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Over the last few months we have written about the increased chance of class actions relating to data breaches. You can read this in GDPR - one year on and GDPR - waiting for the flood . But how likely is this in a wider technology (and, in particular,...

Adtech sector comes under increasing ICO pressure

In 2018 the French Data Protection Authority (CNIL) reported that 21% of GDPR-related complaints concerned marketing activities in the broad sense. Specifically this has renewed focus on use of cookies and the requirement for “clear, affirmed,...

What can we learn from GDPR fines?

In the last week there have been two significant fines signalled by the ICO under the GDPR. A complete list of fines issued under GDPR, since its introduction in May 2018, can be seen here .  Now we are a whole year on from its introduction what have...

Marriott facing nearly £100m over GDPR breach

Less than a day after the technology world was shocked to see British Airways face a potential £183m fine for a data breach, the ICO has issued a notice of its intention to  impose a £99.2m fine on international hotel group Marriott after...

British Airways faces a record fine for GDPR breach from ICO

The Information Commissioner’s Office has announced its intention to impose its biggest penalty to date and the first to be made public under the new GDPR rules. The proposed fine is £183m and relates to a data breach in 2018. In June 2018...

The RAPID Challenge - discovering the next great British innovation

Clayden Law is delighted to be supporting The RAPID Challenge. Created by Prodrive Ventures, the investment-arm of the world-leading motorsport and advanced technology group, Prodrive The RAPID Challenge is a new competition aimed specifically at...

Tech versus finance - three things that influence how a fintech startup pivots

We often talk about Fintech as a stand-alone sector in the sea of startups… but in reality it’s straddling two different industries with completely different cultures. So what about those cultures might influence how a startup develops? ...

Between dystopias - Balancing innovation, regulation and security in fintech

It’s hardly surprising that many of the people talking about fintech often slip into the habit of talking about dystopian futures – rarely in the realm of startups do we see such a collision of risk averse (or at least, risk aware) cultures all...

GDPR - one year on

With now over 1 year since the GDPR came into force and with the benefit of insight into early enforcement, it is a good time for organisations to carry out a review of their compliance with the new regulation. The big question which many have been asking is...

Draft Code of Practice for Online Services Whose Users Include Children

Over the last month the press has been full of comments about the ICO’s proposed code of practice for online services likely to be accessed by children. It applies to apps, connected toys, social media platforms, online games, educational websites and...
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