‘Case Law: Lloyd v Google LLC, Landmark judgment in representative data protection action’

“The Court of Appeal has handed down judgment in Lloyd v Google LLC [2019] EWCA Civ 1599, a decision with significant implications for data protection law and practice. Brought on behalf of an estimated 4.4 million iPhone users, this representative claim concerns Google’s gathering and exploitation of browser generated information (‘BGI’) on Apple’s Safari browser. In the judgment Sir Geoffrey Vos C characterises the case as seeking ‘to call Google to account for its allegedly wholesale and deliberate misuse of personal data without consent, undertaken with a view to commercial profit’ …” (more)

[Aidan Wills, Inforrm’s Blog, 9 October]

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