‘Supreme Court kills multi-billion pound Google data claim’

“The Supreme Court today blocked a £3bn data protection claim against Google, ruling that the case against the tech giant is ‘doomed to fail’. The UK’s highest court unanimously allowed Google’s appeal and held that damages for alleged breaches of section 13 of the Data Protection Act 1998 can be claimed only where the breach has caused ‘material damage or distress to the individual concerned’ …” (more)

[Sam Tobin, Law Society Gazette, 10 November]

[The opinions are here.]

First posted 2021-11-10 10:30:10

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