The legal position established in 2015 by Vidal-Hall et al v Google Inc has recently been revised, clarifying the scope under which data protection compensation for the misuse of private information is available.
Are you worried that “Alexa” is listening to your conversations? Do you cover your laptop camera with tape? Well, it looks like even stepping into the mall may require full-body armor if you wish to keep your basic data truly private.
The General Data Protection Regulation (‘GDPR’) is a piece of European Union law that will be enforceable from 25 May 2018. It will replace the current data protection regime set out by the Data Protection Act 1998, and brings in new rights – but also new responsibilities.