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Take 10 - 20 May 2022

Published on 23 May 2022. By Keith Mathieson, Partner and Rupert Cowper-Coles , Partner and Alex Vakil, Partner and Alex Wilson, Partner and Samantha Thompson, Associate and Nadia Tymkiw, Associate and Mafruhdha Miah, Associate and Alex Pollock, Associate and Thomas Otter , Associate and Flora Bezzenberger, Associate and Megan Grew, Trainee

Welcome to RPC's Media and Communications law update for media lawyers. This month's digest reports on key media developments and the latest cases.

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The Supreme Court hands down judgment in Lloyd v Google

Published on 10 November 2021. By David Cran, Head of IP and Tech and Alex Vakil, Partner

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In a keenly anticipated judgment that has significant ramifications for UK data protection, the Supreme Court has today overturned the Court of Appeal's decision in Lloyd v Google and restored the original order made by the High Court, refusing the claimant's application for permission to serve proceedings on Google outside the jurisdiction.

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Case comment: striking out of privacy and confidence actions in the Dixons data breach case

Published on 10 August 2021. By Alex Vakil, Partner and Ridvan Canbilen, Associate

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The number of claims issued in the High Court (Media and Communications List) with a data protection element continues to increase. The rise in claim numbers can be attributed to a number of factors including: (i) individuals becoming more aware of their rights under data protection legislation, (ii) uncertainty as to whether individuals may recover damages for a loss of control of their personal data without proving material damage or distress; (iii) the abundance of specialist law firms who are prepared to act for individuals on a "no-win-no-fee" basis and (iv) the availability of After the Event ("ATE") insurance to protect a would-be claimant against adverse costs orders.

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