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GP Surgery discloses Medical Records to third party without permission

GP Surgery discloses Medical Records to third party

Irvings Law have successfully represented a client in a data breach compensation claim against Charlton Medical Centre.

Company discloses email address to multiple third parties

Company discloses email address to third parties

Irvings Law have successfully represented a client in a data breach compensation claim against their former employer.

Order information disclosed to third party without consent

Order info disclosed to third party without consent

Irvings Law have successfully represented a client in a data breach compensation claim against an online retailer of fresh flowers.

North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service Disclose Employee’s Records In Error

NYFS disclose employee’s records in error

Irvings Law has successfully represented a client in a data breach compensation claim against North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service.

Nottinghamshire NHS Trust Send Psychiatry Letter to Wrong Address

Notts NHS Trust Send Letter to Wrong Address

Our specialist team here at Irvings Law have successfully represented a client in an action against Nottinghamshire NHS Trust.

Cheshire Constabulary Send Custody Record to Ex-Wife in Error

Cheshire Constabulary Send Record to Ex-Wife in Error

Mr Matthew McConville, the Head of our specialised Data Breach Department at Irvings Law has successfully represented a client in a data breach compensation claim.

Ashtons Estate Agents Disclose Details of a Prospective Buyer Without Consent

Estate Agents Disclose Details of a Prospective Buyer

Mr Dan Higham has successfully represented a client, Mr Grasby, in a data breach claim against Ashtons Estate Agents for breach of GDPR.

Powys County Council Breach Personal and Financial Information of Many Tenants

Powys CC Breach Personal Information of Tenants

Mr Matthew McConville, the Head of our specialised Data Breach Department at Irvings Law has successfully represented a client in a data breach compensation claim.

Kent County Council Breaches Data of Husband and Wife

Kent CC Breaches Data of Husband and Wife

Mr Matthew McConville, the Head of our specialised Data Breach Department at Irvings Law has successfully represented two clients in a data breach compensation claim.

Tesco Mix Bank Details of New Starters

Tesco Mix Bank Details of New Starters

Mr Matthew McConville, the Head of our specialised Data Breach Department at Irvings Law has successfully represented a client in a data breach compensation claim. The said client is called Mr Carl Pincombe.

Police officer dismissed after using police database for personal benefit

Police Database used for Personal Benefit

Mr Matthew McConville, the Head of our specialised Actions Against the Police at Irvings Law has recently been quoted in The Lincolnite following the sacking of a Police Officer from Lincolnshire Police.

Hertfordshire police officer dismissed for ‘abuse of power’

Police Officer Dismissed for ‘Abuse of Power’

Mr Matthew McConville, the Head of our specialised Actions Against the Police at Irvings Law has recently been quoted in The Comet following the sacking of a Police Officer from Hertfordshire Constabulary.

The BBC breach employee’s data

The BBC Breach Employee’s Data

A note was written on an internal system citing our client’s depression in a place in which was accessible to all colleagues of Mr P.

IT company uses & keeps prospective employee profile on their website

Company uses prospective employee profile on website

Mr E approached D to complete a Cyber Security Career Transformation Programme. Mr E paid for the said programme but was unable to complete the same due to family issues.

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust breach employee’s data

NHS Foundation Trust Breach Employee’s Data

Mr Matthew McConville, the Head of our specialised Data Breach Department at Irvings Law has successfully represented a client in a data breach compensation claim.

Prison service provide full detainee records to incorrect detainee

Prison service provide full detainee records to incorrect detainee

A prisoner made a Subject Access Request for his prison file, however, the documentation was inadvertently sent to another inmate in error.

NHS Trust sends mental health assessment report to an incorrect address

NHS Trust sends mental health assessment to wrong address

Irvings Law have successfully represented a client in a data breach compensation claim against an NHS Trust who sent a patient’s mental health assessment to the wrong address.

Superdrug sends ex-customer personal data to another customer

Superdrug sends personal data to the wrong customer

Irvings Law have successfully represented a client in a data breach compensation claim against Superdrug who sent his personal details to a different customer.

Housing trust sends repeated letters to incorrect address

Housing trust sends letters to incorrect address

Irvings Law have successfully represented a client in a data breach compensation claim against a Housing Association who repeatedly sent correspondence to someone else’s address.

Company discloses contractor’s daily rate to work colleagues

Company discloses contractor’s daily rate to colleagues

Our client was working as a contractor for Publicis Sapient when they sent out a report to work colleagues containing personal and sensitive information including his daily rate.

