Podcast: Lloyd v Google LLC [2021] UKSC 50 (Group Litigation and Data Protection)

This is an overview of the case Lloyd v Google LLC [2021] UKSC 50, in which the Supreme Court considered group litigation in data protection and whether it is possible to claim for ‘loss of control’ of personal data for the purpose of the representative procedure. It was before Lord Reed, Lady Arden, Lord Sales, Lord Leggatt and Lord Burrows. The decision was unanimous and upheld Mr Justice Warby’s decision (now Lord Justice Warby) in the High Court.

The cases and legislation mentioned in this podcast are:

The Data Protection Directive 94/46/EC

The General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679

The Data Protection Act 1998

The Data Protection Act 2018

Vidal-Hall v Google Inc [2016] QB 1003

Gulati v MGN Ltd [2015] EWCA Civ 1291

OneStep (Support) Ltd v Morris-Garner [2018] UKSC 20