Mass Compensation Claims for Illegal Online Tracking

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Abstract

Analyses the UK Supreme Court's decision in Richard Lloyd v Google LLC [2021] UKSC 50, [2021] 3 WLR 1268. Argues that, contrary to what a superficial reading of Lloyd may suggest, the UKSC judgment does not mean that illegal online tracking cannot be actionable per se or that representative compensation claims in data protection law have no chance to succeed. Shows that the main lesson from Lloyd is that such claims should be framed differently from how Mr Lloyd framed his claim and that the UKSC shared some very instructive observations in this regard.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)205-210
JournalLaw Quarterly Review
Volume138
Issue numberApril
Publication statusPublished - 2 Mar 2022

Structured keywords

  • LAW Centre for Global Law and Innovation

Keywords

  • Breach of statutory duty
  • Compensation
  • Damage
  • Data collection
  • Representative actions
  • Search engines
  • Service out of jurisdiction

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