Region: United Kingdom

ICO concerned about Google Privacy Sandbox

The UK Information Commissioner’s Office has flagged concerns over Google’s Privacy Sandbox amid a separate antitrust investigation.

25 November 2021

“Utterly uneconomic” breach case dismissed from High Court

A High Court judge has transferred a £3,000 data breach case that was set to rack up costs of nearly £50,000 to a small claims court in a strongly-worded judgment.

25 November 2021

Lloyd v Google – are representative actions dead?

Taylor Wessing senior counsel Michael Yates examines the fallout of Lloyd v Google.

24 November 2021

Pure Legal rivals take over data breach cases

At least two prominent claimant-side litigation firms are set to pick up more than 700 Pure Legal GDPR cases after the firm went bust earlier this month.

23 November 2021

DSG: ICO personal data mistake “fatal” to fining decision

A barrister for DSG Retail has argued that fundamental mistakes in an Information Commissioner’s Office monetary penalty notice warrants a full dismissal of the decision, rather than any “major surgery”.

22 November 2021

ICO probes Google and Apple over app age ratings

The UK’s data watchdog is questioning dozens of companies, including Google and Apple, after a charity reported child privacy and safety concerns – with possible action to come in the spring.

18 November 2021

Another "very modest" claim kicked out of High Court

A procedural judge has rejected arguments that a low-value data breach lawsuit should be heard in the High Court of England and Wales while declining to strike it out altogether – marking the latest in a string of UK data protection losses for claimants.

17 November 2021

ICO faces new GDPR appeal

An appeals tribunal is set to hear another challenge to the UK data regulator’s first GDPR fine.

15 November 2021

Lloyd v Google: the judgment

Richard Lloyd’s loss of a groundbreaking class action against Google may be a bad day for lawyers and litigation funders, but the Supreme Court ruling may yet allow some other class actions to go ahead.

10 November 2021

BREAKING: Google beats Lloyd class action

The UK’s Supreme Court has shot down a groundbreaking opt-out data protection class action against Google – potentially killing multiple similar lawsuits pursuing alleged corporate data misconduct.

10 November 2021

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