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Articles TCC 3rd Apr 2020

Workchain: unauthorised data access is a serious offence for companies and their officers

As the Coronavirus causes unprecedented and rapid change in our daily lives and many of us get used to the challenges of remote working, it is a good time to remind clients of the recent CoA decision in R. (on the application of Pensions Regulator) v Workchain Ltd [2019] EWCA Crim 1422 which demonstrates the wide application of the Computer Misuse Act 1990 (“CMA”). The case serves as a stark warning for companies and their officers who are not taking data security seriously.

Tim Green was instructed by The Pensions Regulator (“TPR”).

Read more in the alerter by Tim Green and Beatrice Graham.


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