Copycat TikTok Lawsuit Brought in UK Courts

29th Apr 2021

An American law firm is exporting a U.S. class action lawsuit to the UK courts. The Financial Times reports that American firm Scott & Scott is suing TikTok for billions of pounds in the UK over illegally collecting personal data of millions across Europe. TikTok just settled a class action in the United States over the same claim. That lawsuit resulted in a $92 Million settlement, which is the largest privacy-related payout in history. The American lawyers will now try their luck in the UK. If the British claim results in any award or settlement, the lawyers will have to share the profits with the litigation funding firm in the case, which is currently choosing to remain anonymous.