The Supreme Court has handed down its much anticipated judgment in the case of Lloyd v Google, see details in full here and below.

The Court allowed Google’s appeal, deciding that the representative claim for compensation in this case was not appropriate. It was also clarified that data protection claims should be restricted to situations where individual consumers can show material damage, such as monetary loss, or personal distress.

The judgment potentially deals a blow to those looking to bring group litigation for compensation arising from mass data breaches and other breaches of data rights.