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Thank you. Now, in terms of the ability to award compensation, we've spoken of a monetary limit. Obviously there's power to award financial compensation for financial loss, but in the sort of realm with which this Inquiry is concern, one would be awarding compensation -- we can see it here at page 7 -- for damage to reputation, possibly damages for distress and inconvenience, if one included that within a general damages award for damage to privacy.

Funding, please, which is the next section. As funding of the system, it can either be a levy payable by all businesses covered by the scheme, or it can be case fees payable by the businesses or a combination of the two; is that correct?

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