Region: United Kingdom

Experian enforcement notice: ICO got balance “wrong”

A tribunal has rejected swathes of the ICO’s enforcement notice against Experian over the company’s use of data for marketing, saying that the regulator “fundamentally misunderstood” the outcomes of the company’s processing and that its enforcement notice contained factual errors.

20 February 2023

Data Changemakers: Baroness Kidron

5Rights founder Baroness Kidron says she will consider litigation if upcoming laws need further interpretation.

10 February 2023

Judge refuses Soriano injunction

An English judge has refused to block defendants to a GDPR and libel lawsuit from obtaining banking documents through the Manhattan federal court.

10 February 2023

Bahrain spyware litigation to continue

An English judge has refused to end a spyware case against Kingdom of Bahrain despite arguments that should benefit from state immunity.

09 February 2023

Stephenson Harwood hires new UK technology partners

Law firm Stephenson Harwood has hired two new partners to its technology practice in London, as a part of its efforts to strengthen its presence in the sector.

07 February 2023

Data transferred in Westminster reshuffle

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has announced that a new dedicated Department for Science, Innovation and Technology will take responsibility for data issues as part of an overhaul of the UK government’s structure.

07 February 2023

GDPR extraterritorial lawsuit defendants accused of seeking “extravagantly wide” discovery

A businessman has asked an English court to block defendants in a GDPR extraterritorial lawsuit from obtaining banking transaction data through disclosure of information held in the US.

06 February 2023

No appeal against strike-out in ongoing TalkTalk litigation

Claimants suing hacked telecoms company TalkTalk will not seek to appeal against a judgment that struck out their misuse of private information claim against the company.

02 February 2023

ICO confirms end of 24-hour PECR data breach notification deadline

Days after appearing to backtrack on a commitment to stop enforcing a 24-hour data breach regime applying to communication providers, the UK data regulator has confirmed that it now expects low-risk PECR data notifications to be filed within 72 hours.

02 February 2023

Meta predicts low take-up if UK class damages awarded

Meta’s counsel has said claimants would take up little of the “very small” per capita damages that might be awarded if a UK antitrust class action succeeds.

01 February 2023

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