Region: United Kingdom

UK GDPR lawsuit rejected in California

A San Francisco federal judge has refused to hear a UK GDPR-based class action against adtech company PubMatic, but the lead claimant's counsel plans to pursue the litigation in the English courts.

18 August 2021

UK looks to reverse Facebook/Giphy deal

Forcing Facebook to unwind its already completed acquisition of Giphy is likely the only way to solve concerns that the deal has or will harm competition in the markets for social media and display advertising, the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority has said.

13 August 2021

The ruling that could transform the UK litigation market

A recent judgment could undermine the economic viability of hundreds of live UK data privacy cases.

04 August 2021

Selling UK adequacy after sunset

Organisations relying on the free flow of personal data between the EEA and the UK have weathered a turbulent few years – and features like the sunset clauses in the UK adequacy decisions mean some uncertainty is set to persist, say Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner partner Kate Brimsted and senior associate Tom Evans.

03 August 2021

Judge narrows Dixons Carphone data breach claim

A High Court judge has dismissed almost all of a lawsuit seeking data breach damages from DSG Retail, serving as a warning to lawyers who routinely file data privacy lawsuits using multiple heads of claim.

30 July 2021

DSG seeks to trim data breach litigation

Dixons Carphone has attacked a lawsuit that seeks to hold it liable for a 2017-2018 data breach.

27 July 2021

Q&A: Handling social care data

James Robson is the DPO for research organisations specialising in social care. He spoke to GDR about the unique challenges of working with sensitive data, internal security measures, and the sector’s approach to data breaches.

26 July 2021

UK parliament staff to sue over 2017 data breach

More than 200 claimants are pursuing a parliamentary authority after their personal data was exposed online.

19 July 2021

Derivatives repository fined over data breaches

The EU securities markets watchdog has fined the UK branch of a major securities depository for data integrity failures.

14 July 2021

Denham pushes back on regulatory reform report

The UK’s data protection chief has appeared to disagree with a recent report that suggested restricting data subjects’ rights to challenge AI-driven automated decision-making.

13 July 2021

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