Charing Cross Gender Identity Clinic email leak

email address breaches can you claim for compensation

We’re taking compensation claims forward on a No Win, No Fee basis for victims of the Charing Cross Gender Identity Clinic email leak.

The GIC sent two separate emails to groups of around 900 individuals per email with information relating to an art competition. Unfortunately, instead of using proper mailing software, it appears that the clinic simply used the “CC” (carbon copy) function. This has resulted in recipients’ information – at least email addresses, and possibly names – being leaked to all other recipients of the email.

This isn’t the first time an email data leak of this nature has happened. We continue to fight for the rights of victims affected by the infamous 56 Dean Street Clinic leak which was a similar incident.

Charing Cross Gender Identity Clinic email leak was avoidable

Make no mistake about it; the Charing Cross Gender Identity Clinic email leak was completely avoidable.

When it comes to personal and sensitive medical information, mass emails shouldn’t be sent in this way at all. Even use of the “BCC” function isn’t the safest way to do it. Proper mailing software should always be used, or you risk committing a serious data breach like this. Although these types of incidents are often referred to as “human error” incidents, we see past that. No one should be put in the position where a serious data leak of this nature is a risk.

It appears that lessons have not been learned in the wake of the monumental 56 Dean Street Clinic data leak. The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust who manage the clinic should not have allowed a situation like this to have happened in the first place.

Victims can claim for data leak compensation

We’ve already been contacted for help and we’ve already taken claims forward for victims of the Charing Cross Gender Identity Clinic email leak.

If you have been affected by this breach, we may be able to help you as well.

Because this leak has revealed incredibly confidential data, we know that the impact for some of the victims will be severe. Although the ICO (Information Commissioner’s office) are responsible for issuing penalties or breaches of GDPR, they do not tend to deal with compensation cases for the victims. That’s what we’re here for.

This was an avoidable leak, and a breach of GDPR has taken place. As such, we’re confident that we can secure compensation for victims of the incident, and we’re offering No Win, No Fee representation for those who need our help.

Free, no-obligation advice

If you’ve been affected by the Charing Cross email leak, we’re more than happy to offer you our specialist advice on an entirely no-obligation basis.

If you’re eligible to make a case, we can normally tell you right away, and then it’s your choice as to what you wish to do. You have the right to make a claim for data breach compensation, and we’re here to help you.

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