Region: United Kingdom

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

UK mail service faces data protection lawsuit

GDR can reveal that Royal Mail employees are suing the company for disclosing personal data to a third party.

30 October 2020

The security and regulatory implications of British Airways’ data breach and GDPR penalty

Cybersecurity experts Rob Grosvenor, Lorenzo Grillo, Matthew Negus, Kevin Hall, Samita Patel and Stephen Miller of Alvarez & Marsal look at the implications of the ICO's first big GDPR fine.

29 October 2020

Experian to fight ICO enforcement

The stage is set for a showdown between the UK data regulator and major credit reference agency Experian over how the company uses data for marketing.

27 October 2020

LexisNexis faces another GDPR risk database lawsuit

A Hong Kong-based consultant and former corporate lawyer has sued LexisNexis Risk Solutions for holding personal data that inaccurately linked him to alleged politically exposed persons.

26 October 2020

Riding the tidal wave: claimants choose their swimming lanes

Data privacy class actions in Europe are here to stay. In the second article of a four-part series, Bird & Bird partner Bryony Hurst picks out the EU member states that are likely to become popular litigation forums.

22 October 2020

Five key takeaways from the British Airways fine

The landmark British Airways GDPR fine contains a wealth of insight for data lawyers. GDR highlights key issues that practitioners and their clients need to know.

19 October 2020

Most EU-adequate countries still happy to transfer data to UK

The majority of the countries deemed adequate by the EU have told the UK government that they will not restrict their data flows to the UK, in spite of a looming Brexit deadline.

19 October 2020

Why the ICO British Airways penalty was slashed

GDR can reveal how British Airways persuaded the UK data regulator to cut a planned record-breaking £183.4 million (€204 million) GDPR fine by nearly 90%.

16 October 2020

British Airways data breach fine cut to £20 million

The UK Information Commissioner’s Office has finally fined British Airways over a data breach – but many millions less than originally intended and months after deadline.

16 October 2020

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