YouTube Data Breach Claim


Why has this website been created?

This website has been created to inform members of the public and potential members of the claimant group about a legal claim against YouTube.

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What is the claim about?

Since at least 25 May 2018, YouTube has been unlawfully tracking children when they watch YouTube in England and Wales. This claim is to stop YouTube from breaking the law and recover compensation for affected children and their parents.

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What does this mean for you?

If your child is under the age of 13 and has accessed YouTube’s main website (www.YouTube.com) at any point since 25 May 2018 then you and your child may be eligible to benefit from any award of compensation.

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Duncan McCann

Duncan McCann is the representative claimant acting on behalf of all affected children and parents. Duncan McCann is a UK-based parent of three children and conducts research into the emerging digital economy, the power of big tech and their lack of accountability. Duncan McCann is a Senior Researcher at the New Economics Foundation, the UK’s leading think tank promoting social, economic and environmental justice.

Hausfeld

Hausfeld & Co LLP is a leading international law firm specialising in litigation and possesses significant experience in all aspects of collective redress and group claims – often acting against some of the largest corporations in the world. Hausfeld has offices in London, the US and across Europe.

Vannin-Capital

Vannin Capital, a commercial litigation funder, has agreed to finance the claim.

Foxglove

Foxglove is a team of lawyers, experts, and specialists experienced in holding governments and corporations accountable for misuses of technology. In summer 2020, they defeated an unfair algorithm used to reduce thousands of A-level students’ grades in the UK. They are part of the Stop Advertising to Kids (STAK) coalition, and are bringing several other cases challenging the harms caused by global tech companies.

Represented Persons

The claimants make this claim in their own right and as representatives of persons who have the same interest in the claim, in that they have all been affected by Google’s breaches. The represented individuals (together referred to as the “Represented Persons”) are:

Represented Children

Children who have used YouTube in the period since 25 May 2018 and who were throughout that period (i) resident in England and Wales, and (ii) under 13 years of age (the “Represented Children”); and

Represented Parents

The parents / holders of parental responsibility of the Represented Children (the “Represented Parents”).

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2020/09/14

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Google facing landmark UK court claim over unlawful use of more than 5 million children’s data.