Data Protection Update — May 2013

Welcome to the May edition of Stephenson Harwood’s Data Protection Update, a monthly bulletin on key developments in data protection law.

This edition looks again at the somewhat halting progress of the proposed new EU Data Protection Regulation through the legislative process as well as update on an ICO survey on its terms. The firm also comments on the recent Court of Appeal case of Halliday v Creation Consumer Finance Ltd [2013] in which the court awarded damages for distress arising from a breach of the Data Protection Act 1998, even though no ascertainable financial loss had been incurred. Lastly, the firm reports on the recent announcements in relation to the Singapore Personal Data Protection Act 2012 and the timetable for its coming into force…

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