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SEADRILL GHANA OPERATIONS LIMITED v. TULLOW GHANA LIMITED
ENGLAND AND WALES HIGH COURT

Drilling for oil is a risky business. Oil companies seek to protect themselves against the financial consequences of risk by appropriate clauses in their contracts, for example, by a force majeure clause. This case concerns a contract for the hire of an ex pensive oil rig which contained such a clause. During the course of a territorial sea dispute between neighbouring states the arbitration tribunal determining that dispute required drilling to cease in the disputed sea where drilling was to take place....

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Case launched against TikTok over collection of children’s data

Data protection
Ex-commissioner alleges TikTok app breaching children's data protection law
A former children’s commissioner for England has launched a “landmark case” against the video-sharing app TikTok, alleging that it illegally collects the personal information of its child users. Anne Longfield, who held the commissioner post between March 2015 and February this year, has lodged a claim in the high court on behalf of millions of children in the UK and the European Economic Area who have used TikTok since 25 March 2018.

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Google misled customers about use of location data, court rules

AUSTRALIA
Technology
In world-first ruling, Google found to have misled Android users on location data
Google misled some consumers about the digital giant’s collection and use of their location data, the Federal Court has ruled in a decision touted as a world-first by the consumer watchdog. In a judgment on Friday, Justice Thomas Thawley said the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) had established Google misled some users of Android devices about how their location data could be obtained, retained and used when a customer used various Google apps including Google Maps. The company is considering an appeal.

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