces huge challenges to keep up with the rapid development of technology which provides opportunities for the misuse of computers for commercial gain or other reasons.

This second edition builds on the original, ground breaking work in providing a legal framework for cyber security. It covers the vast spectrum of law, both civil and criminal, as it applies to data control, data management and cyber security issues. It considers the legal implications of internal threats from employees, data mismanagement or inadequate software, together with external threats from competitors, criminals or State actors, and looks at practical ways to deal with potential or actual cyber incidents.

Cyber Security: Law and Practice provides a unique, comprehensive coverage, looking at three main areas:

  • Legal Framework
  • Part 1 covers cyber crime, civil liability under the Data Protection Act, other forms of civil liability and redress, cyber property, employee liability and protection, commercial espionage, and control mechanisms for embedded devices
    • Data Issues – Part 2 considers how to respond to a data breach, and legal aspects of investigating incidents and the powers of investigators
    • Litigation – Part 3 examines what remedial steps can be taken and how to mitigate loss, as well as issues surrounding litigation and the rules of evidence.

    This valuable updated and expanded resource will continue to be a single point of reference for legal practitioners including solicitors, barristers, in-house counsel, compliance officers and those dealing with cyber risk and data protection/management not only as it affects corporations but also other entities, individuals and States.


    Professor Dan Hyde  Author
     Dean Armstrong QC Author
     Sam Thomas Author