Region: United Kingdom

New GDPR fines guidance from UK ICO – a missed opportunity?

Forensic Risk Alliance partner Simon Taylor reflects on the shortcomings of the ICO’s draft statutory guidance.

09 December 2020

Politicians hit out at UK-Japan data flows plans

A group of British members of parliament have slammed international data transfer agreements proposed as part of a trade deal between the UK and Japan.

02 December 2020

Exclusive: UK adequacy decision running out of time

With just five weeks until Brexit, the European Commission is yet to ask the European Data Protection Board to approve a UK adequacy decision – a process that took four months last time the board was tapped.

27 November 2020

UK to launch new digital competition regime

The UK government has said it will establish a digital markets unit within the country’s competition authority to enforce new rules for powerful platforms like Google and Facebook.

27 November 2020

UK enforcer urged to impose interim measures on Google

An alliance of technology and publishing companies has asked the UK’s antitrust watchdog to stop Google releasing technology that it claims will block publishers from accessing the cookies they use to sell advertising.

24 November 2020

UK companies could pay billions if adequacy not secured

Companies of all sizes will incur significant costs if the UK fails to obtain an EU adequacy decision, research has found.

24 November 2020

LexisNexis faces new GDPR risk database lawsuit

Online gambling mogul and cryptocurrency enthusiast Calvin Ayre has sued a leading risk database for listing him as a politically-exposed person.

18 November 2020

Security standards following the Marriott fine – Great expectations?

Linklaters counsel Peter Church scrutinises the UK data watchdog’s Marriott decision, and provides tips that will help companies avoid data breach fines.

18 November 2020

Ticketmaster to fight GDPR fine

The UK’s data watchdog has imposed a seven-figure fine on Ticketmaster for a data breach that exposed the data of nearly 10 million European customers – but the company has vowed to appeal against the decision.

16 November 2020

App maker fights UK Facebook data misuse lawsuit

An entrepreneur has denied that his apps siphoned user data from Facebook and licensed it to other companies.

03 November 2020

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