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?