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Google Supreme Court Win Stems Flood Of UK Class Actions

By Christopher Crosby (November 10, 2021, 5:32 PM GMT) -- Findings by the U.K. Supreme Court that consumers must have suffered financial loss if they want to sue Google for data protection breaches could slow the "gravy train" of privacy litigation and the growth of U.S.-style class actions, attorneys say.

The landmark U.K. Supreme Court ruling puts the brakes on the gravy train for claimant law firms chasing cases every time there is as data breach but no proof that actual harm was caused, says an Osborne Clarke partner. (iStock) Justices have made it harder to hold companies liable for flouting privacy rules by finding that consumers are not entitled to...

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