‘Browser Generated Information: “loss of control” entitles search engine users to compensation’

Richard Lloyd v Google LLC [2019] EWCA Civ 1599: The Court of Appeal has ruled that a claimant can recover damages for loss of control of their data under section 13 of Data Protection Act 1998 without proving pecuniary loss or distress. The first instance judge, Warby J, had dismissed Mr Lloyd’s application for permission to serve Google outside the jurisdiction in the USA, so preventing the claim getting under way. The following paragraphs are based on the Court of Appeal’s own summary of the judgment …” (more)

[Rosalind English, UK Human Rights Blog, 4 October]

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