Region: United Kingdom

Wiewiórowski: UK-EU data deal must not set precedent

The European Data Protection Supervisor has warned the EU not to repeat its UK data deal with other countries, saying it creates “friction” and legal uncertainty.

23 February 2021

UK declared adequate

Data should be able to continue to flow freely from the EU to the UK following the European Commission’s draft adequacy decision.

19 February 2021

Competing Facebook class action filed in the UK

A writer and campaigner has sued Facebook on behalf of individuals allegedly affected by the Cambridge Analytica scandal, potentially setting the stage for a clash with a similar class action filed two months beforehand.

09 February 2021

The BA class action in numbers

A recent ruling in the UK British Airways GDPR data breach class action shows that only a small fraction of potential claimants have signed up – but the lawsuit could still be worth tens or hundreds of millions of pounds.

08 February 2021

No judicial overreach in Phones 4U disclosure order, UK court rules

Judges presiding over cartel damages claims can order defendant companies to ask their employees to hand over personal devices to be searched for evidence of collusion, a UK appeals court has ruled.

02 February 2021

What we learned from the UK and EU’s data transfer chiefs

European Commission international data flows boss Bruno Gencarelli and his UK counterpart Joe Jones spoke on a virtual panel yesterday about the state of play for the two jurisdictions in terms of data transfers, policy, and post-Brexit divergence. Here’s what we learned.

28 January 2021

First hint of UK-EU data divergence appears

The UK data protection authority has signed off on data transfers to a US financial regulator, but one European regulator has expressed doubts – in a sign that UK and EU interpretation of the GDPR may be starting to drift apart.

22 January 2021

GDPR extraterritorial lawsuit shut down by English court

A High Court judge has refused to allow a businessman to sue California-based online publication Forensic News and several journalists under the GDPR.

18 January 2021

Data community news roundup: promotions, hires and more

January is traditionally the month in which law firms announce partner promotion rounds. All job markets – including the legal industry – look different this year, but there have still been plenty of moves and promotions.

15 January 2021

English court strikes down GCHQ hacking warrants

The UK’s signals intelligence agency cannot use broad warrants to interfere with computer equipment, the High Court of England and Wales has ruled.

11 January 2021

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