Region: United Kingdom

Digital Markets Unit sees light at the end of the tunnel

The UK’s long-awaited Digital Markets Unit is looking at leveraging its forthcoming powers against tech gatekeepers, echoing the powers recently enacted in the EU under the Digital Markets Act.

15 December 2022

TalkTalk data breach litigation continues

A High Court judge has ordered claimants to pay hacked telecoms company TalkTalk interim costs and refused both sides’ permission to appeal against an earlier strike-out judgment.

13 December 2022

High Court hears telecoms hacking dispute

A telecoms company claims that it is owed more than US$45 million after it suffered a cyberattack campaign allegedly designed to induce customers to switch networks.

07 December 2022

NSO group under further UK pressure

A London-based Bahraini activist has initiated legal action against the NSO Group and the Bahraini government over spyware allegations – becoming at least the fifth individual to threaten litigation against the company in the UK.

07 December 2022

High Court rejects ICO challenge – but grants permission to appeal

Ben Delo’s attempted judicial review of the UK data regulator’s complaints-handling process has been dismissed, after the judge ruled that the regulator does not always need to conclusively determine whether controllers have breached data protection laws.

02 December 2022

Navigating binding corporate rules: Updated requirements in the EU and UK

The gap between the updated EU and UK binding corporate rules requirements appear to be widening, say Morrison Foerster's Alex van der Wolk, Marijn Storm and Laura Stewart.

01 December 2022

UK to update NIS regulations

The UK government has announced upcoming changes to its cybersecurity regulations, on the heels of the EU’s own NIS2 directive.

30 November 2022

ICO hits out at Clearview’s “extremely powerful monitoring tool”

The UK data regulator has urged a tribunal to reject Clearview AI’s narrow interpretation of the UK GDPR’s extraterritoriality provision, stressing that the company’s conduct constituted monitoring that is caught by the country’s regulatory framework.

23 November 2022

Saudi Arabia and NSO to face another spyware challenge in UK

A British-Jordanian journalist has launched another legal challenge against the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the company behind the Pegasus spyware, joining three other individuals bringing similar claims in the UK.

23 November 2022

UK finalises Korea adequacy

The UK has finalised its first post-Brexit data adequacy agreement, in a deal which the UK claims goes beyond that achieved by the EU.

23 November 2022

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