Region: United Kingdom

Doorstep Dispensaree says tribunal “watered down” appeal protections

Counsel to Doorstep Dispensaree has said that the First-Tier Tribunal decision siding with the UK’s Information Commissioner on the standard of proof for issuing its monetary penalty notices rendered tribunal appeals “inadequate to the task”.

13 July 2022

How UK data protection reform could affect the life sciences sector

Covington & Burling’s Sam Jungyun Choi and Paul Maynard unpack the impact of the UK’s planned data reforms on the life sciences industry.

07 July 2022

UK to strike first post-Brexit data flow deal

The UK government has signed an adequacy agreement in principle with Korea, marking the country’s first deal guaranteeing frictionless data flows with another country since leaving the EU.

06 July 2022

SAR litigation against Wise dropped

A data protection claim against Wise over alleged failings to fulfil a data subject access request has been discontinued.

04 July 2022

High Court rules on CCTV screenshot in commercial dispute

The High Court of England and Wales has blocked the publication of a screenshot from a CCTV recording, saying that it would constitute a breach of the GDPR.

30 June 2022

ICO to cut penalties for public sector

The UK’s data protection authority will trial a new approach to enforcement against public sector bodies, moving away from fines towards a preference for public reprimands.

30 June 2022

UK to change copyright law to boost AI innovation

The UK government has announced a new exception to copyright law around data mining which will allow for the technique to be used “for any purpose”, as long as the material has been lawfully accessed – a change it said will benefit the country’s AI strategy.

29 June 2022

What to expect from UK data reform

The government’s response to a wide-ranging consultation on an overhaul of the UK’s data protection framework contains few surprises and appears to have abandoned some more radical ideas – but a civil society group has branded the proposals as a "bonfire" of rights.

17 June 2022

UK reveals more about data protection reform

The UK’s digital, culture, media and sport ministry has confirmed that future UK data laws will cut down on cookie consent pop-ups, push the Information Commissioner’s Office to promote innovation, reduce DPO requirements and simplify rules applying to research data.

16 June 2022

ICO to get funding boost under new fine retention rule

The UK’s data protection authority will be allowed to keep some of the fines it imposes under new measures which could strengthen the regulator.

15 June 2022

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