Consumer protection

What Might The BA And Marriott Fines Tell Us About The ICO’s Approach To Penalties?

David Smith

Few will have been surprised that, when the ICO eventually published details of the BA and Marriott fines, the final penalties were very much lower than the £183+ million and £99+ million proposed in the original notices of intent. Many may nevertheless have been surprised at just how much lower, coming in at £20 million Read More

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CJEU rules that the right to be forgotten does not extend beyond the EU’s borders

Laurie-Anne Ancenys

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has ruled that there is no obligation for a search engine operator to, in case of a request, de-reference personal information of individuals on all of its search engine’s domain name extensions beyond the territory of EU Member States in order to be in compliance with Read More

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Plugins from social media platforms “Like” Facebook can trigger joint controllership

Adam Smith

To many consumer-facing businesses, it’s something of a no-brainer to include in their websites social media plugins such as those offered by global platforms like Facebook and Twitter. After all, is there a cheaper and more innocuous way of marketing than by giving website visitors the opportunity to share the products they like with their Read More

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Should we be Surprised by the Latest ICO Fines?

David Smith

Like many others in the data protection world I was initially taken aback by the size of latest fines proposed by the ICO. The idea of fining British Airways in excess of £183m and Marriott International nearly £100m for data breaches that in pre-GDPR days would have attracted fines of no more than £500,000, and Read More

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Tech Collaborations – Harnessing potential whilst balancing risk

Megan McMellon

On 18 June, Google and Sanofi announced a new collaboration aimed at accelerating healthcare innovation. The collaboration has three key objectives: to better understand patients and diseases; to increase Sanofi’s operational efficiency; and to improve the experience of Sanofi’s patients and customers. Google and Sanofi will develop an Innovation Lab to test and explore both Read More

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New ICO report on adtech and real time bidding issues a warning shot to the adtech industry

Karishma Brahmbhatt

Following its adtech fact-finding forum in March this year, on 20 June 2019 the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) published its Update report into adtech and real time bidding. The good news for those engaging in online behavioural advertising is that the report acknowledges that “the automated delivery of ad impressions is here to stay”. Read More

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