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French data protection regulator fines Google 50 million euros for GDPR breaches

French data protection regulator fines Google 50 million euros for GDPR breaches

On 21 January 2019 the data protection regulator in France (Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des libertés, known as the “CNIL”) imposed the f ...

Information Commissioner Office – enforcement action for nuisance calls and emails

Information Commissioner Office – enforcement action for nuisance calls and emails

The ICO continues to focus on Data Subject Access Requests (DSARs) and marketing calls and emails.  

FCA Business Plan: What we can expect in the year ahead

FCA Business Plan: What we can expect in the year ahead

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has recently published its 2019/2020 Business Plan outlining its key priorities and planned activities for the y ...

Autonomy v Lynch: confidentiality of English proceedings trumps an FBI subpoena

Autonomy v Lynch: confidentiality of English proceedings trumps an FBI subpoena

A slew of recent cases has illustrated the English court’s approach to evidence sought in the context of multi-jurisdictional proceedings and investig ...

Bank Mellat v HM Treasury: disclosure in English civil proceedings overrides Iranian Sharia law on privacy

Bank Mellat v HM Treasury: disclosure in English civil proceedings overrides Iranian Sharia law on privacy

A slew of recent cases has illustrated the English court’s approach to evidence sought in the context of multi-jurisdictional proceedings and investig ...

Banking & Finance Further News and Updates

Banking & Finance Further News and Updates

For a summary of other recent updates including: the new director of SFO, Investigations of Lloyds bank and KPMG over HBOS fraud, additional charges a ...

FCA fines Canara Bank for serious AML failings relating to its trade finance activities in the UK

FCA fines Canara Bank for serious AML failings relating to its trade finance activities in the UK

On 6 June 2018, the FCA published its Final Notice explaining the grounds upon which it fined Canara Bank £896,100 and imposed a restriction on it acc ...

Private prosecution for Conspiracy to Defraud results in conviction and 8 year sentence: the case for Private Prosecutions

Private prosecution for Conspiracy to Defraud results in conviction and 8 year sentence: the case for Private Prosecutions

On 11 June 2018, Paul Sultana was sentenced to 8 years' imprisonment and disqualified from acting as a director for seven years following a prosecutio ...

SFO investigations - D&O insurers counting the cost

SFO investigations - D&O insurers counting the cost

In October 2016 we reported the charges that the SFO had brought against three former Directors of Tesco in response to Tesco's £250m accounting scand ...

SMEs face increase in data protection and privacy claims

SMEs face increase in data protection and privacy claims

It is well publicised that there has been an upward trend of data protection and privacy claims in recent years. This is due in part to an increase in ...