Region: United Kingdom

UK judge says Saudi Arabia can be sued for spyware use

A UK-based dissident has been granted the right to pursue legal action against Saudi Arabia for its use of Pegasus spyware to hack his phone.

19 August 2022

Data Changemakers: Caroline Wilson Palow

Privacy International legal director and general counsel Caroline Wilson Palow says transparency is the key to creating a productive dialogue between civil society and the private sector.

12 August 2022

ICO faces fresh litigation over “inaction”

A businessman has obtained permission to judicially review the UK data regulator’s conduct relating to a major fintech company’s failure to respond to a subject access request.

04 August 2022

Cloud services face new oversight from financial watchdogs

Cloud service providers could soon be subject to new rules and oversight from a triad of UK financial regulators, as attention turns to the risk posed by the possible failure of companies responsible for holding banks’ data.

04 August 2022

CAT president rules out combined judgments in UK sports data litigation

A UK judge has said he will hand down separate judgments in two overlapping cases before the Competition Appeal Tribunal and an English court that involve competition claims and counterclaims between sports data and betting companies.

29 July 2022

Cyberinsurance premiums and burden likely to keep increasing

Premiums and policyholder responsibilities are growing as insurance carriers wrestle with the rapidly evolving cyber threat landscape and maintain their profit margins.

27 July 2022

ICO unveils more flexible UK BCR requirements

The UK’s data regulator has set out a simplified binding corporate rules approval process and a principles-based approach to intra-group data flows – but it is unclear whether the new process will actually speed up approval times.

26 July 2022

The UK’s new data bill dissected

The UK’s new Data Protection and Digital Information Bill will change various aspects of the country’s data protection landscape. Some of the bill’s amendments to UK data protection law are expected, but others are more of a surprise. GDR runs through the most crucial new developments.

25 July 2022

ICO DSG data breach fine halved

A tribunal has cut the ICO’s £500,000 fine against DSG Retail in half, criticising the regulator’s “unusual” decision to significantly narrow its case and rejecting the bulk of the UK watchdog’s findings on the extent of technical vulnerabilities that contributed to a major hack.

20 July 2022

DPOs could still be factor in investigations, ICO chief says

Despite draft legislation removing the requirement for UK businesses to have a dedicated data protection officer, the country’s data watchdog chief has said that having someone in the role will still be taken into account when investigating.

19 July 2022

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