Police & Criminal Justice breach

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.

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What is a police & criminal justice data breach claim?

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.

Examples of our work:

  • Police sending out a criminal charge sheet to an incorrect address when they have the correct one.
  • Court staff disclosing information of the other party in the proceedings when it should have been redacted.
  • Police disclosing incorrect information to a third party and also not for the prevention or detection of crime in any event.
  • When police forces and courts have suffered a cyberattack and personal information has been stolen due to insufficient IT systems.

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.

Why contact Irvings?

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:

  • Lodge a complaint to the defaulting Police & Criminal Justice department and the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) if you have not yet received an admission for the data protection breach, or,
  • Take over any complaint to the defaulting Police & Criminal Justice department and/or the ICO if it is still ongoing.

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.

What to do next

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:

  • We offer a FREE initial meeting.
  • No financial risk for you with our no-win-no-fee promise and insurance protection against all legal costs or disbursements.
  • We have fully qualified solicitors who specialise in police and criminal justice data breach claims.

If your data has been breached, such as being released into the public domain . . .
. . . you may have a claim.

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