Region: United Kingdom

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

ICO issues GDPR data breach fine

The UK’s data watchdog has fined a charity that supports trans children and teenagers for allowing sensitive personal data to be accessible through search engines.

08 July 2021

UK Equiniti lawsuit to continue

An English procedural judge has refused to enter a default judgment in data breach litigation against outsourcer Equiniti, after the company said delays caused by the claimants stopped it from being able to file a defence on time.

07 July 2021

British Airways class action mostly settles

British Airways has settled the bulk of its high-profile GDPR data breach litigation – but lawyers for at least one group of claimants have vowed to keep fighting the case.

06 July 2021

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