Almost 800 users of sexual health clinic at 56 Dean Street had their basic human rights to privacy breached last year, and our Data Breach Lawyers are already fighting for their rights.
An email was accidentally sent to almost 800 users who had signed up to an online service for things like results and testing. The issue was that the email inadvertently had the names and email addresses of the other recipients on the list, meaning hundreds discovered each other’s confidential HIV status.
Victims of the scandal who wanted to keep their HIV status confidential have had their rights to privacy seriously breached. This is one of the worst cases we have ever come across. It may surprise you to learn that data breaches in the public sector can be surprisingly common. The breach at the 56 Dean Street clinic, which has leaked the confidential HIV status of hundreds, is terrifying.
What can you do if you have been affected?
If you are one of the recipients who have had their confidential status leaked, you have the right to make a claim for data breach compensation. Our Data Breach Lawyers are already acting for victims who have asked for our help, and we can help you too.
Let it be clear that, to us, this is a procedural error that the NHS must address as a whole. There should never have been a situation where an email could be sent in such a way, and whilst the media have portrayed this as a human error, we see it differently. Those responsible for data protection in the NHS must change their ways – we live in an age where digital systems can easily protect our data and prevent this kind of situation from ever arising.
As a victim of a serious data breach, you have the right to make a claim for data breach compensation. The level of awards in these cases can be high to reflect the seriousness of the issue.
In today's continually growing digital age, our rights to privacy must be protected. We are fighting to make sure it doesn't happen again, as well as to make sure that those affected are awarded the compensation they fairly deserve.
What we can do for you
Our specialist Data Breach Lawyers are equipped to fight your corner for a case. We accept cases on a risk free no win, no fee basis. If the case is not successful, we can waive our legal fees, meaning you pay absolutely nothing for the fees we have incurred.
We do this because we believe it is your fundamental right to have access to justice. We do not believe you should pay to find out if you are entitled to thousands of pounds in compensation. This simply would not be fair.
We can take this risk because we will carefully assess your claim and we only offer a no win, no fee guarantee where we are confident that we have a chance of winning the case.
If you are affected by the 56 Dean Street clinic breach, please call our Data Breach Lawyers for help and advice FREE from a landline or mobile on 0800 634 7575.