The Supreme Court has unanimously ruled to block a representative action brought against Google by a former executive director of consumer watchdog Which?

Richard Lloyd sought compensation under section 13 of the Data Protection Act 1998 (the Act) for damage allegedly suffered by four million Apple iPhone users as a result of unlawful processing by Google of their personal data in breach of the Act. His claim was funded by a third-party litigation funder, Therium.

The hotly anticipated judgment in Lloyd (Respondent) v Google LLC (Appellant) [2021] UKSC 50, was handed down today (10 November).

David Barker, a partner at Pinsent Masons, l...

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