Region: United Kingdom

FCA fines Equifax £11 million

The UK’s financial regulator has fined Equifax for failing to protect UK customer data outsourced to its US parent – six years after the 2017 cyberattack was reported.

13 October 2023

Equifax ends UK data breach litigation

One of the last surviving UK group data breach lawsuits has ended.

13 October 2023

ICO wins Delo appeal

An appeal court has confirmed that the UK data regulator has no obligation to reach a conclusive decision each time it receives a complaint – but the complainant who sparked the case plans to take the fight further.

10 October 2023

Snap’s AI chatbot faces ICO scrutiny

The UK's data protection regulator has issued a preliminary enforcement notice against Snap over concerns that its AI chatbot may pose a risk to children’s privacy.

06 October 2023

UK regulators gear up for AI oversight

Enforcement officials have begun to lay out the groundwork for AI oversight in their individual sectors.

05 October 2023

ICO raises threat level on cookie enforcement

Senior figures at the UK data regulator have indicated the authority will be looking more closely at companies deploying non-compliant cookie banners.

03 October 2023

More Splunk for your buck: AI newsletter 25 September 2023

While industry voices continue to back the merits of open source large language model development, the money continues to flow to a few familiar names while the less familiar ones get snapped up. Cisco has just handed over the GDP of Honduras for AI-driven cybersecurity (and much else) provider Splunk, while familiar face Anthropic AI gets a $4 billion cash injection from Amazon. On the regulatory side, tinkering continues at the edges of the EU AI Act while the US gets another legislative proposal to add to its deck.

25 September 2023

UK-US data bridge approved

The UK has approved its own transatlantic data adequacy agreement hot on the heels of the newly established EU-US adequacy framework.

21 September 2023

CMA lays foundation for AI oversight

The UK competition regulator has warned that companies could develop entrenched market advantages from AI foundation models, placing consumers at higher risk of AI-enabled fraud.

18 September 2023

The chips are down: AI newsletter 18 September 2023

Tech giants’ AI projects are being threatened with death by a thousand copyright cuts, with yet another author attaching himself to litigation against the alleged wilful pilfering of his intellectual property. But concerns over the ethics of building AI models hasn’t stopped the rush to do so, with front- and back-end companies teaming up on the next generation of the technology.

18 September 2023

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