Region: United Kingdom

ICO’s British Airways and Marriott delays signal fine reductions

The UK Information Commissioner’s Office has again delayed deciding whether to impose large fines on British Airways and Marriott – with both companies indicating the proposed penalties may be reduced.

31 March 2020

UK Supreme Court rules against alleged Isis killers’ data transfer

The UK’s highest court has unanimously held that the government’s transfer of evidence relating to the alleged murderers of 27 men in Syria was illegal.

31 March 2020

Google ordered to disclose search algorithm

An English court has ordered search giant Google to reveal details about its “crown jewel” search algorithms to an opposing expert witness in antitrust litigation.

23 March 2020

UK to force food supply data sharing

Proposed emergency coronavirus powers would allow UK authorities to force food supply chain participants to disclose data that would allow them to track disruption.

19 March 2020

UK makes adequacy sales pitch

The UK government has begun its attempts to persuade the European Commission to grant the country adequacy post-Brexit – a decision worth billions, but which is dogged by doubts over the use of data by UK spying agencies.

18 March 2020

Sports data company starts new battle

Sportradar, which has at least twice been embroiled in data-related litigation in the English courts, has sued three companies over a request for data supply services in the UK’s specialist antitrust tribunal.

13 March 2020

First ICO GDPR fine appealed

GDR can reveal that Pharmacy Doorstep Dispensaree is challenging the UK data watchdog’s decision to fine it under the GDPR.

13 March 2020

Supreme Court to hear Safari Workaround appeal

The UK’s highest court has granted Google permission to appeal against a judgment that allowed a groundbreaking data class action against the tech giant to proceed.

12 March 2020

English appeal court clarifies “relevant filing system” in Taylor Wessing SAR case

The English and Welsh appeals court has said law firm Taylor Wessing had no obligation to search for personal data held in unstructured paper files after receiving a subject access request, as the information was not held in a “relevant filing system” covered by data protection law.

11 March 2020

FCA to probe financial market data value

The UK financial services regulator has launched a review into the use and valuation of data in the wholesale financial services market.

10 March 2020

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