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Case Law: Lloyd v Google LLC, Landmark judgment in representative data protection action – Aidan Wills

The Court of Appeal has handed down judgment in Lloyd v Google LLC [2019] EWCA Civ 1599, a decision with significant implications for data protection law and practice. Brought on behalf of an estimated 4.4 million iPhone users, this representative claim concerns Google’s gathering and exploitation of browser generated information (“BGI”) on Apple’s Safari browser. Continue reading

Online Publication Claims: Harassment by online publication – Aidan Wills

Material is often published online to promote causes, further campaigns, air grievances and raise concerns about the conduct of others. When this is done responsibly it performs an invaluable public function. The availability of free-to-use platforms to express views and to engage in public debate is among the most important benefits of the internet in general and social media in particular. Continue reading

A Flood of CFAs? Looking ahead to the UKSC’s additional liabilities judgment and its implications for media lawyers – Aidan Wills

510-supreme-court-1From 24 to 26 January 2017, the Supreme Court heard three joined appeals raising the issue as to whether the recovery of conditional fee agreement (“CFA”) success fees and after the event insurance (“ATE”) premiums (collectively known as “additional liabilities”) in publication and privacy cases is incompatible with Article 10 of the Convention. Inforrm published a case preview here. Continue reading

Case Preview: Times Newspapers Limited v Flood; Frost and others v MGN Limited; Miller v Associated Newspapers Limited – Aidan Wills

510-supreme-court-1The Supreme Court is currently hearing three joined appeals brought by media organisations challenging the Convention compatibility of the recoverability of conditional fee agreement (CFA) success fees/uplift and after the event (ATE) insurance premiums (“additional liabilities”) in libel and privacy claims. Continue reading

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