Reply to post: Re: Up to €20m includes the figure zero

Tick, tock motherf... erm, we mean, don't panic over GDPR

Doctor Syntax Silver badge

Re: Up to €20m includes the figure zero

"Would you start an action against (eg) Talk Talk, who probably have a legal budget of the order of a couple of million quid?"

Depending on the scale of the claim the small claims court might be the appropriate venue in some cases. That effectively wipes out the advantage of a large legal budget.

But what happens if

- the ICO finds there was a breach

- a victim loses their house as a consequence

- the ICO issues a flat rate £1,000 compensation?

Should the victim simply write it off to bad luck?

Should the ICO's finding assist in the victim establishing their case? Should there be a compulsory use of an independent arbitrator to assess compensation on a level playing field?

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