Region: United Kingdom

UK Huawei deal raises GDPR red flags, senior Microsoft counsel warns

Given the Chinese government’s strict data localisation laws and penchant for centralising data in the name of AI, a senior counsel at Microsoft has questioned how Huawei’s 5G project in the UK will comply with the GDPR.

21 February 2020

Google to shift UK data control to US amid Brexit fears

Google’s US parent has become the service provider and data controller for UK users, in a move that may be linked to the possibility that the UK may fail to achieve a post-Brexit EU adequacy decision.

21 February 2020

Hitachi Capital UK’s CIO on data strategy, regulation and quantum computing

GDR speaks to Leeds-based Hitachi Capital UK CIO Kim Brien to learn about the evolution of data strategy and the double-edged sword of quantum computing.

11 February 2020

UK regulators issue claims management data warning

British finance and information watchdogs have warned that insolvency practitioners who sell personal data to claims management companies may be acting unlawfully.

10 February 2020

Dixons Carphone appeals ICO fine

DSG Retail is appealing against the £500,000 fine levied against it by the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office, GDR has learned.

06 February 2020

Adtech activists force ICO’s hand

A group of privacy activists have attempted to formally force the UK Information Commissioner’s Office to reveal its adtech enforcement plans – and threatened to sue the regulator if it fails to act.

05 February 2020

Former Guantanamo inmate sues Refinitiv over global risk database

A former Guantanamo inmate has accused data provider Refinitiv of illegally holding data about him on the company's influential World-Check database – including by inaccurately putting him in its "terrorism" category

27 January 2020

Insurer seeks return of ransomware payment

An English insurer has approached the English courts to recover hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth of Bitcoin it paid out to deal with ransomware.

22 January 2020

ICO provides muted response to adtech fears

The UK data regulator’s latest update on its plans to address data issues in the adtech industry has angered privacy activists – with one group saying it may take legal action against the regulator over its alleged failings.

17 January 2020

ECJ advocate-general sides with activists on bulk data interception

A European Court of Justice advocate-general has urged the court to rule that indiscriminate mass retention of metadata for national security purposes violates EU law.

15 January 2020

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