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Data protection claims: A green light for representative actions

Posted on 30 October 2019

Partner James Oldnall and Legal Director Nicola Vinovrški, members of the Litigation department, have published an article on a landmark case against Google using "the Safari workaround".

Mr Lloyd is seeking damages on behalf of a class of approximately 4.4 million iPhone users, alleging breaches of the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA 1998) and claiming compensation.

The decision sets a precedent for representative action for other data and privacy breaches, as it concludes that loss of control over personal data, regardless of financial loss or distress, constitutes “damage” under data protection legislation.

To read the full article please click here.

This article first appeared in the November 2019 issue of PLC Magazine.

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