Region: United Kingdom

UK set to alter cybersecurity framework

The UK government is looking to amend enforcement powers and mandatory breach notification thresholds associated with EU critical infrastructure cybersecurity rules.

04 June 2020

LexisNexis risk database faces GDPR lawsuit

An exiled Rwandan businessman has sued LexisNexis Risk Solutions, alleging a global risk and compliance database run by a US subsidiary committed a slew of GDPR violations.

26 May 2020

UK adequacy decision in doubt

A UK adequacy decision looks more unlikely than ever after the EU’s top Brexit negotiator slammed the UK government’s insistence on lowering existing data protection standards.

21 May 2020

Burford Capital loses London Stock Exchange trading data lawsuit

Litigation funder Burford Capital has lost its attempt to force the London Stock Exchange to hand over data which the funder said could prove it was the victim of market manipulation.

19 May 2020

ICO under fire for further delays to BA and Marriott fines

The UK’s data regulator has delayed the landmark British Airways and Marriott fines by another three months and hinted at reducing the penalty – in a move that has received considerable backlash from industry experts.

15 May 2020

Contact-tracing approaches diverge worldwide

As governments and people across the world seek an exit strategy to coronavirus lockdown, contact tracing apps have been touted as a powerful tool – but data privacy concerns have led to differing approaches by health authorities.

06 May 2020

Covid-19 tracing app will stray from ICO privacy recommendations

The head of the UK Information Commissioner’s Office has backed the use of a centralised database for a covid-19 tracing app – contrary to prior recommendations by her office.

05 May 2020

Internet titans butt heads with enforcer on online advertising

Google and Facebook have pushed back against the UK competition enforcer’s interim report on data in digital advertising – though many other commenters say the companies’ power should be curbed.

14 April 2020

Covid-19: UK health service forced to disclose patient data

The UK’s health ministry has ordered healthcare organisations to process and share confidential patient information – but the order leaves some room for interpretation.

09 April 2020

Equifax class action pulled

A claimant suing Equifax on behalf of a class of allegedly affected data subjects has withdrawn from bringing the lawsuit as a representative action.

03 April 2020

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