Region: United Kingdom

Riding the tidal wave: claimants choose their swimming lanes

Data privacy class actions in Europe are here to stay. In the second article of a four-part series, Bird & Bird partner Bryony Hurst picks out the EU member states that are likely to become popular litigation forums.

22 October 2020

Five key takeaways from the British Airways fine

The landmark British Airways GDPR fine contains a wealth of insight for data lawyers. GDR highlights key issues that practitioners and their clients need to know.

19 October 2020

Most EU-adequate countries still happy to transfer data to UK

The majority of the countries deemed adequate by the EU have told the UK government that they will not restrict their data flows to the UK, in spite of a looming Brexit deadline.

19 October 2020

Why the ICO British Airways penalty was slashed

GDR can reveal how British Airways persuaded the UK data regulator to cut a planned record-breaking £183.4 million (€204 million) GDPR fine by nearly 90%.

16 October 2020

British Airways data breach fine cut to £20 million

The UK Information Commissioner’s Office has finally fined British Airways over a data breach – but many millions less than originally intended and months after deadline.

16 October 2020

English judges divided on racing data misuse

A company that sells horse racing data and footage to bookmakers has been held liable for the unauthorised collection, use and sale of data from racecourses – but judges on the English appeals court are split as to why.

12 October 2020

ECJ blocks bulk data harvesting but allows targeted collection

The EU’s top court has confirmed that member states cannot order telecoms providers to indiscriminately harvest data for national security purposes, but ruled the practice can continue in exceptional circumstances.

06 October 2020

ICO offers clarity on fines

The UK’s data watchdog has revealed how it plans to calculate its GDPR penalties.

05 October 2020

ICO set to U-turn on GDPR fine discounts

The UK data watchdog plans to cut companies’ penalties when they pay quickly and do not appeal – despite refusing to apply that discount in its only GDPR fine to date.

01 October 2020

Marriott ICO decision delayed yet again

The latest delay to the UK’s data watchdog’s Marriott GDPR data breach decision comes seven months after the regulator originally planned to conclude its investigation.

30 September 2020

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