Region: United Kingdom

UK tax authority sued over US data transfers

An American expat claims that tax data sharing agreements between UK and US tax authorities breach the GDPR.

01 November 2021

Is the AI Act good for consumers?

Academics and consumer representatives have said the draft EU AI Act fails to properly protect consumers – with a Facebook policy manager saying it remains unclear exactly what uses of the technology would be banned.

26 October 2021

ICO issues sixth GDPR fine

The UK data watchdog’s decision to impose a penalty on an HIV charity marks the sixth time it has issued GDPR fines over a data breach.

25 October 2021

High Court dismisses data breach claim

The High Court of England and Wales has made a rare finding that any alleged harm suffered by a data breach claimant was too trivial to be able to lead to damages.

21 October 2021

ICO says government reforms would harm independence

The UK data regulator has broadly supported government plans to reform the country’s data framework – but voiced strong concerns that some of the proposals could threaten its independence.

11 October 2021

UK litigation Q3 2021 update: a slowdown, but not a halt

A recent judgment appears to have slowed the growth of UK data protection claims, but some plaintiff firms continue to drive the market.

07 October 2021

Google faces DeepMind UK class action

A representative claimant has attacked a 2015 agreement between Google, DeepMind and a London hospital under which the tech companies obtained 1.6 million individuals’ healthcare data without their consent.

30 September 2021

UK aims to become AI superpower

The UK government’s national AI strategy aims to support development of the technology, and has committed to exploring ways to best govern its use.

23 September 2021

The future of UK data protection – All still to play for?

Linklaters TMT and IP head Richard Cumbley analyses the upcoming potential changes to the UK's data framework.

22 September 2021

The UK should be strengthening data laws, not watering them down

Claimant-side litigator Aman Johal of Your Lawyers Ltd warns that the UK’s data protection framework is heading in the wrong direction.

21 September 2021

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