Meta fined £1.5m by CMA

The UK Competition and Markets Authority (“CMA”) has issued Meta (Facebook’s parent company) with a £1.5 million fine for failure to comply with an Interim Enforcement Order (“IEO”) imposed under the CMA’s investigation of the company’s acquisition of Giphy. The fine follows an earlier fine of £50.5 million imposed by the regulator in October 2021.…

International data transfer agreement and addendum laid before Parliament

On 28 January 2022, the final version of the international data transfer agreement (“IDTA”) and the international data transfer addendum to the European Commission’s standard contractual clauses (“SCCs“) for international data transfers has been laid before the UK Parliament. This follows the ICO’s public consultation which was launched in August 2021. If there are no…

Facial Recognition Data Privacy Fine: ICO publishes provisional intention to fine Clearview AI Inc over £17 million for Facial Recognition data handling

On 29 November 2021, following a joint investigation with the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (‘OAIC’) into Clearview AI Inc’s (‘Clearview’) data processing practices, the Information Commissioner’s Office (‘ICO’) announced its provisional notice of intent to impose a fine of just over £17 million on Clearview. Additionally, the ICO issued a preliminary enforcement notice…