Concerns have been raised over the quality of Lancashire County Council data protection measures after a spate of breaches occurred in a period of a few months.
Council data breach claims are common. Our Data Leak Lawyers represent a lot of victims claiming for council data protection issues because of how often these incidents can occur.
According to recent figures, Lancashire County Council data protection measures are in need of improvement. This has come after a significant number of breaches occurred over a three-month period, of which some were referred to the ICO (Information Commissioner’s office).
Spate of Lancashire County Council data protection incidents
There has been a spate of Lancashire County Council data protection this year.
According to one set of figures, there were 98 data breaches between April and June this year.
Of those breaches, seven were referred to the ICO.
As a result of the breaches, Lancashire CC has reportedly been forced to add data protection to its risk register. This is an acknowledgement that such issues could cause serious harm to its reputation and finances.
With the GDPR giving the ICO the power to fine data breach offenders millions of pounds, these risks are important for all organisations to recognise.
What about the victims of a Lancashire County Council data protection incident?
Victims of a Lancashire County Council data protection incident should be informed of what has happened.
The fines that can be issued by the ICO are totally separate to what the victims of a data breach can do. Victims are entitled to seek their own justice by making a claim for data breach compensation.
As a firm, we offer No Win, No Fee for council data protection cases.
With local authorities holding such a wealth of personal data about people and businesses, any council data breach can be serious. From personal information, to medical and employment statuses, there’s a reason that councils must ensure to take data protection seriously at all time.
Where they fall short, it’s the victims that can suffer serious harm, which is why we specialise in data protection compensation claims.
There were almost 100 Lancashire County Council data protection incidents in a period of just three months. This is a huge amount, and with seven of them being referred to the ICO, we must assume those seven were serious.
Councils and the third-party agencies employed on their behalf must ensure to uphold important data protection principles. Where they fall short, victims can contact our team for free, no-obligation advice today.
IMPORTANT: advice on this page is intended to be up-to-date for the 'first published date'.
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