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Christie’s reassures clients over personal data after cyber attack

10 June 2024

Christie’s says has it has seen no “evidence to suggest that personal information has been published or misused” following the cyber-attack that brought down its website.

How Christie's, Bonhams, Fellows, Sworders and Sotheby's are preparing for GDPR's new data protection rules

30 April 2018

Auctioneers have told ATG the preparations they are making for sweeping new rules that will affect how they store and use personal data, due to be implemented in the EU on May 25.

Data protection

Not ready for new data protection rules? Government launches hotline to help on GDPR

06 November 2017

The government has unveiled a dedicated advice line to help small and micro businesses such as auction houses and dealerships to prepare for new data protection laws coming into force in May 2018.


New data protection law: art market warned to overhaul marketing practices

14 August 2017

Lawyers are warning UK art market businesses that they must overhaul their direct marketing to consumers ahead of seismic changes to data protection law from May 2018 – or risk hefty fines.

‘Extra obligations’ under new data protection law

01 April 2017

Stricter rules around the collection and use of data will have a “significant impact” on the art and antiques business, delegates at an Auction Technology Group (ATG) seminar in London were told last week.

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Lord Ashcroft buys secret agent Violette Szabό’s George Cross medal group at £260,000

23 July 2015

The George Cross medal group awarded to Second World War heroine Violette Szabό has sold for £260,000 at London auctioneers Dix Noonan Webb.

Data Protection update shows how to share rogue bidder info

06 November 2013

ATG’s sister operation, online auction platform, has gone some way to solving the problem of alerting auctioneers to rogue bidders under the Data Protection Act.

Call for data protection review to tackle rogue bidders

24 October 2013

Auctioneer John Nicholson has called for a review of data protection rules when it comes to alerting salerooms to serial non-payers and problem bidders.