HELPING YOU TO CLAIM COMPENSATION FOR POLICE & CRIMINAL JUSTICE DATA BREACH VIOLATIONS
The criminal justice sector has access to a wide range of sensitive information about us. Not to mention technology such as the Police National Computer (PNC) and Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR). But all too often this data is not being looked after as well as it should.
Common breaches include wrongly releasing information to third parties, sending information to the wrong people, or even putting inappropriate things on social media.
As well as professional breaches due to a lack of care, individual police officers are regularly falling foul of data protection laws for accessing this information outside of lawful policing purposes. But, even where officers think that they are acting with the right intentions, there are strict rules about how such information can be accessed, and by ignoring these, officers are breaking the law and risking serious penalties.
In fact, the in an average year, the police federation receives about 2,500 criminal and misconduct allegations at the joint claims office (although there are more outside the national office) and spends around £17m on legal advice and representation for police in civil and criminal cases.
If you or a member of your family has suffered damage or distress caused by the police or another civil justice body breaching any part of the Data Protection Act, you have a right to claim compensation.
At Hayes Connor Solicitors, we’ve been helping people to do just that for over 50 years, so we know what it takes to make a successful central or local government data breach compensation claim.
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