Region: United Kingdom

UK data protection litigation analysis: the lawyers leading the way

Data compiled by GDR shows that a handful of firms are responsible for most recent data protection cases in England and Wales.

09 March 2021

UK data protection litigation analysis: class action uptake remains slow

Data compiled by GDR shows that much-hyped collective actions make up a tiny minority of UK data protection litigation.

08 March 2021

UK adequacy decision: end goal in sight

After years of wrangling over Brexit and the terms of the withdrawal agreement, recent squabbles over the importing of vaccines, shellfish and even ham sandwiches have made the issue of UK-EU equivalence a testy subject. As such, the European Commission’s recent UK adequacy decision is encouraging for the data community, says Kim Roberts of King & Spalding.

05 March 2021

UK looks to forge own path in data protection

The UK looks set to diverge from its European neighbours on data policy, with a senior politician indicating he plans to move faster than the EU on data flows and Elizabeth Denham’s replacement being asked to focus on data innovation.

02 March 2021

UK GDPR: What enforcement takes place below the waterline?

Discussions about the enforcement of the GDPR inevitably focus on fines, but they’re only part of the UK data regulator’s toolbox. Linklaters counsel Greg Palmer analyses exclusive data about how the Information Commissioner’s Office uses its powers – and how the UK GDPR enforcement works under the waterline.

01 March 2021

Wiewiórowski: UK-EU data deal must not set precedent

The European Data Protection Supervisor has warned the EU not to repeat its UK data deal with other countries, saying it creates “friction” and legal uncertainty.

23 February 2021

UK declared adequate

Data should be able to continue to flow freely from the EU to the UK following the European Commission’s draft adequacy decision.

19 February 2021

Competing Facebook class action filed in the UK

A writer and campaigner has sued Facebook on behalf of individuals allegedly affected by the Cambridge Analytica scandal, potentially setting the stage for a clash with a similar class action filed two months beforehand.

09 February 2021

The BA class action in numbers

A recent ruling in the UK British Airways GDPR data breach class action shows that only a small fraction of potential claimants have signed up – but the lawsuit could still be worth tens or hundreds of millions of pounds.

08 February 2021

No judicial overreach in Phones 4U disclosure order, UK court rules

Judges presiding over cartel damages claims can order defendant companies to ask their employees to hand over personal devices to be searched for evidence of collusion, a UK appeals court has ruled.

02 February 2021

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