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Lloyd v Google: The Reality about Mass Data Breach Claims in the UK

06 December 2021

On 10 November 2021, the UK Supreme Court held that in order for an individual to claim compensation under the Data Protection Act 1998 (the “DPA 1998”), it was necessary to prove both unlawful use of their personal data and, contrary to earlier authority, that the individual suffered material damage or distress as a result. Loss of control of personal data would not, alone, give rise to a claim in damages.

Competition Law Update: 2020 - 2021

02 December 2021

The UK Government temporarily relaxed elements of competition law for the fuel industry in September 2021 as a response to the fuel crisis which caused shortages across the country. The industry was exempt from the Competition Act 1998 (“the Act”), allowing companies to share information and optimise supply.

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