Council print disciplinary paperwork to communal office printer accessible by all employees

Disciplinary info sent to communal printer

Irvings Law has successfully represented a client in a data breach compensation claim against the Royal Borough of Greenwich Council for disclosing disciplinary information to a communal office printer.

Cheshire Constabulary instigate criminal proceedings against the wrong person

Proceedings against the wrong person

The Head of our specialised Data Breach Department at Irvings Law has successfully represented a client by the name of Mr Colin Shaw in a data breach compensation claim against Cheshire Constabulary.

HMCTS unlawfully disclose personal details to neighbour

Disclosure of personal details to neighbour

Irvings Law have successfully represented a client in a data breach compensation claim against Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service for sending sensitive correspondence to the wrong address.

Disciplinary paperwork sent to incorrect address

Paperwork sent to incorrect address

The Head of our Data Breach department, Mr Matthew McConville, has successfully represented a client in a data breach compensation claim against his previous employer when papers were sent to the wrong address.

Company cyber-attacked but successful claimant’s data not actually breached

A claim for data not actually breached

An interesting case of a company who was the victim of a cyber-attack who held personal details of a client who successfully claimed even though his details were not actually accessed unlawfully.

Double-sided printing error

Double-sided printing error

Mr Whitton’s former employers were printing off Mr Whitton’s P45. As the printer was set to double-sided printing, Mr Whitton’s P45 was printed onto the back page of the other employee’s P45.

Single mother and children’s personal data breached by Cardiff Council

Mother’s data breached by Council

A mother submitted an Application to the Defendant for childcare funding for her two children in nursery but a member of Cardiff Family Advice & Support copied in an unrelated third party.

Employee’s details left on cleaning trolley

Employee’s details left on cleaning trolley

The client was attending her last shift with her employer who placed a form on a cleaning cart in a corridor outside the toilet areas containing her full name and national insurance number.

Hallmark Card PLC unlawfully allows access to employees’ personal information

Unlawful access to personal info

On 13 February 2020, a number of former employees for Hallmark Cards PLC received a letter from their former employer to inform them that their data had been breached as a document containing their personal details.

Bank employee has work laptop stolen containing accessible financial information of customer

Laptop stolen containing customer information

This claim involved an employee of the involved bank taking an unsecured work laptop home with them which contained personal and financial information relating to a customer on an unprotected spreadsheet.

‘Before & After’ weight loss imagery used outside of consent for years

Weight loss imagery used outside of consent for years

A woman’s successful weight loss imagery was used outside the parameters of what she agreed and ended up all over the world for a considerable amount of time.

Law firm sends witness statement to an incorrect email address

Law firm sends witness statement to wrong email address

A client was advised by Hewitts Solicitors that a witness statement about him that was provided by his ex-wife had been sent to an unknown third party instead of to him.

Law firm sends repeated emails to incorrect email address

Law firm sends emails to incorrect address

A conveyancing firm had been repeatedly sending correspondence to the wrong email address containing personal information pertaining to a man and his ex-partner.

Parish council discloses personal information on Facebook

Council discloses personal info on Facebook

Irvings Law has successfully represented a man from Walsall against the Great Wyrley Parish Council following their Breach of the Data Protection Act 2018/General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Met Police inaccurate recording of info as a result of racial stereotyping

Met Police inaccurate recording of info

Mr Matthew McConville at Irvings Law has successfully represented a British Accountant in an action for compensation against the Metropolitan Police Force following their inaccurate recording of her nationality and occupation.

Center Parcs unlawfully discloses employees’ personal information

Center Parcs discloses employees’ personal information

After a data breach at Center Parc’s Woburn Forest resort, Irvings Law Data Breach department represented a number of the leisure company’s employees.

Man wins case against ex-employer following breach

Man wins case against ex-employer

A man previously employed by a care home provider requested that his personnel file was returned to him. This was because his ex-employee no longer needed to hold his personal information which included sensitive medical information.

Lancashire County Council sued for serious breach

Lancashire County Council sued for serious breach

Local Authorities have a legal obligation to keep sensitive and personal records confidential, except from the professional people who need to see them.

Mobile phone contents downloaded to a stranger

Phone contents downloaded to stranger

We all have a responsibility to keep our phones safe and password protected but what if data was lost and the culprit turned out to be the mobile phone company itself?

Santander employee unlawfully infringes customer’s (and child’s) privacy

Santander infringes customer’s privacy

In a recent case, Irvings Law successfully represented a woman whose data and information had been unlawfully infringed by an employee of Santander and disclosed to a mutual friend.

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