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Court Of Appeal Finds Claim For Damages For Loss Of Control Of Data Can Proceed As Representative Action Under CPR 19.6
The Court of Appeal has held that an action for alleged data breaches using the CPR 19.6 representative action procedure can go ahead, overturning the High Court's
UK
17 Oct 2019
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Cookie Consent Clarity: ‘Active Consent' Is Required
The Court of Justice of the European Union has confirmed in the Planet49 case that a pre-ticked checkbox does not constitute valid consent for ePrivacy purposes.
UK
14 Oct 2019
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Calculation Guidelines On GDPR Fines In Germany
In our latest report, we informed you about new developments regarding imposed sanctions by Data Protection Authorities
Germany
7 Oct 2019
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Joint Controller Relationships – More Prevalent Than Previously Thought? Article Published In Privacy And Data Protection Journal
The Privacy and Data Protection Journal has published an article by Duc Tran (Senior Associate) and Laura Adde (Associate) of our Digital TMT, Sourcing & Data and Cyber Security teams.
UK
1 Oct 2019
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China's First Regulation On Children's Online Privacy
The Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) has, for the first time, issued legislation dedicated to protecting child privacy online.
China
23 Sep 2019
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GDPR In The Context Of Litigation
Among the extensive discussion of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) over the past two years, one area where there has been a marked lack
UK
23 Sep 2019
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‘Mega-Fines' And Compensation – How Might Companies Be Affected? Developments In Data Protection Law September 2019
In this update, we provide you with a brief summary of two recent developments in relation to sanctions imposed under the General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR").
Germany
20 Sep 2019
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Right To Privacy In Relation To Personal Emails And WhatsApp Messages
The European Court of Human Rights in Garamukanwa v United Kingdom has confirmed that the right to privacy can theoretically apply in relation to communications sent from a workplace email
UK
23 Aug 2019
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Stormy Outlook Or A Silver Lining? EIOPA Consults On Principles For Outsourcing To Cloud Service Providers
The increasing threat that new market entrants might use technology to win a share of the insurance market has been forcing established insurers to assess the ways in which they might maintain their competitive advantage.
UK
19 Aug 2019
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ICO Explores Bias And Discrimination In AI
A recent post on the ICO's AI Auditing Framework blog explores human bias and discrimination in AI systems.
UK
19 Aug 2019
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China Cybersecurity And Data Protection: A Major Overhaul Of The Proposed Data Localisation Regime
On 13 June 2019, the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) released a new draft of proposed measures on the security assessment for the export of personal information
China
16 Aug 2019
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A Year In The Life Of GDPR: Statistics And Stories From The ICO
The introduction of the GDPR on 25 May 2018 caused a widespread re-think about data protection and privacy rights.
UK
16 Aug 2019
13
ICO Announces First ‘Mega Fines' For Data Breach Under GDPR
In the last couple of days, the Information Commissioner's Office has issued two notices of intent to impose the first ‘mega fines' under the GDPR regime for data breaches by British Airways and Marriott International.
UK
16 Aug 2019
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ICO's Proposed Largest Ever Fine Of £183 Million Against BA Prompts The Question: Can You Insure Penalties Imposed For Breach Of GDPR?
The UK's data protection authority, the ICO, has announced twice in two days this week that it proposes to levy significant fines on organisations for breaches of the General Data
UK
16 Aug 2019
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GDPR Used To Gain Access To Fiancée's Personal Data: Exposing Vulnerabilities In Data Subject Access Requests
A recent test DSAR has demonstrated companies' differing approaches to DSAR compliance.
UK
14 Aug 2019
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Marriott/Starwood Data Breach: ICO Intention To Issue Another Big £99 Million ‘Mega Fine'
Just one day after its notice of its intent to fine British Airways £183.39 million, the ICO has issued a further notice
UK
6 Aug 2019
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Personal Data Protection Act To Take Effect In May 2020
On 27 May 2019, the Personal Data Protection Act ("PDPA") was published in the Thai Government Gazette.
Thailand
5 Aug 2019
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A Clearer Roadmap To Recovery: The Roles Of NCSC And ICO Clarified At CYBERUK
The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and the Information Commission Office (ICO) have clarified their roles in relation to breaches of cyber security.
UK
31 Jul 2019
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Schrems II Heard In Europe: Potential Huge Impact On Global Data Transfers
The Court of Justice of the European Union ("CJEU") has heard oral submissions in the latest case questioning the legal validity of international data transfer mechanisms under the GDPR
European Union
30 Jul 2019
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British Airways Data Breach: ICO Announces Potential £183 Million ‘Mega Fine'
The ICO has published a notice of its intent to fine British Airways £183.39 million for its 2018 data breach where the personal data of 500,000 customers was stolen by hackers;
European Union
30 Jul 2019
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