ICO

CMA calls for new UK regulatory regime for online platforms to address market study concerns

Louise Tolley

As 1 July saw the CMA publish its final in a series of reports regarding online platforms and digital advertising, our antitrust experts provide an update on the proposals here. Alongside details of the road to this point, the CMA’s headline concerns and recommendations for reform, the update flags the formal launch of the Digital Read More

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Where Have All The ICO’s Fines Gone To?

David Smith

Before we all started to feel the impact of the Covid-19 coronavirus emergency and the ICO published its light touch approach to regulation during the pandemic, those who follow these matters closely were already wondering what might have happened to all the ICO’s fines. The UK’s data protection regulator has, not surprisingly, continued to impose Read More

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UK ICO Sets Out Approach To Data Protection Enforcement During Covid-19 Coronavirus Emergency

David Smith

The ICO’s recently published regulatory approach during the Covid-19 coronavirus public health emergency may not contain any great surprises but should nevertheless bring some welcome relief to businesses. In this time of so much uncertainty anything that limits that uncertainty, even if only in relation to the risks of data protection enforcement, must be a Read More

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Rules of the game? Digital political campaigning for the 2019 UK general election

Maeve Hanna

Online campaigning played a pivotal role in the 2016 Brexit referendum and the 2017 UK general election and is set to do the same ahead of voters taking to the polls on 12 December 2019. In anticipation of the election, parties have been busy building their war chests, with the Conservatives raising more than £5 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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ICO bares its teeth with plans to issue over £280m in fines

Adam Smith

Those in the travel sector would be forgiven for feeling rather nervous after the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) announced plans to issue major fines to British Airways and Marriott International following separate data breach incidents in 2018. On 8 June 2019, the ICO issued a statement of its intention to fine British Airways £183.39m Read More

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