Cryptocurrency tycoon Ben Delo in legal challenge over data watchdog

A cryptocurrency billionaire who pleaded guilty to breaking American anti-money laundering rules is to bring a landmark legal challenge to Britain’s data regulator.

Lawyers for Ben Delo, a co-founder of BitMEX, said he had been granted permission for a judicial review of the Information Commissioner’s Office. It is thought to be the first time a decision by the watchdog has gone to court.

The move is the latest twist in a dispute between Delo and Wise Payments, a money transfer business. Delo sued Wise, formerly known as TransferWise, last December over allegations that the company had refused his requests under data protection regulations to hand over information about him that it had submitted to the National Crime Agency.

Wise had filed three suspicious activity

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