Damages for Publication of Asylum Applicants Data
The claimants had been part of the family returns process, returning failed asylum seekers to their countries of origin. The defendant collected data about the process and published a spreadsheet which was intended to provide an anonymous summary of the process, but in fact also contained many private details about the claimants.
Held: The court found that the various defendants were living difficult lives and were variously subject to fear stress and shock. Damages were awarded at between 2500 and 6000 pounds.
 EWHC 2217 (QB)
Data Protection Act 1998 13
England and Wales
Applied – Google Inc v Vidal-Hall and Others CA 27-Mar-2015
Damages for breach of Data Protection
The claimants sought damages alleging that Google had, without their consent, collected personal data about them, which was resold to advertisers. They used the Safari Internet browser on Apple products. The tracking and collation of the claimants’ . .
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Updated: 31 October 2021; Ref: scu.570720