Region: United Kingdom

Looking for clues to future data oversight in new CMA powers

The UK’s antitrust regulator has gained a raft of new powers that could affect tech and data-heavy firms, but long-promised reform of digital rules is still conspicuous by its absence.

21 April 2022

Pegasus spyware faces first UK legal challenge

NSO Group has rejected claims made on behalf of three civil society leaders and human rights activists whose phones were allegedly hacked by the UAE and Saudi Arabian governments using the company’s technology.

20 April 2022

UK Bounty data-sharing litigation fails

The High Court of England and Wales has dismissed claims that an NHS trust was liable for allowing a representative of parent club Bounty to access and disseminate patient data.

13 April 2022

Orrick hires in London

A Jenner & Block partner who has handled a leading ICO investigation has joined Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe.

07 April 2022

Squire Patton Boggs grows in three countries

Squire Patton Boggs has doubled the number of partners in its UK data practice, shortly after adding several other senior lawyers in London and Madrid.

06 April 2022

Oracle and Salesforce €10 billion claim continues

A Dutch NGO has appealed against a ruling that its mass claim was inadmissible, requesting that the appeals court set aside the judgment and uphold all of its claims against software giants Oracle and Salesforce.

30 March 2022

DCMS official: global transfers solution needed

Governments should examine multilateral solutions to help resolve international transfer complexity, a senior UK data policy official has said.

24 March 2022

Tycoon settles data protection claim against investigators

Intelligence company S-RM has agreed to delete reports containing allegations about the billionaire head of an investment company, after he discovered that allegedly inaccurate information was being sent to banks.

23 March 2022

ICO and DPC to coordinate on enforcement priorities

UK information commissioner John Edwards has said his regulator is working with its Irish counterpart to avoid subjecting companies to unnecessarily divergent regulation, in  a speech that emphasised the official’s intent to increase legal certainty for data holders.

23 March 2022

UK Equifax claimants seek opt-in certification

Claimants seeking damages against Equifax for failing to protect their personal data have asked the High Court to certify an opt-in class action that would help manage thousands of individual cases, with the parties clashing on how best to move the case forward.

22 March 2022

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