£10,000 settlement for sharing private information without consent
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£10,000 settlement for sharing private information without consent

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We previously attained a £10,000 settlement for a client who we represented who was the victim of an organisation sharing private information without consent.

The GDPR is incredibly important for organisations to comply with, and it sets out what must be done to make sure that data subjects can benefit from the privacy that they are legally entitled to. If the GDPR is breached, any victim of a privacy event could suffer significant distress and loss. As Leading Data Breach Compensation Experts, we are here to help people.

£10,000 client settlement achieved

Many GDPR claims for compensation involve organisations sharing private information without the consent of the data subject in question. In some cases, the nature of the private information could be so sensitive that it could cause significant distress to the victim. We also look at who the information has been shared with to consider the context which is why, in some cases, we can achieve substantial settlements.

In such a case we previously settled, we were pleased to be able to recover £10,000 in damages for our client who was the victim of an information-sharing event. Their private information was retained by a former employer and was subsequently shared internally without any consent from our client. This was a serious breach of our client’s right to privacy and constituted a breach of the GDPR, which is why we were happy to pursue a claim for compensation for our client on a No Win, No Fee basis.

Given the context of this breach, and the nature of the information involved, the details of which we cannot go into further, the impact on our client was significant.

The importance of governance: sharing private information

When it comes to sharing private information, it is important that organisations govern such practices to make sure that the GDPR is complied with at all times. The importance of making sure that employees within an organisation know what they can and cannot share is vital to make sure that data breaches and privacy events do not occur. Organisations are responsible for setting out clear guidelines, policies and procedures to ensure that privacy is maintained at all times. They have a duty to implement training and systems to prevent data breaches from taking place as well.

Ultimately, any failure on the part of an organisation to implement such strategies and policies can result in the risk of information being involved in a privacy event. Our team here at Your Lawyers – as leading privacy compensation experts – is used to representing people for such events. We know all too well how bad the impact can be on the victim.

The importance of the GDPR

The importance of the GDPR cannot be understated when it comes to governance in respect of sharing private information to ensure that our right to privacy is always upheld. The GDPR resulted in a modern approach in an increasingly digitised age, and it must always be complied with to make sure that data subjects benefit from the privacy they are entitled to.

The GDPR is also there to make sure that any organisation responsible for a data breach can be held to account. This is what we do as Expert Privacy Compensation Solicitors when we represent victims of breaches and claim compensation for the misuse of private information.

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