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Francesca represents companies and individuals in complex, high value, multi-jurisdictional white collar crime litigation. An experienced barrister, she has defended clients in over one hundred jury trials, and appeared as advocate in the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division). Francesca advises business leaders at times of crisis when they are caught up in high profile investigations or prosecutions conducted by the Serious Fraud Office, Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs, the Financial Conduct Authority, the National Crime Agency or the Crown Prosecution Service.

Threats to cybersecurity and data privacy are constantly increasing both in volume and complexity.  This trend is expected to continue in 2022.  In a bid to protect cybersecurity and ensure data is properly safeguarded, countries around the world are introducing new laws focused on cybersecurity and data protection.  Armed with new legal frameworks, regulators and law enforcement are placing onerous obligations on organisations who fall victim to cybersecurity breaches.  There are shorter deadlines in which to notify the authorities of data breaches and ever increasing fines and penalties for businesses that fail to respond swiftly and appropriately to a cyberattack.

In this ever-changing area what is on the horizon for 2022?Continue Reading Cybersecurity and Data Privacy – What to expect in 2022