CDEI and REC publish guidance relating to data-driven tools in recruitment

UK – DATA & NEW TECHNOLOGY Following the Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation’s (“CDEI”) review into bias and algorithmic decision-making published on 27 November 2020, the CDEI and the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (“REC”) have published a set of jointly developed guidance to provide practical considerations for the use of data-driven tools (e.g. big … Read more

DCMS consultation on reforms to the UK’s data protection regime closes

UK – DATA Following the DCMS’s publication of its consultation on proposed reforms to the UK’s data protection regime as part of the UK Government’s National Data Strategy, the consultation has now closed. The UK Government will now consider the responses gained from the consultation questions and publish a full consultation response in due course. … Read more

The Information Commissioner’s Office publishes its final observations on the joint statement on global privacy expectations of video teleconferencing platforms

UK (AND OTHERS) – DATA Following the publication of the joint statement on privacy expectations for video teleconferencing (“VTC”) companies in July 2020, the ICO and six other global data protection authorities worked with the five largest VTC companies to produce best practice guidance designed to mitigate the risks faced by VTC companies and users … Read more

The Information Commissioner’s Office publishes its response to the UK Government’s consultation on reforms to the UK’s data protection regime.

UK – DATA On 6 October 2021, the Information Commissioner’s office (“ICO”) published its response to the Department for Digital Culture, Media & Sport (“DCMS”) consultation on reforms to the UK’s data protection regime. The ICO’s response is broadly supportive of the consultation’s proposals, however, it includes reservations on some key points Read more

UK government consults on proposals for a new pro-competition regime for digital markets

On 20 July 2021 the government published a consultation on its proposals for a new pro-competition regime for digital markets.  The proposals are based on the recommendations set out in the Furman Review, the CMA’s final report of its market study into online platforms and advertising and the Digital Markets Taskforce report to government published in December 2020.  The Furman review concluded … Read more

The European Commission adopts final UK adequacy decisions ensuring the continued unrestricted flow of personal data between the EU and UK

UK – DATA The European Commission adopted two final adequacy decisions which enabled the continued unrestricted flow of personal data between the EU and UK until 27 June 2025 or should the UK materially diverge and weaken privacy protections. This followed the Brexit Agreement between the UK and EU which granted an interim data transfer … Read more

Online platforms and digital advertising: UK Government endorses CMA’s recommendations for pro-competitive measures

On 27 November 2020, the UK Government published its response to the CMA’s recommendations set out in its final report of its market study into online platforms and digital advertising (the “Final Report”). The Government broadly endorses the CMA’s recommendations, though it identifies the need for further evidence and analysis before granting the full scope of enforcement and intervention … Read more