Region: United Kingdom

TalkTalk hack-related privacy claim continues

A Northern Ireland High Court judge has allowed a misuse of private information claim against leading UK newspapers to proceed after “inexcusable delay”, but struck out the claimant’s negligence claim.

14 June 2022

UK announces new light-touch digital strategy

The UK government has published a new digital strategy, committing to an outcomes-based regulatory regime and debuting a framework for measuring the project’s success.

13 June 2022

NCA mounts defence in unlawful disclosure claim

The UK National Crime Agency has denied that it breached data protection laws by providing Latvian authorities with a former KGB double agent’s British identity and address, saying it acted in accordance with EU rules guiding member state cooperation.

09 June 2022

Experian class action dropped

A UK representative action targeting Experian’s marketing business has been discontinued.

09 June 2022

Edwards: “tweaks” needed to ensure UK data law keeps adequacy

The head of the UK’s data protection authority has said plans to reform the country’s data protection regime will need “tweaks” to ensure it maintains adequacy with the EU.

08 June 2022

MPs pushed on Online Safety Bill data protection issues

UK lawmakers have been urged to consider how the Online Safety Bill will affect data protection, among ongoing questions over how to ensure that large platforms comply with the new legislation.

07 June 2022

Zoom hit with international privacy class action

Zoom is facing another class action lawsuit over its app’s collection and sharing of personal data, this time from users based in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.

01 June 2022

UK intensifies Google scrutiny with new adtech probe

The UK’s antitrust watchdog is investigating whether Google unlawfully tied and self-preferenced its services in different parts of the digital advertising technology sector, adding to similar probes by EU, US and French competition enforcers.

01 June 2022

CMA learns its lesson from open banking

Shortcomings in the UK’s approach to open banking could echo in future remedies by the Competition and Markets Authority and the country’s approach to its new data protection regime, thanks to a report laying out a set of recommendations based on observed failures with the project.

31 May 2022

NHS trusts face questions over data sharing with healthtech company

NGO medConfidential has sent a letter to NHS trusts asking them to terminate contracts with Sensyne Health and to require the company to delete patient data the trusts exchanged for shares.

30 May 2022

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