1.08: The rise of the data breach group action in the UK

Published: 06/10/2020 05:46

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Anna Hoffman, Barrister, 4 Pump Court

In recent years an increasing number of group actions or “class actions” were launched in the UK, which is a new phenomenon. Some of these have focused on data breaches. This talk will introduce this emerging remedy, its promises and limitations. An example is the action brought by the law firm PGMBM in May 2020 in connection with the Easyjet data breach which had by June 2020 over 10,000 claimants.

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