In Bellingham, Alex v. Reed, Michael [2021] SGHC 125 (Alex v. Reed) The Singapore High Court considered the loss or damage needed for a private action to be brought against an organisation for a breach of the PDPA. In particular, the court found that a mere loss of control over personal data, or emotional distress over such loss of control, was insufficient.

Our recent client alert details the case and the significance of this judgment in clarifying the scope of loss or damage for civil suits arising from contraventions of Singapore’s data protection law.