Region: United Kingdom

What reducing the planned British Airways fine could mean for the future of data protection

British Airways might pay a fraction of the data breach penalty that was floated last year. Aman Johal of Your Lawyers Ltd, who represents claimants against the airline, says this sends the wrong message.

10 August 2020

Community news roundup: data practices continue to grow

GDR’s latest in community news sees data hires across private practice, a new office in Silicon Valley, and an addition at the Pentagon.

07 August 2020

ICO British Airways fine could be slashed

The UK’s data watchdog last year said it planned to fine data breach victim British Airways £183 million (€206.3 million) – but the airline’s parent company has put aside a fraction of that amount to cover the payout in expectation of a lower penalty.

31 July 2020

UK fintech faces GDPR litigation

Claimants have sued credit history building fintech Loqbox over a data breach it suffered earlier this year.

30 July 2020

Data centre giant Equinix leaves ICO for Dutch watchdog

Data centre market-leader Equinix has chosen the Dutch regulator as its lead authority for its binding corporate rules as the UK prepares to completely leave the EU, GDR can reveal.

24 July 2020

EDPB warns of looming UK binding corporate rules deadline

Companies using binding corporate rules greenlit in the UK must seek approval for the transfer mechanism from other EU regulators by the end of the year.

23 July 2020

ICO adtech enforcement may be stalled to 2021

The UK Information Commissioner’s Office may not restart its work on data protection issues in the adtech ecosystem until next year, it has said.

21 July 2020

European Commission accelerates UK adequacy efforts

The European Commission has redoubled its efforts towards a possible UK adequacy decision, saying it hopes to finish its assessment before the end of the year.

10 July 2020

Horse racing data providers clash again

A company that sells horse race-related data and footage to bookmakers has attacked a judgment that held it liable for unauthorised collection, use and sale of data from race courses.

08 July 2020

UK competition regulator: force Google to share data

The UK’s antitrust enforcer has called for the creation of a new body with powers to force companies to share data with competitors.

03 July 2020

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