Region: United Kingdom

UK makes adequacy sales pitch

The UK government has begun its attempts to persuade the European Commission to grant the country adequacy post-Brexit – a decision worth billions, but which is dogged by doubts over the use of data by UK spying agencies.

18 March 2020

Sports data company starts new battle

Sportradar, which has at least twice been embroiled in data-related litigation in the English courts, has sued three companies over a request for data supply services in the UK’s specialist antitrust tribunal.

13 March 2020

First ICO GDPR fine appealed

GDR can reveal that Pharmacy Doorstep Dispensaree is challenging the UK data watchdog’s decision to fine it under the GDPR.

13 March 2020

Supreme Court to hear Safari Workaround appeal

The UK’s highest court has granted Google permission to appeal against a judgment that allowed a groundbreaking data class action against the tech giant to proceed.

12 March 2020

English appeal court clarifies “relevant filing system” in Taylor Wessing SAR case

The English and Welsh appeals court has said law firm Taylor Wessing had no obligation to search for personal data held in unstructured paper files after receiving a subject access request, as the information was not held in a “relevant filing system” covered by data protection law.

11 March 2020

FCA to probe financial market data value

The UK financial services regulator has launched a review into the use and valuation of data in the wholesale financial services market.

10 March 2020

GDPR roundup: biometrics, access rights, certification and cooperation

GDR’s latest roundup of news from European enforcers looks at regulatory developments regarding the use of biometric data, steps towards GDPR certification, subjects’ access rights and international cooperation.

10 March 2020

GDPR certification ball starts rolling

Companies may soon be able to mark their processes as being GDPR-compliant and partially shield themselves from enforcement, as at least six European data protection authorities push forward with certification and code of conduct plans.

04 March 2020

Cathay Pacific accepts ICO data breach decision

Cathay Pacific will not contest the UK data watchdog’s decision to impose the maximum possible pre-GDPR fine against it, in the wake of a security breach that affected millions of data subjects worldwide.

04 March 2020

EDPB members show limited support for UK adequacy

European data protection authorities have delivered a blow to the UK’s post-Brexit data hopes, with only four of the European Data Protection Board’s members pushing for the European Commission to consider a UK adequacy decision.

25 February 2020

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