Region: United Kingdom

UK Digital Markets Unit comes out of the shadows

The UK government has introduced long-awaited legislation to impose data-sharing requirements on the biggest tech companies, with the aim of increasing competition and aiding smaller challengers.

25 April 2023

Data Changemakers: Carly Kind

Ada Lovelace Institute director Carly Kind says UK data reforms have wrongly diagnosed the problems with the GDPR and there is room for a UK answer to the EU’s AI Act.

21 April 2023

ICO legal chief questions Privacy Sandbox

The UK data watchdog’s general counsel has raised doubts over whether Google’s Privacy Sandbox will actually benefit users’ privacy.

19 April 2023

EU adequacy still not certain as UK debates data law

A senior UK government lawmaker has said EU adequacy does not need to be the highest priority when finalising the country’s replacement for GDPR.

18 April 2023

ICO cuts TikTok children’s data fine in half

The UK data protection regulator has fined TikTok £12.7 million (€14.5 million) for failing to protect children’s data on the platform.

04 April 2023

Jones Day and Kroll fight Wirecard surveillance lawsuit

Investigations consultancy Kroll and law firm Jones Day have denied committing misconduct in an investigation of Wirecard short-seller Matthew Earl.

03 April 2023

UK touts new principles-based approach to AI

The UK government is consulting on the future of AI regulation, proposing an outcomes-based UK approach at odds with the more prescriptive system being finalised in the EU.

29 March 2023

Google and DeepMind UK class action viable, claimant insists

Counsel to representative claimant Andrew Prismall has urged the High Court to allow an opt-out claim against Google and DeepMind to continue to trial and distinguished it from the landmark Lloyd v Google claim.

22 March 2023

Google fights UK health data class action

The High Court of England and Wales has heard arguments in a representative action against DeepMind and its parent company Google over the alleged misuse of NHS patients’ private information.

21 March 2023

Easylife penalty slashed by more than 80%

The UK privacy regulator has reached an agreement with retailer Easylife, cutting a £1.35 million penalty (€1.54 million) over the company’s data processing conduct to £250,000 (€285,000).

16 March 2023

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