Region: United Kingdom

UK government releases IOT security code of practice

In a move praised by lawyers, the UK government has released a code of practice to help Internet of Things companies embed security into the design of their devices.

15 October 2018

No SCCs needed for data controllers governed by GDPR, ICO lawyer suggests

Ahead of expected European guidance on the extraterritorial scope of the GDPR, the general counsel of the UK’s data watchdog has suggested that data transfers to third countries that haven’t been granted an adequacy decision will be unrestricted if the recipient is already subject to EU rules.

12 October 2018

UK supermarket liable for data leak as an employer, lawyer argues

Counsel to claimants against Morrisons has told the Court of Appeal of England and Wales that a data leak by a rogue employee falls under common law rather than data protection statute, as the supermarket was not the data controller when the conduct occurred.

10 October 2018

UK supermarket denies liability for rogue employee data leak

Counsel to Morrisons has told the Court of Appeal of England and Wales that data protection rules exempt the supermarket from common law vicarious liability for a leak of payroll data by a disgruntled employee.

09 October 2018

Eversheds strengthens London data practice

Eversheds Sutherland has added to its global privacy and cybersecurity practice with the recruitment of Simon Morrissey from Lewis Silkin.

09 October 2018

English court cans attempted Google class action

An English judge has dismissed an attempted class action against Google, despite saying it is arguable that the company’s alleged secret tracking of Apple iPhone users was wrongful and a breach of duty.

08 October 2018

Bristows hires Dautlich from Pinsent Masons

Bristows has added IT lawyer Marc Dautlich from Pinsent Masons in London to its tech practice.

08 October 2018

Wilson Sonsini hires from Latham

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati has added to its London office’s data privacy and cybersecurity practice with the hire of Lore Leitner.

08 October 2018

Matrix Chambers bolsters its information law ranks

A London-based information and media barrister has moved from One Brick Court to Matrix Chambers.

05 October 2018

Contracts key to data ownership in aviation, lawyer says

A Bird & Bird partner has emphasised the importance of contracts in establishing ownership of data in the aviation industry, despite admitting that industry standard form documents do not deal with the asset in a “sophisticated way”.

05 October 2018

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