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The government’s response to a wide-ranging consultation on an overhaul of the UK’s data protection framework contains few surprises and appears to have abandoned some more radical ideas – but a civil society group has branded the proposals as a "bonfire" of rights.
17 June 2022
The UK’s digital, culture, media and sport ministry has confirmed that future UK data laws will cut down on cookie consent pop-ups, push the Information Commissioner’s Office to promote innovation, reduce DPO requirements and simplify rules applying to research data.
16 June 2022
The UK’s data protection authority will be allowed to keep some of the fines it imposes under new measures which could strengthen the regulator.
15 June 2022
A Northern Ireland High Court judge has allowed a misuse of private information claim against leading UK newspapers to proceed after “inexcusable delay”, but struck out the claimant’s negligence claim.
14 June 2022
The UK government has published a new digital strategy, committing to an outcomes-based regulatory regime and debuting a framework for measuring the project’s success.
13 June 2022
The UK National Crime Agency has denied that it breached data protection laws by providing Latvian authorities with a former KGB double agent’s British identity and address, saying it acted in accordance with EU rules guiding member state cooperation.
09 June 2022
A UK representative action targeting Experian’s marketing business has been discontinued.
09 June 2022
The head of the UK’s data protection authority has said plans to reform the country’s data protection regime will need “tweaks” to ensure it maintains adequacy with the EU.
08 June 2022
UK lawmakers have been urged to consider how the Online Safety Bill will affect data protection, among ongoing questions over how to ensure that large platforms comply with the new legislation.
07 June 2022
Zoom is facing another class action lawsuit over its app’s collection and sharing of personal data, this time from users based in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.
01 June 2022
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