Damages, Data Protection & Vidal-Hall v Google

In Collins v FBD Insurance the Irish High Court held that damages for breach of a subject’s rights under the Data Protection Acts could only be awarded where they could “…establish that the loss or damage that such person has suffered flowed from the breach” Now the English Court of Appeal decision in Vidal-Hall v Google suggests that this is an incorrect implementation of the right to a remedy provided by the Data Protection Directive. My thoughts on these cases are to be found on p34 of the June 2015 edition of the Law Society Gazette: http://bit.ly/1QqxzIm

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