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Who will rid me of these troublesome data protection claims? A guide to defending data protection litigation

Date
16.12.2021

Time
11:00 - 12:00

Speakers
Matt Lewin, John Fitzsimons, Dr Christina Lienen

Fee
Free

Venue
Online

An email sent to the wrong recipient. A laptop stolen from a car.

Mistakes happen – but should controllers be required to routinely pay thousands of pounds in damages and even more in legal costs for low-level personal data breaches?

In this 1 hour webinar, some members of the Cornerstone Barristers' Information Law team will discuss the growth area of data protection litigation and key lessons for defending these claims in light of a number of important High Court decisions in 2021.

    • How do we minimise the costs of defending data protection claims?
    • How much compensation should we pay for a personal data breach?
    • What other factors are important when considering settling a claim?
    • When is a personal data breach trivial or de minimis?
    • Where should data protection claims be heard?
    • What track should data protection claims be assigned to?

The webinar will address these and other questions in a practical and straightforward way to give you the understanding and tools needed to respond to trivial and/or seemingly opportunistic data protection claims.