Region: United Kingdom

What to expect from UK data reform

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

UK reveals more about data protection reform

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

ICO to get funding boost under new fine retention rule

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

TalkTalk hack-related privacy claim continues

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

UK announces new light-touch digital strategy

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

NCA mounts defence in unlawful disclosure claim

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

Experian class action dropped

A UK representative action targeting Experian’s marketing business has been discontinued.

09 June 2022

Edwards: “tweaks” needed to ensure UK data law keeps adequacy

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

MPs pushed on Online Safety Bill data protection issues

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 hit with international privacy class action

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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