UK Finance has criticised the burden on firms caused by a disjointed supervisory landscape in the UK, calling for better coordination between authorities and a more sophisticated understanding of...
The UK’s data protection regulator has asked for broad new powers that would allow it to trace funds linked to online criminal activity, and to obtain asset freezes and confiscation orders.
A phalanx of data protection regulators from Europe, the United States and further afield have challenged Facebook on its prospective cryptocurrency project Libra, citing serious potential privacy...
On March 29, 2019, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) launched the beta phase of its sandbox, aiming to support companies using personal data in their effort to create more innovative...
Concerns remain about consumer consent for financial services firms to use artificial intelligence (AI), and how they can seek redress for complaints about the technology, even as interest in the...
On July 16, 2019, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) launched a consultation seeking feedback on the draft updated version of its data sharing code of practice, which is seen as practical...
The UK’s data protection watchdog has announced its intention to slap hotel group Marriott International Inc with a £99.2m fine over a four-year-long data breach that involved millions of guests’...
The UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) plans to impose a fine of £183m on British Airways for last year’s leak of sensitive customer data, the first such flexing of the regulator’s...
On July 3, 2019, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) issued guidance on the use of cookies and similar technologies and how to comply with the provisions of the Privacy and Electronic...
On February 18, 2019, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) and the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) signed an updated memorandum of understanding to allow for more efficient coordination...
The prospect of a no-deal Brexit has left EU firms passporting into the UK facing an uncertain future, with recent contingency measures from Brussels leaving payments firms out of scope.
On December 13, 2018, the UK government published a guidance notice clarifying what will be expected from UK organisations in the context of amendments to be brought about in the data protection...
The UK’s data protection regulator has reassured financial institutions that it will work with them to navigate potential clashes between separate EU legislation on payment services and data privacy.
On November 26, 2018, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) issued a monetary penalty of £385,000 to ride sharing company Uber for failing to protect customers’ personal information during a...
On November 1, 2018, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) released guidelines in relation to the technical and organisational measures that organisations must implement to be compliant with...
On October 30, 2018, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) released an enforcement notice addressed to AggregateIQ Data Services Ltd (AIQ), in its capacity as a data controller under both the...

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