United Kingdom

On behalf of the team

On 30 December 2020, a 12-year-old girl took the first step in bringing a representative action pursuant to Civil Procedure Rules, rule 19.6, against TikTok and/or Musical.ly. [1]UK High Court 30 December 2020, [2020] EWHC 3589 (QB) The legal claim has been brought on behalf of millions of children using TikTok in the UK and the European Economic Area who have been impacted by the app’s actions. It is alleged that the defendants have misused the claimant’s private information and processed her personal data in breach of the duties imposed by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 2016/679/EU and the UK GDPR. The remedies sought are a declaration, damages, injunctions, and orders for erasure of the data in question. The damages claimed are for “loss of control of personal data”.