Victims of a workplace data protection breach could be entitled to bring claims for compensation, and we will look at one such event involving Portland Business and Financial Solutions.
Given that employers and companies involved in employment matters often store and process particularly personal and sensitive data, the impact of a breach, leak or hack can be substantial.
Your Lawyers – as leading Data Leak Lawyers – represent thousands of people for privacy compensation claims. We have done so for over seven years, which is a lot longer than most other firms out there. With over £1m recovered just for mainly individual data victims to date, and over 50 group and multi-party data actions launched, we know what it means to be experts in this niche and complex area of law.
The Portland Business and Financial Solutions data breach
The Portland Business and Financial Solutions incident is reflective of a workplace data protection breach given the nature of the information exposed, and we are able to represent victims of this leak on a No Win, No Fee basis.
The incident involved correspondence being sent out to creditors as part of a standard process for a company, Secure Funeral Solutions Ltd, that had fallen into liquidation. The process also involved staff being offered employment with One Life Funeral Planning Limited who were an associated company.
As part of the process, we understand that correspondence was sent out to over 50 employees which included details of the liquidation and the company finances. However, it also included personal and sensitive employee data, including names and addresses, wage information, and how much the company owed those employees.
This incident has exposed personal and sensitive information about employees that did not need to have been disclosed. Understandably, this kind of event can cause distress to the victims. We have been approached for legal help earlier in the summer and agreed to take action forward and have subsequently launched legal action over the incident.
We understand that people affected by this data breach had not consented to their personal details being disclosed in the manner in which they were. The GDPR stipulates that people must provide specific consent for certain disclosure, and we believe that this event is a clear breach of the GDPR.
Claiming compensation for a workplace data protection breach
The GDPR can allow victims of a workplace data protection breach to claim compensation. You do not have to have suffered any actual financial loss to be able to claim, although this can be factored into a legal case if it is applicable. In most cases, victims will claim for the distress caused by the loss of control of their personal information.
Workplace data breach cases can be serious, owing to the nature of the information that employers store and process. It could involve sensitive salary data like the Portland Business and Financial Solutions event, and it could also extend to sensitive employment matters, domestic data, and medical information.
Data breach compensation amounts can typically be high in these kinds of cases when a range of personal information is misused or exposed.
Were you affected by the Portland Business and Financial Solutions incident?
If you were affected by the Portland Business and Financial Solutions leak, you could be entitled to bring a workplace data protection breach compensation claim with us now. We can offer eligible clients No Win, No Fee legal protection as well.
For free, no-obligation advice, please do not hesitate to contact the team here now.
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First published by Author on October 05, 2021
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