Lloyd v Google LLC [2019] EWCA Civ 1599: A summary (Group Litigation in UK Data Cases)

Lloyd v Google LLC [2019] EWCA Civ 1599 To read the judgment click here. The Court of Appeal has overturned the High Court’s decision, which had refused permission for Mr Richard Lloyd to serve proceedings on Google for the alleged secret collection of browser-generated information from Apple iPhone users. Mr Lloyd had brought the claim […]

Lachaux v Independent Print Ltd and another [2019] UKSC 27: A Summary (the test of serious harm in UK defamation cases)

Lachaux v Independent Print Ltd and another [2019] UKSC 27 To read the judgment click here. The Supreme Court has clarified the approach to the serious harm test in section 1 of the Defamation Act 2013 (“the Act”). Section 1: (1) A statement is not defamatory unless its publication has caused or is likely to […]

Balancing human and machine perspectives: what is the ‘public interest’ in the AI era?

By Tom Orrell & Melissa Stock Privacy law has never been a straightforward affair in England. Its development has been piecemeal over the past two centuries.[1] In fact the laws that govern information today are spread across multiple frameworks, including: libel (protecting reputation), data protection (rights over the processing of personal data), breach of confidence […]

The E-Privacy Regulation: An Overview

This is an overview of the e-Privacy Regulation (‘ePR’), which will replace Directive 2002/58/EC (Regulation on Privacy and Electronic Communications), or ‘e-Privacy Directive’. The e-Privacy Directive protects the confidentiality of electronic communications and applies to publicly available electronic communications services. In the U.K., the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulation (“PECR”) implements the e-Privacy Directive. In […]