Ridding the Internet of Terrorist Content: EC proposes new laws

Ridding the Internet of Terrorist Content: EC proposes new laws

The crackdown on terrorism continues, with the European Commission turning its focus firmly on internet service providers (ISPs).  The EC has announced proposed new legislation to ensure terrorist content online is removed within an hour of it being flagged up. The EC...
BA Data Breach: a post-GDPR fallout following personal data breaches

BA Data Breach: a post-GDPR fallout following personal data breaches

British Airways is the latest major company to suffer a major data breach which resulted in customers’ personal and financial details being stolen.  In what was described as a “sophisticated” breach of its website, BA has been swift to assure that those affected will...
Facebook Data Breach: lessons for UK businesses

Facebook Data Breach: lessons for UK businesses

Facebook Data Breach: lessons for UK businesses Major breaches of data protection laws continue to hit the headlines, but none have been quite so high profile as the large-scale breaches involving Facebook. As expected, the Information Commissioner is now...
CMA Data Unit: taking on the digital age

CMA Data Unit: taking on the digital age

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is establishing a specialist data unit to boost its enforcement of digital tools and algorithms.  This is expected to go live this summer.   The CMA’s creation of a new technology team is against the backdrop of growing...
Class Actions against Companies for Personal Data Breaches

Class Actions against Companies for Personal Data Breaches

Large tech companies who breach UK data protection laws are being held to account as never before, with class actions now being brought by aggrieved consumers. The first data leak class action ever to take place in the UK (involving supermarket Morrisons) was...