Region: United Kingdom

UK GDPR TikTok class action to go ahead

A judge has allowed service of a representative action against non-UK TikTok defendants, with a hearing about a potential early dismissal of the full case to be heard in June.

08 March 2022

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

Android privacy changes draw scrutiny from CMA

The UK’s antitrust watchdog has said it will monitor Google’s initiative to extend privacy changes on its Chrome browser to its Android ecosystem to ensure it complies with commitments the tech company offered to end an abuse of dominance probe.

21 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

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

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

Google agrees Privacy Sandbox restrictions

Google has agreed to a set of commitments to the UK’s competition watchdog as part of its development of a new Privacy Sandbox designed to replace the use of third-party cookies.

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

Former RPC partner struck off over Steele dossier litigation misconduct

Nicola Cain has been disbarred for deliberately misleading her clients.

07 February 2022

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