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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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Covid-19 coronavirus: UK launches Future Fund to support fast-growth businesses

William Samengo-Turner

In what will undoubtedly be a relief for UK’s technology and life science sectors, the government yesterday unveiled the ways in which it plans to support the community of fast-growth businesses that drive so much innovation within its domestic market and around the world. Privately held UK businesses that have raised at least £250,000 in Read More

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Morrisons is not vicariously liable for data breach…but the Supreme Court does not rule out the possibility in future cases

Emma Keeling

On 1 April 2020, the UK Supreme Court unanimously overturned a 2018 Court of Appeal ruling that had found WM Morrisons Supermarkets PLC (Morrisons) vicariously liable for its employee’s misuse of private information, breach of confidence and breach of statutory duty under the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA). Although this case was brought by reference Read More

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UK sets up new digital markets taskforce

Antonio Bavasso

As A&O has previously reported, governments and antitrust authorities around the globe are in the midst of a fierce policy debate over whether and how antitrust rules should be adapted to deal with rapidly-evolving digital markets. Learn more about the UK Government’s response to the Furman Report and plans for a dedicated Digital Markets Taskforce Read More

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Solving the crypto-crossword: UK developments in the legal and regulatory treatment of cryptoassets

Oliver Rule

What are cryptoassets? Regulators, judges, central banks, academics, crypto enthusiasts and many others are still debating this question. Indeed you might think of ‘crypto’ as a pun: both advertently referring to the use of cryptography, and inadvertently referring to the cryptic nature of these assets which have proved notoriously difficult to classify. Throw in associated Read More

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