Tag Archives: UK

Lloyd v. Google: UK Supreme Court Rejects Data Protection Class Action in Landmark Ruling

On November 10, 2021, the UK Supreme Court ruled[1] that class representatives in data privacy class action suits need to prove damage or distress suffered to be successful. Compensation cannot be granted simply by virtue of proving that a company violated the law. The case was heard under the UK’s pre-2018 data protection law, but … Continue Reading

The Privacy Impact of the New Brexit Deal

On December 24, 2020, the European Commission (EC) and UK government announced the long-awaited EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement (the Brexit Agreement), which sets out the future relations between the EU and the UK. If approved, the Brexit Agreement will become effective on January 1, 2021, and will have the following repercussions:… Continue Reading

UK Information Commissioner’s Office Issues Guidance for App Development

In December 2013, the United Kingdom’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) issued “Privacy in Mobile Apps–Guidance for App Developers.”1 According to the ICO, the guidance is not only relevant for apps used on mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets, but also for “other devices using similar app technology, for instance living-room devices such as smart … Continue Reading
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