Ministry of Justice privacy breach compensation claims
Ministry of Justice privacy

Ministry of Justice privacy breach compensation claims

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Ministry of Justice privacy breach compensation claims could result in substantial damages for any victim who has lost control over their personal information.

The team here at Your Lawyers, as leading Data Leak Lawyers, is used to representing victims claiming considerable compensation when serious data breaches have taken place. You can contact our team for free, no-obligation legal help about starting a claim for compensation here now.

The importance of Ministry of Justice privacy compliance

Given the nature of the very personal and sensitive information that will be stored and processed, it is absolutely essential that Ministry of Justice privacy compliance is comprehensive. Any leak or misuse of data in this kind of setting could cause considerable distress for victims owing to the types of information that will be held by the MoJ.

There can be no underestimating or understating the importance of compliance in this particular sector. As it happens, incidents do occur, and we will outline a recent matter below.

ICO issues reprimand against MoJ

In a recent Ministry of Justice privacy matter, the ICO publicised that it had issued the MoJ with a reprimand in respect of confidential personal information reportedly left in a prison holding area.

According to the ICO, 14 bags that contained confidential documents – including medical and security information – had reportedly been left accessible for a period of 18 days. It is understood that some prisoners had gained access to the documents that had been left unsecured, prompting an ICO investigation into the matter.

The ICO concluded that the prison lacked confidential waste and storage facilities that would have been appropriate, as well as staff being unaware of information about security and disposal of confidential data. There were also inaccurate records in respect of data protection compliance training, and the ICO noted there appeared to be a general lack of understanding from staff in respect of the importance of personal data and the reporting of breaches.

This is an incredibly worrying news story to read about, and we are pleased to see that the ICO has seen fit to issue the MoJ with a reprimand for what happened. It is obvious to see how there could be considerable risks of information misuse and exposure when this kind of event takes place, and it is vitally important that there is no repeat of this kind of incident again.

Pursuing GDPR breach compensation claims

If a breach occurs, the GDPR can entitle the victim whose information has been misused or exposed to claim compensation for any distress caused by the loss of control of their personal information. Any breach of the GDPR could constitute negligence against the organisation involved, whether it is the case that the policies, practices and procedures were inadequate, or an employee failed in their responsibilities.

If you have been affected by a Ministry of Justice privacy breach, you could be eligible to pursue GDPR breach compensation on a No Win, No Fee basis. We can conduct a free initial claims assessment to decide whether your claim is one that we can take forward for you. If we can take it forward, you can instruct us to represent you in the matter on the basis that we can write off our legal fees if the claim does not succeed, subject to agreeing and complying with the terms and conditions in place.

Simply contact our team here now to start your GDPR breach compensation claim and benefit from our free, no-obligation claims assessment advice without delay.

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