The Police and the Criminal Justice system possess and access our personal sensitive information through the Police National Computer (PNC), Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) and Court records. Staff are aware of data protection obligations, but sometimes make mistakes.
Police data breach compensation and criminal justice data breach claims: Although professionals, individual Police Officers and Court Staff are regularly falling foul of the stringent Data Protection Act/GDPR provisions by accessing/disclosing data outside lawful policing or court purposes. At Irvings, we have a successful Actions Against the Police department so know about Police Misconduct in respect of data breaches and we also know how the Courts should act in respect of data protection as we often are engaged with them when bringing our compensation claims.
You may be thinking that you do not want to sue a Police & Criminal Justice institution due to the fantastic job they do in our community. However, our approach is that if privacy is not preserved or is ill-used, this could have severe emotional, financial and reputational consequences for the person affected and leaves you open to being a victim of identity fraud. Even if there has been no loss suffered, you can still make a Police & Criminal Justice Data Breach Claim if data has not been fully protected.
If the Police or Criminal Justice do make a mistake with your information/data, you have a right to claim compensation.
If we agree that you have a Police & Criminal Justice Data Breach/GDPR claim, we will offer you ‘no-win-no fee-terms’. Once you are signed up with us, we will either:
Once the complaint procedure has concluded, we will then instruct a specialist Barrister to assess the prospects of your cases and provide advice for obtaining insurance to fully cover you for bringing your claim if the defaulting Police & Criminal Justice department did not want to settle out of Court. This insurance means that you will not pay a penny to bring the case, whether you win or lose.
If you win you will receive compensation and we know that most (if not all) other solicitors will take 25% of whatever compensation you receive as standard. We are specialist whereas other firms are not and we will always look to reduce (or even remove) such a percentage as compensation is for our clients and not us. We will always strive to conclude your case swiftly and for the highest amount of compensation as is possible.
If you think you are a victim of a Police & Criminal Justice Data Breach, or may me entitled to police data breach compensation or a criminal justice data breach claim, please contact us to speak to one of our experts to get the ball rolling. Please see the bottom of this page for our direct contact details. Remember: