He updated his final post on the matter saying that he talked to the Data Protection Commissioner and they did not apologise to Thinkhouse PR so I guess that’s that.
No, one final update. It was a Google refresh after all. Adam Lasnik from the Google Search Quality Team commented that Damien’s post didn’t show in the search results, “due purely to algorithmic factor”. It’ll probably come back shortly in other words. Storm in a tea cup? Thinkhouse PR still spammed him and the investigation done was definitely flawed.