CLARIFYING THE TERRITORIAL REACH OF THE GDPR IN DATA PROTECTION LITIGATION

On 22 January, an article from CMS Law says that, on 15 January, judgment was handed down in the High Court in a defamation case.  The Claimant filed proceedings on various grounds including breach of GDPR, defamation, misuse of private information, malicious falsehood and harassment.   The defendants are all domiciled in the US, and the hearing concerned a contested application for permission to serve out of jurisdiction.  It is said that the most significant part of the judgment is the analysis on the territorial scope of GDPR.   It says that the findings on the territorial scope of the GDPR will be welcomed by non-European domiciled defendants who are increasingly being targeted in GDPR damages claims in courts in England. 

https://www.cms-lawnow.com/ealerts/2021/01/clarifying-the-territorial-reach-of-the-gdpr-in-data-protection-litigation

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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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