Bob requests data from ACME. They ask him for identification according to very unreasonable and onerous requirements. He objects to these on grounds of infeasibility and inaccessibility. They bicker back and forth and in the course of this his data is routinely deleted.

What are the consequences of this?

Specifically, can inferences as to the possible contents of the requested data be drawn in the context of other matters? And, is there financial compensation available to Bob?


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What damage has Bob suffered?

Let’s assume that the company has breached privacy law. That is a necessary but not sufficient criteria for Bob to receive compensation. Bob must also have suffered damage as a result of the breach.


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