Region: United Kingdom

GDR dissects the UK data protection litigation market

Subscribers can now access an exclusive dataset compiled from the High Court of England and Wales, and a Special Report analysing key litigation trends.

01 July 2021

ICO issues GDPR enforcement order

A UK GDPR enforcement notice against an email marketing provider may signal a tougher stance on unlawful marketing that could expose providers to a much harsher penalty regime.

28 June 2021

UK adequacy confirmed

Europe has formally approved the UK’s adequacy with a four-year limit in the case of future regulatory divergence.

28 June 2021

EU states approve UK GDPR adequacy

EU member states have voted in favour of UK adequacy, edging the country closer to full approval and unrestricted bilateral data flows.

17 June 2021

UK pushed to overhaul data protection framework

A government-appointed regulatory reform taskforce has suggested replacing the post-Brexit UK GDPR with an AI-friendly framework that would cull individuals’ right to object to automated decision-making.

16 June 2021

Google agrees to Privacy Sandbox oversight

Adtech players have welcomed Google commitments that would resolve a UK antitrust investigation of its controversial Privacy Sandbox and subject it to ongoing competition and data protection regulatory scrutiny.

11 June 2021

Ruling threatens UK adequacy decision

Cooley partner Guadalupe Sampedro considers a recent court ruling on the UK’s controversial immigration exemption to the GDPR.

09 June 2021

UK delays new public health database

Facing opposition by privacy activists, the UK’s government has postponed the creation of a centralised patient medical information database.

08 June 2021

UK and EU enforcers target Facebook’s data practices

The UK and EU’s antitrust watchdogs have opened parallel investigations into Facebook to examine if it uses data collected through its digital advertising service to obtain an unfair competitive advantage in certain online markets.

07 June 2021

ICO readies new GDPR case

The UK’s data regulator is poised to issue a new GDPR infringement decision, GDR has learned.

03 June 2021

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