Region: United Kingdom

Personalised pricing under the spotlight in UK and US

The UK’s competition watchdog has announced that it will be researching how businesses offer personalised pricing on the basis of customer data, while a US Federal Trade Commission hearing debated whether the practice should fall under competition law rules.

07 November 2018

Data breaches: beyond the ICO into the big bucks

King & Spalding partner Angela Hayes and counsel Kim Roberts in London examine the fallout of recent data breach cases – and what to expect beyond enforcement by the UK’s data privacy watchdog.

07 November 2018

Denham calls for "ethical pause" following unprecedented investigation

The UK Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham has said that her office’s investigation into data use for political purposes has exposed “a disturbing amount of disrespect for personal data of voters and prospective voters.”

06 November 2018

High Court rules in data transfer dispute

An English judge has ordered plant protection manufacturer GAT Microencapsulation to compensate agribusiness company Rotam for unjust enrichment, after a data transfer agreement between the two fell through.

31 October 2018

ICO narrows first-ever GDPR enforcement notice

Canadian political consultancy AggregateIQ has withdrawn an appeal against the UK Information Commissioner’s Office’s first GDPR enforcement notice, after the watchdog narrowed its scope.

30 October 2018

Beyond the headline fines: preparing for post-GDPR ICO scrutiny and enforcement

As fines grab the headlines, Debevoise & Plimpton London partners Karolos Seeger and Jane Shvets and associate Robert Maddox analyse the UK data protection watchdog’s new investigative powers.

29 October 2018

Facebook ordered to pay UK maximum pre-GDPR fine

The UK’s data watchdog has ordered Facebook to pay £500,000 (€564,726) after it failed to prevent an app from harvesting millions of users’ personal data.

25 October 2018

DPAs have “ethical duty” to improve laws, says ICO deputy chief

UK data privacy official Steve Wood has said regulators must recommend changes to laws where they see shortcomings.

25 October 2018

UK supermarket loses appeal against data breach vicarious liability

The Court of Appeal of England and Wales has held supermarket Morrisons liable for a rogue employee’s leak of thousands of individuals’ personal data – despite arguments that pointed to the enormous burden it would create for innocent employers.

22 October 2018

Twitter facing investigation by Irish enforcer

The Irish Data Protection Commission has launched an investigation into Twitter after an academic complained that the social media company had not given him information he had requested regarding its link shortening service.

16 October 2018

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