The authors discuss the recent developments in the UK and the US in invasion of privacy and data breach cases.
Recent litigation trends in the UK and the US indicate two clear categories of data claims: invasion of privacy cases and data breach cases. In the case of an invasion of privacy, a consumer’s personal data is allegedly misused by the provider of a service or product that collects the data. In the case of a data breach, personal data are compromised as a result of unauthorised third parties accessing the data.
In this chapter, authors Vildan Altuglu, Vikram Kumar, Vivek Mani, and Sinan Corus provide a general overview of the recent developments in the UK and the US in invasion of privacy and data breach cases, and discusses methodologies that frequently have been used by the plaintiffs to estimate damages.
This chapter was originally published in the International Comparative Legal Guide to: Class and Group Actions in November 2021.
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