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Lloyd v Google Supreme Court verdict brings end to privacy class actions against big tech in UK

November 11, 2021

The Supreme Court has blocked a £3bn lawsuit against Google claiming damages on behalf of iPhone users who were allegedly unlawfully tracked by the search company.

A judge ruled yesterday that a proposed class action brought on behalf of 5.4 million iPhone users in England and Wales had failed to prove that individuals suffered damage from Google’s use of their data.

The court left open the possibility that the people affected could bring individual legal claims against Google for breaching their privacy rights.

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