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Seek compensation if someone breaches your privacy, the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) urged today.

The ICO issued a guidance note to point people in the right direction if they want recompense for a slight under the Data Protection Act.

People who think they have suffered because someone has breached their privacy, can apply to the ICO for an opinion on whether there had been offence under the Data Protection Act - if they agree, it might be worth taking to court.

The ICO wasn't able to give any examples.®

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