Posts for Defence & Security

Security and insecurity

Friday, 27th November 2015

When Harold Wilson said a week is a long time in politics, he was likely thinking about ones like we’ve just had. Read more...

The NATO 2% pledge is a con – but it does set a useful precedent

Friday, 30th October 2015

In his Emergency Budget earlier this year the Chancellor heralded the UK’s ongoing commitment to honour the 2% NATO target of GDP on defence. This was included amongst an array of other very Conservative proposals including the tax triple lock, a reduction in the welfare cap, and challenging targets for efficiency in non-ring-fenced departments. Read more...

5 Things to know about the German Draft IT Security Act

Tuesday, 16th June 2015

On 12th June 2015, the German Parliament passed the IT Security Act. The Act is hailed by supporters as a breakthrough for cyber-security and demonized by opponents, who criticize the focus on large companies and the missing consumer focus. Read more...

US Tech companies in Europe: it is a question of trust

Wednesday, 22nd April 2015

Grégoire Poisson, Managing Partner of our EU practice, recently took part in a debate in Washington DC about the new European Commission and the impact of its new structure. Here he gives us his views on trust and technology, in particular the sensitive issues around privacy, cyber security, data protection and intellectual property. Read more...