Friday, 7 August 2015

Google decision leaves data controllers “exposed and vulnerable”

An article in Privacy & Data Protection Volume 15 Issue 5 (April/May 2015) briefly covers the decision in the UK Court of Appeal.

pdp journals does not make its articles available for free and there are no abstracts.

I have, however, found an article in Practical Law which will, I believe, set out the issues covered.
The Court of Appeal has held that individual users who claimed that their data were collected by Google without their consent for the purposes of more effectively targeting advertising are entitled to seek damages, despite not suffering any pecuniary loss. The decision effectively opens up a potential flood of litigation from individuals whose data are collected or processed unlawfully.
Christopher Knight, 11KBW
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and also access a copy of the decision here

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