Region: United Kingdom

UK enforcer urged to impose interim measures on Google

An alliance of technology and publishing companies has asked the UK’s antitrust watchdog to stop Google releasing technology that it claims will block publishers from accessing the cookies they use to sell advertising.

24 November 2020

UK companies could pay billions if adequacy not secured

Companies of all sizes will incur significant costs if the UK fails to obtain an EU adequacy decision, research has found.

24 November 2020

LexisNexis faces new GDPR risk database lawsuit

Online gambling mogul and cryptocurrency enthusiast Calvin Ayre has sued a leading risk database for listing him as a politically-exposed person.

18 November 2020

Security standards following the Marriott fine – Great expectations?

Linklaters counsel Peter Church scrutinises the UK data watchdog’s Marriott decision, and provides tips that will help companies avoid data breach fines.

18 November 2020

Ticketmaster to fight GDPR fine

The UK’s data watchdog has imposed a seven-figure fine on Ticketmaster for a data breach that exposed the data of nearly 10 million European customers – but the company has vowed to appeal against the decision.

16 November 2020

App maker fights UK Facebook data misuse lawsuit

An entrepreneur has denied that his apps siphoned user data from Facebook and licensed it to other companies.

03 November 2020

Cambridge Analytica class action filed in the UK

A campaigner has sued Facebook on behalf of a million English and Welsh residents allegedly affected by the Cambridge Analytica data leak.

02 November 2020

Riding the tidal wave

Data privacy class actions in Europe are here to stay. Bird & Bird partner Bryony Hurst explores the rise in class actions, the EU member states that are likely to become popular litigation forums, key cases that have already been filed across Europe, and how organisations can stay as dry as possible when the data protection class action tidal wave hits.

02 November 2020

Data broker investigation signals tough stance at ICO

A report detailing the findings of a major investigation by the UK Information Commissioner’s Office into data brokers signals that the regulator may be looking to take an increasingly hardline stance on digital advertising.

30 October 2020

ICO reduces Marriott eight-figure fine

The much-delayed UK data watchdog’s decision to fine Marriott £18.4 million for cybersecurity lapses that led to a high-profile data breach shows the regulator’s approach to M&A cybersecurity, external security audits and IT service outsourcing.

30 October 2020

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