Google You Owe Us is now headed to the UK Supreme Court, with a hearing scheduled for 28 April. The hearing on 28 April will consider whether Google can be held to account in the UK. In doing so, the Supreme Court will have to decide two important points of law: what kinds of damages can be recovered by consumers for data breaches and when representative actions can be brought to recover those damages.
It is an important step in establishing the rights of consumers in the UK to hold major technology companies to account. The Supreme Court will likely hand down its ruling some time in the next 12 months.