Region: United Kingdom

No early payment discounts in ICO GDPR cases

The UK’s data watchdog has scrapped its policy of cutting companies’ fines if they pay early and decline to appeal, GDR has learned, cutting a key incentive for companies to accept the regulator’s penalties.

10 January 2020

ICO hits electronics retailer with maximum pre-GDPR fine

DSG Retail is considering an appeal against the ICO’s decision to fine the company £500,000 (€589,240) after tills at its Currys PC World and Dixons Travel stores were compromised by a cyberattack affecting at least 14 million people.

10 January 2020

ICO delays British Airways and Marriott decisions

The UK data protection regulator has stalled issuing final decisions in its two most prominent GDPR investigations.

06 January 2020

ICO issues first GDPR fine

The UK Information Commissioner’s Office has fined a small pharmacy £275,000 (€323,000) for failing to secure sensitive personal data – marking the watchdog’s first penalty under the GDPR.

20 December 2019

Equifax fights UK opt-out class action

GDR can reveal that Equifax has mounted a wide-ranging attack against an English lawsuit pursuing the company over its high-profile data breach.

19 December 2019

ICO readies another GDPR case

The UK’s data watchdog is at an advanced stage of at least three GDPR enforcement proceedings, GDR has learned.

09 December 2019

UK regulated firms risk enforcement for failure to perform e-marketing data due diligence

A court's decision to uphold a fine in the financial services sector over a failure to properly scrutinise data a company bought from third parties acts as a warning to regulated firms that they must conduct proper due diligence when acquiring data assets.

06 December 2019

Interview: Peter Yapp

Peter Yapp speaks to GDR about the NIS Directive, supply chain risks and the future of corporate cybersecurity.

05 December 2019

Sandbox to cost ICO more than half its high-priority investigations spend

A project by the UK data watchdog that supports companies trying new and unusual projects will cost more than half what the authority spent on high priority investigations this year, GDR has learned.

26 November 2019

English judge dismisses evidence in hacking case

A High Court judge has dismissed evidence relating to a hack of an aviation investor’s computers and emails – which the investor says was carried out by a UAE sovereign wealth fund.

14 November 2019

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