Region: United Kingdom

CMA raised concerns about football data deal

The UK’s competition watchdog previously expressed concerns when the sole provider of official live data for several UK football leagues chose to grant exclusive access to certain datasets to a single provider, a tribunal has heard.

04 October 2022

ICO proposes £27 million fine for TikTok

TikTok could be fined as much as £27 million (€29.9 million) by the ICO for failing to adequately protect children’s privacy.

26 September 2022

UK telecoms regulator to probe Amazon, Microsoft and Google in cloud sector study

The UK’s Office of Communications is launching a study into the cloud services sector to identify any competition concerns arising from the market power of Amazon, Microsoft and Google.

23 September 2022

New UK government could have effect on data law

The change in government in the UK has brought some new faces to important roles for data law and policy, but the effect on anticipated new regulations remains to be seen.

09 September 2022

Hunton Andrews Kurth boosts UK presence

Hunton Andrews Kurth has appointed data privacy and compliance expert Sarah Pearce as a partner in London.

08 September 2022

ICO scrutinises Ministry of Justice over data collection claims

The UK’s data watchdog is making enquiries after receiving a complaint over the justice ministry’s alleged collection of the personal data of barristers participating in an ongoing strike action.

02 September 2022

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

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