The Cloudflare bug: what it is, why it matters, and what you should do

In late February this year, cloud security company Cloudflare, Inc. reported that a bug had been found in its services, which had led to the wrongful disclosure of data. As Cloudflare is a popular service, reportedly used by sites such as and, the bug caused some concern. Here, Chris James, a Consultant Solicitor, explains why, while the issue itself is likely not serious in its own right, there are some interesting wider implications, and provides some practical steps for in-house lawyers to consider if they believe their organisation might have been affected.

Cyber Security Practitioner, March 2017