Extra-territorial scope of UK GDPR still applies

26/10/2023 | Pinsent Masons

The recent ruling by the First Tier Tribunal of the General Regulatory Chamber has stated that businesses processing UK data subjects' data while being based outside the country could still face Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) enforcement, despite Clearview AI's recent successful appeal against a £7.5 million fine. The decision is overall favourable for the ICO since it confirms that commercial businesses without a presence in the UK could still be caught within its regulatory scope. Businesses outside the UK operating technologies with UK data subjects' data should be mindful that the UK GDPR will likely apply.

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