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A special category data breach compensation claim requires the particular expertise and experience of a leading firm of privacy solicitors such as ourselves.
We may be able to represent you for a case of this nature on a No Win, No Fee basis. You can contact our team for free, no-obligation legal advice about your prospects of pursuing a case here now.
A special category data breach claim for compensation is a privacy legal case that involves the loss of control or exposure of very sensitive and personal information.
The GDPR particularises that certain information can be classed as “special category data” which comes down to the nature of how sensitive such information is. Examples of information within this category can include medical data and information about disabilities or race, and sexual orientation. It is, ultimately, a recognition that there is certain information that is so personal and so sensitive that we would likely want to have stricter control over it. That is why the GDPR can afford such data additional protection.
A special category data breach claim for compensation is where a victim will recover damages for any distress caused by the loss of control of information within this category. Our team is happy to provide free, no-obligation legal advice to anyone who may have been affected by an incident of this nature, and you can contact us here now for more information.
The UK’s data watchdog, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), recently issued a reprimand to Achieving for Children (AfC) as a result of infringements of the GDPR.
According to the ICO publication, an ICO investigation reportedly found that AfC had inappropriately disclosed private data which included special category information. It is understood that particular data that had been disclosed in this matter was supposed to have been redacted but, unfortunately, it was not.
As part of its investigation, the ICO reported that Achieving for Children did not have enough organisational measures in place to prevent such incidents from taking place. The social worker who was responsible for the data breach was reportedly not trained appropriately which is why the ICO had chosen to take the remedial action that it has.
You can read more about this particular ICO matter on its websites here.
You could be entitled to claim privacy compensation for a breach of confidentiality. If the matter needs to be pursued as a special category data breach claim for compensation then your case is well placed with us as we are leading privacy solicitors operating in England and Wales.
We represent thousands of people engaged in claims for GDPR compensation on a No Win, No Fee basis, and we have already recovered over £1m in damages for mostly individual clients. For eligible claimants, we can also represent people in a claim for compensation on a No Win, No Fee basis.
The best place to start to find out about claiming for a breach of confidentiality is to contact our legal team here now for free, no-obligation legal advice.
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