Region: United Kingdom

English judges divided on racing data misuse

A company that sells horse racing data and footage to bookmakers has been held liable for the unauthorised collection, use and sale of data from racecourses – but judges on the English appeals court are split as to why.

12 October 2020

ECJ blocks bulk data harvesting but allows targeted collection

The EU’s top court has confirmed that member states cannot order telecoms providers to indiscriminately harvest data for national security purposes, but ruled the practice can continue in exceptional circumstances.

06 October 2020

ICO offers clarity on fines

The UK’s data watchdog has revealed how it plans to calculate its GDPR penalties.

05 October 2020

ICO set to U-turn on GDPR fine discounts

The UK data watchdog plans to cut companies’ penalties when they pay quickly and do not appeal – despite refusing to apply that discount in its only GDPR fine to date.

01 October 2020

Marriott ICO decision delayed yet again

The latest delay to the UK’s data watchdog’s Marriott GDPR data breach decision comes seven months after the regulator originally planned to conclude its investigation.

30 September 2020

Google faces new UK £2 billion class action

A High Court lawsuit targeting Google subsidiary YouTube’s collection of children’s data is the latest GDPR class action to hit the English courts – and the latest that will be affected by the outcome of another Google case.

14 September 2020

UK government attempts to prompt data innovation

The UK government hopes its national data strategy will catalyse innovation and allow the country to pursue its own data regime post-Brexit.

11 September 2020

TalkTalk sued over data breaches

Claimants are seeking damages from mobile network operator TalkTalk over harm they allegedly suffered through a pair of data breaches.

01 September 2020

Exclusive: ICO primed to fine another company

The UK’s data watchdog has reached an advanced stage in a fourth GDPR case.

28 August 2020

Facebook unleashes fresh round of lawsuits

Facebook has sued a social media engagement bot network and an app developer for gathering user data without authorisation.

28 August 2020

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