The Dixons Carphone data breach serves as a timely reminder of the severe consequences that can result when IT systems are compromised, from reputational damage (whether with customers or investors) to fines and compensation claims.

Michael Stacey and Simon Ewing appear in The Times on GDPR and the risk for any organisation storing personal data.

Data leaks: the penalty that firms want to miss is available to read on The Times website via subscription.

Michael is a senior associate in the litigation team. He undertakes a wide range of regulatory and commercial work for regulators, businesses, charities, other institutions and private clients.

Simon is a senior associate in the corporate and commercial team. He acts for a wide range of start-ups and growing businesses, as well as established businesses in a variety of sectors including media, technology and professional services.