Region: United Kingdom

GDPR extraterritorial lawsuit shut down by English court

A High Court judge has refused to allow a businessman to sue California-based online publication Forensic News and several journalists under the GDPR.

18 January 2021

Data community news roundup: promotions, hires and more

January is traditionally the month in which law firms announce partner promotion rounds. All job markets – including the legal industry – look different this year, but there have still been plenty of moves and promotions.

15 January 2021

English court strikes down GCHQ hacking warrants

The UK’s signals intelligence agency cannot use broad warrants to interfere with computer equipment, the High Court of England and Wales has ruled.

11 January 2021

UK probes Google Chrome privacy changes

The UK’s competition authority has launched its first-ever abuse of dominance case against one of the four ‘big tech’ companies, as it scrutinises Google’s proposals to remove third-party cookies and other functions from its Chrome internet browser.

08 January 2021

British Airways seeks to settle UK class action

British Airways is looking to settle a UK class action relating to its high-profile data breach, counsel to the claimants have said.

06 January 2021

Brexit deal gives UK adequacy reprieve

An interim arrangement agreed as part of the Brexit deal means data will continue to flow unhindered from the EU to the UK for up to six months.

04 January 2021

ICO: Doorstep Dispensaree’s deficient GDPR policies warranted a fine

The UK’s data watchdog has admitted that it made mistakes in its first-ever GDPR fining decision, but told a tribunal today that the decision should still stand.

18 December 2020

Doorstep Dispensaree attacks ICO GDPR fine

The target of the UK’s first GDPR fine has criticised the Information Commissioner’s Office decision to penalise the company – highlighting that the amount of data affected by an alleged breach was far smaller than the regulator had estimated.

17 December 2020

Brexit forces Facebook UK data reshuffle

Brexit uncertainty has pushed Facebook to shift legal responsibility for UK users from the company’s Irish division to its US parent company – though the UK replica of the GDPR will still apply.

17 December 2020

Regulators pressure Apple into data notice changes

Apple will soon add easy-to-understand notices on its app store explaining how apps use personal data, following pressure from an international group of consumer protection authorities.

09 December 2020

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