Epic Games, creator of Fortnite, launches claims against Google and Apple in Competition Appeal Tribunal

Having launched a claim against Apple in the US in August 2020, Epic Games, creator of gaming hit Fortnite, has now launched competition claims against both Google and Apple in the UK Competition Appeal Tribunal (“CAT”). Both claims are claims for damages for breach of competition law, brought under section 47A of the Competition Act…

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New Telecoms Security Law Laid before Parliament for tougher Rules and Fines for Telecoms Companies

A new piece of legislation has been put forward in Parliament that sets out new legal duties on telecoms firms with the goal of increasing the security of the entire UK network. The Telecommunications (Security) Bill will give new powers to the government to remove high-risk vendors and increases Ofcom’s responsibilities in monitoring telecoms operator’s…

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Inherited GDPR breach still leads to a record fine for Marriott

A mere two weeks from the record-breaking British Airways information Commissioner’s Office (“ICO”) £20million fine, Marriott has been handed the second highest General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) penalty at £18million. A striking similarity between the two fines is the steep discount from the original figure (£99.2million) from the ICO’s intention to fine notice dated from…

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UK National Data Strategy: a step further away from an adequacy decision under the GDPR?

A drastic and “pro-tech” government policy paper to overhaul the UK’s data protection legislation is believed by the European Commission to be jeopardising future collaboration with the European Union. The government’s new “National Data Strategy”, which vows a profound “transformation” of how data is used across the public sector, is expected to adversely affect the…

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