Magnus Boyd

Partner, London

Magnus protects individual and corporate reputations by helping clients to manage unwanted media attention. He is frequently called upon before stories are published or broadcast to prevent inaccuracy and stop businesses and prominent individuals from being defamed or private information being published. Magnus also advises on information security and manages the risk to reputation that arises in the event of data loss. Magnus is ranked as a leader in his field in Chambers & Partners, the Spear’s 500 and the Spear's Reputation Management index. 

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An EU first: sanctions, cyber-attacks and a global approach to prevention

How do you deter cyber criminals? Magnus Boyd explains why the EU’s landmark decision to impose sanctions on cyber attackers is a signi...

1 September 2020

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Coronavirus: England’s test and trace programme ‘breaches data laws’, privacy campaigners say

Is it ok to breach data protection laws in times of crisis? Magnus Boyd explains to The Independent why data protection matters more th...

22 July 2020

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All eyes on Facebook: social media giant loses antitrust decision in German court, amid renewed calls for accountability

A recent decision in the German court seeks to reduce Facebook’s ability to create ‘super-profiles’. With mounting calls for technology...

14 July 2020

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GDPR two years on…the story so far

GDPR is two years old – but what has it achieved so far? Magnus Boyd takes a look at the European Commission’s evaluation report which...

10 July 2020

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Data Protection Nightmare Looming for Pubs

As ‘Super Saturday’ inches closer, Magnus Boyd speaks to The Telegraph about the data protection nightmare looming for pubs.

29 June 2020

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The fake news pandemic – and how to handle it

Inaccurate, un-nuanced, rushed or ‘fake’ news is having a huge impact on how we behave and think about the current crisis – and it can...

1 June 2020

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Family Offices: Get Interested in Your Data Before Someone Else Does

How to prepare for a data breach

5 November 2018

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GDPR: Three Months, Three Case Studies

What lessons can be learnt since the introduction of the GDPR?

5 September 2018

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A stain on public interest

The defence of public interest to breaches to privacy

1 July 2019

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2019 - the year of the AI breach

If 2018 was the year of data privacy, 2019 will be the year of data security

24 January 2019

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