Disputes

The UK TikTok claim unpacked

Recently-released court documents have revealed further detail about the UK GDPR class action against TikTok, which has become the leading example of UK opt-out data protection litigation.

02 March 2022

UK TikTok class action under pressure

A GDPR class action against TikTok could be another major case to fall victim to the Supreme Court’s Lloyd v Google ruling after a High Court judge cast doubt on the claimant’s arguments.

01 March 2022

LabMD urges US judge to reject FTC "procedural gamesmanship"

A US businessman suing Federal Trade Commission (FTC) employees over corruption-related allegations has urged a US judge to reject arguments that his case should be dismissed over time limitations.

18 February 2022

UK tribunal deals with overlapping issues in parallel sports data litigation

Mr Justice Marcus Smith will ‘read across’ conclusions on market definition in a Competition Appeal Tribunal claim to related High Court litigation, as part of a battle between companies that provide sports data to the betting industry.

17 February 2022

Why the Bloomberg privacy case matters for data protection

The UK Supreme Court’s ruling against Bloomberg News for misuse of private information holds lessons for data protection.

16 February 2022

Google/DeepMind class action ends

A UK opt-out class action targeting Google unit DeepMind’s use of UK National Health Service personal data has been pulled, GDR can reveal.

16 February 2022

Class action roundup: Meta moves to settle, Clearview AI handed loss

In a pair of major developments this week in the US data litigation area, Meta has struck a $90 million (€72 million) deal to settle a decade-long privacy case while Clearview AI suffered a loss in its defense against a class action biometrics lawsuit.

16 February 2022

German court holds managing director personally liable for GDPR breaches

A German court has ordered both a company and a senior executive to pay €5,000 in non-material damages under the GDPR, classifying the director as a responsible person for the breaches under the legislation.

15 February 2022

Experian: disproportionate ICO enforcement could force business shutdown

Counsel to Experian has stressed during closing arguments that a “grossly disproportionate” ICO enforcement measure against its marketing business would impose an “absolutist, nannying, force-feeding” approach to transparency – and refused to withdraw allegations that the ICO misled the tribunal while resisting the company’s appeal.

11 February 2022

Ticketmaster UK data breach litigation settles

Ticketmaster has agreed to settle an opt-in data breach claim, paving the way for the company’s appeal against a related regulatory decision to continue.

10 February 2022

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