Region: United Kingdom

EU states approve UK GDPR adequacy

EU member states have voted in favour of UK adequacy, edging the country closer to full approval and unrestricted bilateral data flows.

17 June 2021

UK pushed to overhaul data protection framework

A government-appointed regulatory reform taskforce has suggested replacing the post-Brexit UK GDPR with an AI-friendly framework that would cull individuals’ right to object to automated decision-making.

16 June 2021

Google agrees to Privacy Sandbox oversight

Adtech players have welcomed Google commitments that would resolve a UK antitrust investigation of its controversial Privacy Sandbox and subject it to ongoing competition and data protection regulatory scrutiny.

11 June 2021

Ruling threatens UK adequacy decision

Cooley partner Guadalupe Sampedro considers a recent court ruling on the UK’s controversial immigration exemption to the GDPR.

09 June 2021

UK delays new public health database

Facing opposition by privacy activists, the UK’s government has postponed the creation of a centralised patient medical information database.

08 June 2021

UK and EU enforcers target Facebook’s data practices

The UK and EU’s antitrust watchdogs have opened parallel investigations into Facebook to examine if it uses data collected through its digital advertising service to obtain an unfair competitive advantage in certain online markets.

07 June 2021

ICO readies new GDPR case

The UK’s data regulator is poised to issue a new GDPR infringement decision, GDR has learned.

03 June 2021

LexisNexis Article 27 representative litigation dismissed

An English judge has shot down a technique claimants could use to sue foreign companies under the GDPR, ruling that Article 27 representatives are not liable to litigants for the actions of the data controllers they represent.

28 May 2021

Clearview faces multiple GDPR complaints

A group of NGOs has filed coordinated complaints about Clearview AI’s data scraping to regulators in numerous European countries – but enforcement of any regulatory decisions could be tough.

27 May 2021

ECHR again rules against historic UK bulk surveillance

Adding to the safeguards necessary for the use of bulk interception framework, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights has confirmed that the UK’s pre-2016 surveillance regime violated privacy and freedom of expression rights.

25 May 2021

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