Lloyd v Google – where does the justice lie?

In association with the Society for Computers and Law (SCL), Hausfeld participated in a webinar on 24th June, reflecting on the recent Supreme Court hearing in Lloyd v Google and the key issues arising as a result of the case.

London Partner Michael Bywell, who is best known for his ground-breaking work in the tech and data breach sphere, chaired the expert panel, also comprising:

  • Lesley Hannah, Partner and technology specialist from Hausfeld London
  • Tim Brown, Counsel and technology expert from Hausfeld London
  • Sarah Abram, Senior Junior Barrister from Brick Court Chambers
  • Gerry Facenna QC, Barrister from Monckton Chambers

The leading legal professionals debated key topics, including:

  • Policy and the relevance of Lloyd v Google to data subjects in England & Wales
  • Loss of control and user damages
  • Suitability of CPR 19.6 for data breach cases and the court’s case management powers
  • The relevance of Lloyd v Google to the conclusions reached in the DCMS Policy Paper and Review of Representative Action Provisions, Section 189 DPA 2018
  • A regulatory perspective: the relevance of Lloyd v Google to the ICO
  • Where does the justice lie?