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UK group data breach claims pose big financial risks

Published on: 13 March 2020
Published by: Law360
  • UK group data breach claims pose big financial risks
  • UK group litigation—the headline Cases
  • What are the routes to group litigation?
  • What other implications arise from recent cases?
  • Conclusion—a new era of data breach claims?

Article summary

Law360, Expert Analysis: The Information Commissioner's Office has announced an intention to issue some big fines, some in excess of £100m. The theoretical threat of significant fines under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has become a reality for some businesses and their insurers. However, that may not be the end of the story. How concerned should businesses be that adverse regulatory findings will be used as a springboard for mass claimant lawsuits for damages—akin to class actions? In this article, Rayhaan Vankalwala and Ioanna Lamprinaki, associates, and Annabel Gillham partner at Morrison & Foerster LLP. explore how these lawsuits are arising in the UK, and the potential financial exposure and the risk of doomsday outcomes for defendant organisations. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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