Region: United Kingdom

Lloyd v Google looms over €10 billion English lawsuit

GDPR class actions remain rare in Europe, and claimants face plenty of obstacles. GDR exclusively reports on how the outcome of the English high-stakes Salesforce and Oracle class action could hinge on the outcome of another prominent case.

18 August 2020

Salesforce and Oracle face €10 billion Dutch and UK cookie litigation

In the highest-value GDPR lawsuit to date, a Dutch NGO is suing Salesforce and Oracle in a first-of-its-kind coordinated cross-border class action over the companies’ tracking cookie practices.

14 August 2020

Exclusive: British Airways hits back at GDPR class action

GDR exclusively reveals how British Airways is defending itself against cutting-edge arguments in the UK’s highest-profile GDPR data breach litigation.

13 August 2020

Court rules against UK police facial recognition, but no overall ban

In a closely watched test case, a UK appeal court has ruled that a police force’s use of automated facial surveillance was illegal under human rights and data protection law – but stopped short of banning all use of the controversial technology.

11 August 2020

What reducing the planned British Airways fine could mean for the future of data protection

British Airways might pay a fraction of the data breach penalty that was floated last year. Aman Johal of Your Lawyers Ltd, who represents claimants against the airline, says this sends the wrong message.

10 August 2020

Community news roundup: data practices continue to grow

GDR’s latest in community news sees data hires across private practice, a new office in Silicon Valley, and an addition at the Pentagon.

07 August 2020

ICO British Airways fine could be slashed

The UK’s data watchdog last year said it planned to fine data breach victim British Airways £183 million (€206.3 million) – but the airline’s parent company has put aside a fraction of that amount to cover the payout in expectation of a lower penalty.

31 July 2020

UK fintech faces GDPR litigation

Claimants have sued credit history building fintech Loqbox over a data breach it suffered earlier this year.

30 July 2020

Data centre giant Equinix leaves ICO for Dutch watchdog

Data centre market-leader Equinix has chosen the Dutch regulator as its lead authority for its binding corporate rules as the UK prepares to completely leave the EU, GDR can reveal.

24 July 2020

EDPB warns of looming UK binding corporate rules deadline

Companies using binding corporate rules greenlit in the UK must seek approval for the transfer mechanism from other EU regulators by the end of the year.

23 July 2020

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