Phones 4U, Vodafone Fight Over Device Access In Cartel Suit

Law360, London (January 20, 2021, 5:40 PM GMT) -- Three major cellphone network providers urged an appeals court on Wednesday to overturn an order that they say could lead to a breach of data protection laws, as they fight allegations that they colluded to drive a British phone retailer out of business.

Vodafone, O2 and EE challenged a decision by a lower court that ordered them to contact some members of staff to request access to their personal mobile phones and other devices. The court wanted an independent IT consultant to search for any work-related communications that might be relevant to the underlying lawsuit brought by Phones 4U.

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