Region: United Kingdom

UK launches Digital Markets Unit

The UK has launched a new regulator to tackle the market power of large technology companies, but lawyers have warned it is a “cockpit without an engine” in the absence of legislation.

09 April 2021

Ticketmaster GDPR appeal on hold

Ticketmaster’s appeal against a UK GDPR fine has been stayed until a final judgment is issued in parallel data subject litigation.

08 April 2021

UK considers regulation changes to ease data sharing

A UK government-commissioned research paper has suggested changing laws to smooth data sharing, amid concerns from privacy activists about possible dilution of UK data protection rules.

01 April 2021

UK data protection litigation analysis: the data and the gaps

GDR publishes the dataset that underpins its analysis of recent UK data protection litigation – and highlights how an opaque court system makes it tough to improve the data.

24 March 2021

Hayes Connor settles plagiarism claim

One of the UK’s busiest claimant-side data breach litigation law firms has agreed to pay damages to law firm JMW over its use of a copied letter before action to start hundreds of cases – but blamed its barrister for the breach.

23 March 2021

UK data protection litigation analysis: who’s getting sued?

GDR litigation data reveals which industries and sectors are bearing the brunt of data protection litigation – and confirms that the number of High Court cases has risen dramatically.

18 March 2021

MEPs slam UK adequacy deal

Members of European Parliament have hit out at the European Commission’s decision to declare the UK’s data protection regime as equivalent to the EU’s.

16 March 2021

Ticketmaster requests ICO appeal pause ahead of mass claim decision

Ticketmaster says its appeal against a UK GDPR decision should await the outcome of parallel High Court collective litigation that will resolve whether a hacked third-party chatbot was responsible for a data breach – but the ICO has warned that granting such a delay could have “system-wide implications”.

12 March 2021

UK data protection litigation analysis: the lawyers leading the way

Data compiled by GDR shows that a handful of firms are responsible for most recent data protection cases in England and Wales.

09 March 2021

UK data protection litigation analysis: class action uptake remains slow

Data compiled by GDR shows that much-hyped collective actions make up a tiny minority of UK data protection litigation.

08 March 2021

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