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Google appeal to the Supreme Court: Vidal-Hall v Google

Published 18 June 2015

In our April edition of the alerter we reported on the case of Vidal-Hall v Google. In that case the Court of Appeal determined that damages were recoverable under the Data Protection Act 1998 for mere distress (without also having to prove pecuniary damage).

Legal commentators predicted that the ruling might open the floodgates to compensation claims arising from Data protection breaches. Google has now applied to the Supreme Court for permission to appeal. Whether the Supreme Court will accept Google's application has yet to be decided.

What action could be taken to manage risks that may arise from this development?

Watch for further developments on this story.

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Helen Faulkner

Helen Faulkner

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