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The team here at Your Lawyers – the Data Leak Lawyers – were pleased to have recovered well over £20,000 in damages for a client in respect of a matter involving social services disclosing data without consent.
This was a particularly severe case in which very personal and sensitive information was disclosed in a context that caused significant problems for our client.
The expert team here at Your Lawyers – The Data Leak Lawyers – were proud to have been able to recover well over £20,000 in damages for a client we previously represented in a serious data breach matter. For client confidentiality reasons we will not go into the specific details of the case in question, which involved social services disclosing information without consent. This particular disclosure was incredibly severe, which is why we were able to recover so much in this case.
We often talk about how significant data breach compensation cases can settle for over £10,000 when it involves particularly personal and sensitive information. In this matter, the final settlement was well over double that, which serves to show just how severe the distress can be in some cases.
Issues in respect of social services disclosing information without consent is a matter that should always be taken very seriously. There should always be an attitude of preventing information breaches from occurring rather than having to deal with the fallout of them.
Organisations such as social services that many people rely on will be storing and processing a wealth of very significant and personal information. As such, it is imperative that they have the policies, practices and procedures in place to prevent such breaches of the GDPR. Further, all employees working in such organisations with access to sensitive information should be capable of avoiding leaks, breaches and hacks.
As the case we have discussed in this article references, you can see how severe an incident of social services disclosing information without consent can be. In accordance with the GDPR, any victim of a data breach could be eligible to recover damages for any distress caused by the loss of control of their personal information, and pay-outs are typically based on the severity of this distress that has been suffered. As is evident in this particular case, when it comes to the kinds of information that could cause serious problems to the livelihoods of those affected, final damages settlements can be substantial.
We have been a leading name in respect of privacy compensation claims for nearly a decade, and we represent thousands of clients engaged in various cases. Our expertise in this area of law is significant, and we focus on making sure that we can access real justice for the clients we represent.
Unfortunately, in recent years, many other firms have also started working in privacy claims whilst lacking the necessary expertise and experience to be able to do so effectively. We have seen some claims settle for far less than we believe we would be able to have recovered. This case here in which we recovered well over £20,000 for a client could be a case in point for that. It is concerning to think that another law firm out there may have tried to settle such a case quickly and cheaply, denying the victim real access to true justice.
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