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Civil damages for distress in data protection cases after Vidal-Hall

A new High Court judgment against the Home Office clarifies the extent of damages payable for distress alone in civil claims for data protection breaches. In Vidal-Hall v Google [2015] EWCA Civ 311, the Court of Appeal held that damages for distress could be claimed against data controllers for contravention…

Focus on the GDPR: Civil claims

The General Data Protection Regulation brings with it potentially massive fines for breach, but data subjects’ rights to damages are also significant. From 25 May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (2016/679, the GDPR) will apply in all EU Member States.¬† It purports to impose obligations on all data controllers…