Region: United Kingdom

EU adequacy still not certain as UK debates data law

A senior UK government lawmaker has said EU adequacy does not need to be the highest priority when finalising the country’s replacement for GDPR.

18 April 2023

ICO cuts TikTok children’s data fine in half

The UK data protection regulator has fined TikTok £12.7 million (€14.5 million) for failing to protect children’s data on the platform.

04 April 2023

Jones Day and Kroll fight Wirecard surveillance lawsuit

Investigations consultancy Kroll and law firm Jones Day have denied committing misconduct in an investigation of Wirecard short-seller Matthew Earl.

03 April 2023

UK touts new principles-based approach to AI

The UK government is consulting on the future of AI regulation, proposing an outcomes-based UK approach at odds with the more prescriptive system being finalised in the EU.

29 March 2023

Google and DeepMind UK class action viable, claimant insists

Counsel to representative claimant Andrew Prismall has urged the High Court to allow an opt-out claim against Google and DeepMind to continue to trial and distinguished it from the landmark Lloyd v Google claim.

22 March 2023

Google fights UK health data class action

The High Court of England and Wales has heard arguments in a representative action against DeepMind and its parent company Google over the alleged misuse of NHS patients’ private information.

21 March 2023

Easylife penalty slashed by more than 80%

The UK privacy regulator has reached an agreement with retailer Easylife, cutting a £1.35 million penalty (€1.54 million) over the company’s data processing conduct to £250,000 (€285,000).

16 March 2023

UK complaint calls for YouTube algorithmic deletion

An activist has asked the ICO to force YouTube to delete algorithms trained on children’s data – but while the regulator has said it could theoretically force algorithmic deletion, such an order might exceed its powers.

15 March 2023

New UK data bill only the end of the beginning

The latest edition of the UK’s new data protection bill may have been long-awaited, but it remains only the start of a process which is still open to further amendments and future expansion of the law’s scope.

13 March 2023

UK data bill addresses adtech industry concerns

The UK Data and Marketing Association has welcomed clarifications provided by the new UK data bill, but expressed some concern over the extent of exemptions proposed.

10 March 2023

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