Region: United Kingdom

UK complaint calls for YouTube algorithmic deletion

An activist has asked the ICO to force YouTube to delete algorithms trained on children’s data – but while the regulator has said it could theoretically force algorithmic deletion, such an order might exceed its powers.

15 March 2023

New UK data bill only the end of the beginning

The latest edition of the UK’s new data protection bill may have been long-awaited, but it remains only the start of a process which is still open to further amendments and future expansion of the law’s scope.

13 March 2023

UK data bill addresses adtech industry concerns

The UK Data and Marketing Association has welcomed clarifications provided by the new UK data bill, but expressed some concern over the extent of exemptions proposed.

10 March 2023

UK data reform legislation returns – again

Initial reactions suggest businesses will broadly welcome the latest draft overhaul of the UK’s data protection framework, but concerns remain over how the EU will respond.

08 March 2023

Tech company claim over ex-employee data disclosure succeeds

A High Court judge has granted an injunction application against a convicted criminal and his wife who had threatened to illegally disclose a fintech company’s data to individuals they wrongly claimed were the victims of a data breach.

08 March 2023

ICO to appeal Experian judgment

John Edwards has confirmed that the ICO will challenge its recent defeat in the Experian case.

08 March 2023

Soriano GDPR and libel litigation settles

A libel and data protection case that raised questions about the extraterritorial application of the GDPR has settled, according to a statement that came one day after businessman Walter Soriano failed again to stop the defendants from obtaining his US banking data.

06 March 2023

Bird & Bird hires former ICO legal director as privacy partner

James Moss, director of legal services at the UK data protection authority, has joined Bird & Bird as a partner in its London privacy and data protection practice.

01 March 2023

Hacked telecoms company awarded $4.4 million

An English court has ordered Orange Liberia to pay damages to a rival telecoms company that was hacked under the instruction of Orange Liberia staff, but awarded a fraction of the damages initially sought.

01 March 2023

High Court criticises “mess” of Equiniti lawsuit

A High Court judge has voiced "bewilderment and amazement" at the state of a group data breach lawsuit, with the defendant company warning that allowing the case to go ahead could lead to a flood of hundreds of class actions.

28 February 2023

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