Lloyd v Google: towards a more restrictive approach on privacy protection in the UK?’

“On 10 November, the UK Supreme Court delivered its much-awaited judgment in Lloyd v Google. The case was a representative claim for damages under the Data Protection Act 1998 (the implementing legislation of the EU Data Protection Directive in the UK), brought by Richard Lloyd – former executive director of the consumer reviews company Which? – on behalf of more than four million iPhone users, who had suffered data breaches through Google’s covert placing of advertising cookies on the Safari web browser between August 2011 and February 2012. In a unanimous judgment, the Supreme Court found in favour of Google, reversing an earlier judgment in Lloyd’s favour by the Court of Appeal …” (more)

[Eleni Frantziou, Verfassungsblog, 22 November]

First posted 2021-11-22 19:00:22

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