Lloyd v Google: How the supreme court judgment closed the door on Lloyd's £3.3bn data claim
11 November 2021
In a landmark case, Lloyd (Respondent) v Google LLC (Appellant)  UKSC 50 ("Lloyd"), the Supreme Court has ruled that claimants can only obtain compensation for breaches of their statutory data privacy rights if they can evidence material damage or distress – loss of control of personal data alone is not sufficient.
The case is likely to have implications for other class action-style claims against companies accused of breaching data privacy law. However, a focus on claims where actual damage has been suffered is the right outcome for all businesses, and not just for big Tech.