UK: Lloyd v Google – Supreme Court Judgment – report and impacts on data protection and mass claims in the UK

On 10 November 2021, the UK Supreme Court, in a unanimous judgment, allowed Google’s appeal against the Court of Appeal decision granting Mr Lloyd permission to continue his representative claim (i.e. a US-style opt-out “class action”) against Google. The judgment brings very welcome clarification in a rapidly evolving area of English law relating to representative “class” actions in general, and in the context of data protection regimes specifically.

We outline the decision and its impact in our latest article available here.