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Lloyd v Google – putting the brakes on English data breach litigation?

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A judgment handed down today by the English High Court will be welcomed by UK data controllers. Lloyd v Google [2018] EWHC 2599 represents a corollary to recent case law expanding the circumstances in which litigation may be brought in relation to breaches of data protection legislation.

Most notably, the case:

  1. reinforces the need for “damage” to be proven by claimants before compensation can be obtained in these circumstances; and
  2. makes clear that the courts will not permit representative claims to be brought on behalf of a potentially large population of claimants without close scrutiny of the basis of those
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California passes major legislation, expanding consumer privacy rights and legal exposure for US and global companies

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This is a Data Protection Report post in a series of blog posts that will break down the major elements of the CCPA. Stay tuned for additional CCPA posts.

On June 28, 2018, California lawmakers enacted the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (the “CCPA”) a sweeping, GDPR-like privacy law which is intended to give California consumers more control over how businesses collect and use their data.

The new law is set to take effect on January 1, 2020 which means the California legislature may still consider changes to the new law in the coming months and years. Lawmakers … Continue Reading

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