Region: United Kingdom

UK walks a fine line in quest for US adequacy

All eyes may be on Brussels’ reaction to the recent White House executive order and the prospects for EU-US adequacy, but the UK’s own planned transatlantic agreement could be affected by the recent announcement.

20 October 2022

High Court judge issues damages for “very moderate” distress

The High Court of England and Wales has awarded damages for a data breach “at the lowest end of the spectrum” – a departure from the recent trend of small data breach claims being dismissed or transferred to lower courts.

13 October 2022

Sports data and betting companies settle litigation during trial

Sportradar has settled antitrust claims against three sports data and betting companies, bringing an end to a trial that started last week.

12 October 2022

Retailer Easylife to appeal ICO fine

Easylife is planning to fight a £1.48 million (€1.69 million) fine imposed by the UK data regulator.

07 October 2022

ICO issues £1.48 million fine to UK retailer Easylife

The Information Commissioner's Office has fined UK retailer Easylife £1.35 million (€1.54 million) for misusing customers’ personal data to try and sell them medical products.

06 October 2022

CMA raised concerns about football data deal

The UK’s competition watchdog previously expressed concerns when the sole provider of official live data for several UK football leagues chose to grant exclusive access to certain datasets to a single provider, a tribunal has heard.

04 October 2022

ICO proposes £27 million fine for TikTok

TikTok could be fined as much as £27 million (€29.9 million) by the ICO for failing to adequately protect children’s privacy.

26 September 2022

UK telecoms regulator to probe Amazon, Microsoft and Google in cloud sector study

The UK’s Office of Communications is launching a study into the cloud services sector to identify any competition concerns arising from the market power of Amazon, Microsoft and Google.

23 September 2022

New UK government could have effect on data law

The change in government in the UK has brought some new faces to important roles for data law and policy, but the effect on anticipated new regulations remains to be seen.

09 September 2022

Hunton Andrews Kurth boosts UK presence

Hunton Andrews Kurth has appointed data privacy and compliance expert Sarah Pearce as a partner in London.

08 September 2022

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