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Redressing the balance – how the Supreme Court decision in Lloyd v Google and other recent High Court decisions have transformed the litigation landscape for data controllers in the UK tech sector

Join us as we discuss the recent judgment of the Supreme Court in Lloyd v Google and how this has transformed the litigation landscape for data controllers in the UK tech sector.

Duration: 1 hour

Event type: Webinar

Provided by: RPC

The judgment of the Supreme Court in Lloyd v Google has provided much needed clarity in relation to a data subject's ability to bring a claim against a data controller for breach of data protection legislation. Crucially, the Supreme Court held that in order to bring an actionable claim for breach of data protection legislation, a claimant must demonstrate that it has suffered damage or distress. You can read a summary of the judgment in our blog.

RPC acted for techUK, a trade body that represents and promotes companies working in the UK's technology sector, on its intervention in the appeal. We are very fortunate to be joined by Neil Ross, Head of Policy for techUK, and Catrin Evans QC and Ian Helme from Matrix chambers, who were instructed by RPC on the intervention.

The tech sector may also take comfort from the recent High Court judgments of Warren v DSG, Rolfe v VWV and Johnson v Eastlight, which have seen the High Court finally grapple with low value privacy and data claims.

This webinar will consider the implications for the UK tech sector arising out of these judgments and discuss whether the tables are finally turning in favour of data controllers. Although we will focus on the tech sector, the webinar is highly relevant to every business that works with personal data.

Location: Past event