Preventing email errors from leading to lawsuits

Data breach litigation is the new PPI – and outbound email is a revolving door for claims!

Guest speaker: Stewart Room, DWF 

24th November 2020 | 14:00

The UK is moving into a new era of data protection: with class action lawsuits becoming an inevitable and costly outcome of almost every data breach.

In fact, as reports hit the headlines of personal data exposed to unauthorised access, law firms specialising in group litigation are simultaneously creating webpages to cater to for data subjects looking for recompense.

Against this backdrop, ICO trends show emailing incorrect recipients has been the top cause of data breaches through 2020, and recent research has revealed outbound email put data at risk every 12 working hours for an average organisation of 250 employees.

Join us for this session with DWF Partner, Stewart Room, where we will examine the way class action lawsuits are affecting UK organisations and discuss how employee’s email usage is putting you at risk.

Register for the webinar to: 

  • Understand the impact of group litigation following an email data breach, drawing from recent examples in the news
  • Learn how COVID-19 has impacted email security
  • Uncover the limitations of the native security controls such as Microsoft 365 and other static technologies
  • Discover how Egress uses contextual machine learning and advanced DLP to detect email data breaches and prevent them before they happen
  • See how you can measure your risk exposure using our new free tool – Investigate 365
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Stewart Room, Partner, DWF
Stewart is a dual-qualified barrister and solicitor with nearly 30 years' experience. Since 2001 he has practised exclusively in the fields of Data Protection, Privacy and Cyber Security, most recently as the global leader of the legal services business in a Big 4 accountancy firm and the joint global leader of the multi-disciplinary data protection business. He is recognised by the legal directories as one of the country’s leading lawyers in these areas, having acted in many high-profile cases and written or co-authored a number of influential textbooks.

In 2017 he was invited to give evidence to Parliament on the impact of the EU data protection regime on Brexit. He is also a past winner of the Financial Times Legal Innovator of the Year award, co-founder of The Cyber Security Challenge UK and President of the National Association of Data Protection Officers.

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Sudeep Venkatesh, Chief Product Officer, Egress
Sudeep Venkatesh is a noted expert on data protection, bringing two decades of industry and technology experience in this area. His expertise spans the protection of data in both structured and unstructured data ecosystems, with an emphasis on solving real-world business problems through encryption, authentication and key management. He has an in-depth understanding of regulatory compliance standards, including the EU GDPR, PCI and NYDFS, etc. Sudeep has worked on numerous data security projects with Fortune 500 firms in the US, the UK and globally.

At Egress, Sudeep works as Chief Product Officer with responsibility for product strategy, product management and the delivery of pre and post-sales technical services to customers. Prior to this, he was the Global Head of Pre-sales for the Data Security division of Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), leading a global team of Sales Engineers. Sudeep joined HPE through its acquisition of Voltage Security, where he was part of the executive team.

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Jamie Davies, Sales Manager, Egress

An experienced member of the Egress Team, Jamie uses his considerable information security expertise to help enterprise organisations to achieve key business aims by overcoming secure data sharing and collaboration challenges. Jamie has experience in working with both SMEs and global organisations, providing guidance and advice, and implementing technology in their complex networks. Working alongside technical and strategic personnel at Egress, Jamie plays an integral part in the delivery of an innovative data security platform designed to mitigate risk by enabling users to securely share all forms of electronic data.


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