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U.K. Supreme Court refuses to allow data protection opt-out claim to proceed against Google

Liam Spender

November 18, 2021

On 10 November 2021, the Supreme Court refused Richard Lloyd’s request for permission to serve out of the jurisdiction proceedings against Google LLC.  Mr. Lloyd alleged that Google had unlawfully processed data causing damage or distress to around 4 million iPhone users.  This was said to be contrary to section 13 of the Data Protection…

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Agreeing to arbitrate: UK Supreme Court delivers judgment in Kabab-ji v Kout Food Group

Jason Rose

October 28, 2021

The UK Supreme Court yesterday handed down its highly anticipated decision in Kabab-ji S.A.L. (Lebanon) v Kout Food Group (Kuwait) [2021] UKSC 48, concerning enforcement of a Paris arbitral award in England and Wales. The decision provides further clarification on the English approach for determining the governing law of an arbitration agreement, and follows the…

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The Digital Dispute Resolution Rules: A universal dispute resolution process for the digital age?

Jason Rose

October 8, 2021

Executive summary Following recent developments in the law relating to digital assets across the globe, the UK Jurisdiction Taskforce released its Digital Dispute Resolution Rules on 22 April 2021. The publication of the Rules follows the launch of the Taskforce’s Legal Statement on cryptoassets and smart contracts. The UKJT Rules build on the conclusion of…

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