Region: United Kingdom

Revealed: details of the British Airways class action

A group of claimants allegedly harmed by the British Airways data breach has brought multiple arguments to hold the airline liable – including to claimants whose data was not actually affected.

24 June 2020

UK makes belated switch to decentralised contact tracing

The UK government has switched to the decentralised model for its contact-tracing app – months after disregarding the ICO’s recommendation that it do so.

19 June 2020

UK adequacy woes deepen

The head of the European Data Protection Board has cast further shadow over the UK’s hopes of achieving adequacy when it leaves the EU.

16 June 2020

The data revolution happening in professional services

KPMG’s former head of digital disruption is now leading the charge to revolutionise the way data is used and analysed in the auditing and professional services industry.

16 June 2020

UK set to alter cybersecurity framework

The UK government is looking to amend enforcement powers and mandatory breach notification thresholds associated with EU critical infrastructure cybersecurity rules.

04 June 2020

LexisNexis risk database faces GDPR lawsuit

An exiled Rwandan businessman has sued LexisNexis Risk Solutions, alleging a global risk and compliance database run by a US subsidiary committed a slew of GDPR violations.

26 May 2020

UK adequacy decision in doubt

A UK adequacy decision looks more unlikely than ever after the EU’s top Brexit negotiator slammed the UK government’s insistence on lowering existing data protection standards.

21 May 2020

Burford Capital loses London Stock Exchange trading data lawsuit

Litigation funder Burford Capital has lost its attempt to force the London Stock Exchange to hand over data which the funder said could prove it was the victim of market manipulation.

19 May 2020

ICO under fire for further delays to BA and Marriott fines

The UK’s data regulator has delayed the landmark British Airways and Marriott fines by another three months and hinted at reducing the penalty – in a move that has received considerable backlash from industry experts.

15 May 2020

Contact-tracing approaches diverge worldwide

As governments and people across the world seek an exit strategy to coronavirus lockdown, contact tracing apps have been touted as a powerful tool – but data privacy concerns have led to differing approaches by health authorities.

06 May 2020

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