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You could be entitled to claim compensation for Ministry of Defence data breaches if your personal information has been misused or exposed in this kind of environment.
Your Lawyers, as Leading Data Leak Lawyers, represent thousands of people in privacy compensation cases. We are used to helping people pursue cases against government departments and in employment settings. Our expert team is always happy to speak to people about potential new cases, and you can contact us here now for free, no-obligation legal advice.
Ministry of Defence data breaches are, of course, very serious matters given that they are responsible for the safety and security of the UK. Naturally, the MOD will be expected to deploy the best possible cybersecurity they can to make sure that they can defend against foreign threat actors. However, there is also the issue of general compliance with the Data Protection Act (the GDPR) and general leaks and breaches occurring on a more internal basis. Whilst security against outside threats may be doing its job, there is still the reliance on employees not making errors or mistakes that could then lead to Ministry of Defence data breaches that affect people internally.
For example, it may be the case that information is leaked to other employees about people’s personal and private information by accident, or it may be the case an email is sent to the wrong person internally. These can be seen as employment matters, but they can still amount to breaches of the GDPR which can then mean that a person could be eligible to pursue a claim for compensation.
You would expect data protection on an internal basis to be equally as good as cybersecurity given that even a human error internally could lead to a security risk externally. This is the expectation, but there were media articles last year about reported lax attitudes in respect of data protection in the MoD, so this is certainly a concern that is worth raising.
Anyone who has been affected by Ministry of Justice data breaches could be entitled to pursue compensation in accordance with the GDPR in the usual way. Just because of who the MOD is and what they do does not mean that they are above the law, and they will still need to comply with vital data laws to prevent people’s personal and private information from being misused or exposed.
Ultimately, if data breaches stem from some form of negligence, employees could be entitled to pursue a claim for compensation on a No Win, No Fee basis. The best thing to do is contact our team for free, no-obligation legal advice here now.
When it comes to MoD staff, you could be eligible to claim compensation for an employee leaking confidential information, as this can be seen as vicarious liability. What this means is that the negligence an employee can fall onto the employer, so if a colleague is responsible for information about you being misused or exposed, you could pursue a claim against the MoD as your employer.
Workplace data protection claims can be quite common, and many of the thousands of people who we represent in privacy cases are involved in employment data breach cases. The duty that your employer has to protect your personal and sensitive information is considerable, given the nature of the data that they will need to store and process about you.
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