Collective actions build against Google, BA, Ticketmaster, Equifax
A Group Litigation Order has been issued on British Airways with an extension to claim time, and Equifax faces representative action. By Laura Linkomies.
After a slow start, we are now seeing representative action in the data protection field in the UK. The Lloyd v Google case has significant importance for representative action in general as the Court of Appeal recently decided that even if someone has not suffered financial or emotional damage as a result of loss or unauthorised access to their personal data, they can make a claim. Simply losing control of one’s personal information is sufficient grounds.