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Victims of data leaks in the healthcare sector could be eligible to claim compensation and we may be able to represent you for a legal case on a No Win, No Fee basis.
If the breach has occurred due to some form of negligence, that is when we may be able to help you with a legal case. The best place to start to find out if you could be eligible to make a claim for medical data breach compensation is to contact our team for free, no-obligation legal advice here now.
Victims of data leaks in the healthcare sector could be eligible to claim compensation in accordance with the GDPR. The GDPR could allow the victim of such an incident to recover damages for any distress that has been caused by the loss of control of their personal information.
The distress that can be caused when we are talking about medical information could be substantial because this is precisely the type of data that we want to maintain strict confidentiality over. As such, claims for compensation in which medical information has been leaked, breached, or hacked could involve substantial damages. For example, although our average compensation settlement is just over £6,000 in damages alone, when it comes to particularly personal and sensitive healthcare data, damages claims could easily exceed £10,000.
The best place to start to find out if you could be eligible to recover compensation is to contact our team for free, no-obligation legal advice here now.
The UK’s data watchdog, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), recently issued a reprimand to the University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust.
According to the ICO publication, the Commissioner concluded that there had been infringements of the GDPR in relation to procedures in place for issuing correspondence by post. The ICO concluded that appropriate consideration had not been given to the risks that this could have in respect of inadvertent disclosure, and it was also confirmed that there had been a case where an address had been disclosed to an ex-partner. The ICO also referenced that, in that particular matter, the data subject reportedly had issues in relation to the ex-partner that were related to allegations of abuse.
Ultimately, healthcare organisations have such an important duty to make sure that they do all they can to protect the information in their charge. Any inadvertent data leaks in the healthcare sector could cause substantial problems and harm to anyone who is affected.
The importance of preventing hospital ransomware attacks cannot be understated. Hackers are actively looking for ways in which they can cause data leaks in the healthcare sector, and they will know that they can make money from issuing ransom demands when systems and servers are breached.
This is why the government must do all it can to make sure that privacy and data protection are an absolute priority to prevent these kinds of incidents from taking place. Any failure to do so could allow criminals to try to extort significant sums of money and could also risk substantial data for millions of people.
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