Judge dismisses data protection damages case for minor breach

27/10/2021 | DLA Piper

A legal case Wolfe -v- Veale seeking damages for a minor infringement of data protection law, was dismissed by the High Court. The case related to a single email and attachments sent by a law firm to an incorrect recipient over the late payment of an account. The defendant applied for the claim to be dismissed on the basis that it was "simply not plausible that the Claimants had suffered distress above the de minimis threshold in relation to the accidental sending of the email to one recipient who quickly deleted it."

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Court of Appeal, UK Courts

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