But the judges were right ?
When was the last time anyone actually got any money as a result of a data protection breach ?
Loads of fines, yes. But not a penny to a victim.
The man who tried and failed to run a not-a-data-protection-class-action-honest-guv lawsuit against Google in England's High Court is having another crack at it in the Court of Appeal. Richard Lloyd, a one-time director of consumer rights org Which?, is appealing against the High Court's judgment from last year which halted …
That depends what money we're talking about. In settlements or fines as a result of a trial, it goes to the plaintiffs in court. Usually, that means 85% lawyers, 5% the person who brought the trial, and 10% sort of tried to be distributed to people but it doesn't really happen. The other option is 80% lawyers and 20% random charities the lawyers (and sometimes the lawyers for the other side) pick, and nothing to the users, even the one who brought the trial. If it's a fine from the government, the money is put into the general big bank account for the whole government, but not necessarily added to anyone's budget until the next budget is passed. After that, it just becomes more general purpose money as far as the government is concerned. Sometimes, the government uses the occasion of a big settlement to announce they will be spending some of that money on a program to do something sort of related to the settlement, but it doesn't mean they'll be using all the money for that purpose. As long as the money is removed from the company, the people removing it figure they've done what they intended to in as much as penalizing the company.
data. life into their databanks.
They are the epitomy of EVIL. Pure unadulterated EVIL.
just like Facebook and a few others.
Just say no to using anything with their name on it. Don't forget to block that 300+ domains that they use to snaffle
data. your life
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