UK Supreme Court halts massive data protection class-action

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The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom dismissed a 3 billion GBP ($4 billion) data protection class action lawsuit against Google Nov. 10. The suit sought compensation on behalf of 4.4 million people in England and Wales and claimed Google collected users’ personal data from the Safari browser between August 2011 and February 2012. The case will have implications for other pending privacy class action lawsuits in the U.K. IAPP Editorial Director Jedidiah Bracy, CIPP, has more on the case, including reaction from Hogan Lovells Partner Eduardo Ustaran, CIPP/E, and Oxford University’s Carissa Véliz.
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