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Anyone affected by healthcare data breaches could be eligible to pursue a claim for compensation with our expert privacy lawyers on a No Win, No Fee basis.
Your Lawyers, as leading data breach compensation specialists, represent thousands of people for cases, many of whom are pursuing compensation for breaches of healthcare data. You could be eligible to benefit from our expert representation, and you can speak to our team for free, no-obligation legal advice here now.
Given that medical data breaches have hit all-time highs over the last couple of years, particularly given the additional strain that was caused by the coronavirus pandemic, it is important that people know what to do if they are affected by healthcare data breaches.
The law is on your side. In England and Wales, that law is the GDPR. The GDPR is clear and specific in allowing us to have control over who knows what about us. Further, medical information is generally considered to be “special category” data in accordance with the GDPR, which affords it additional protection. Ultimately, the law recognises that medical information is particularly personal and sensitive, and it is precisely the kind of data that we want strict control over and to maintain confidentiality over.
Whilst the laws are there to prevent privacy incidents from occurring, people also need to know what to do if they are affected by healthcare data breaches in terms of justice. The GDPR can entitle a person who has been the victim of a data breach to claim compensation, and this can be for any distress that has been caused by the loss of control of their personal information. In most cases, it is a claim for distress that is pursued, unless there are losses and expenses to consider.
It goes without saying that the distress that can be suffered when it comes to particularly personal and sensitive medical information can be substantial. This is why claims can be valued in higher amounts, such as the £15,000 to £25,000 mark in some cases, depending on the nature of the information affected. The important thing to know is that, if you have lost control over your medical information through no fault of your own, you may be able to pursue a GDPR compensation case.
We represent thousands of people claiming compensation for data breaches, and many of those are for medical information events as well. Anyone affected by healthcare data breaches could benefit from our legal representation on a No Win, No Fee basis if eligible.
Our friendly team is always happy to provide free and professional advice on a completely no-obligation basis – make sure to contact us here now.
The potential NHS data breach consequences that can arise from privacy events can be substantial. As we said above, the nature of this information is precisely the kind that we want to keep confidentiality over, so any breach, exposure on misuse of NHS records could have a significant impact on us.
There are many ways in which it can happen, from the wrong information being sent to the wrong patient, to employees snooping on the private medical files of people they know. Unfortunately, snooping incidents do happen quite a lot, and the ICO (Information Commissioner’s Office) has had to issue prosecutions to offenders in the past.
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