Shared Services Connected Limited (SSCL), the payroll provider for those working in the Prison Service, suffered a security incident in which the personal data of Prison Service employees had been revealed to an unauthorised person. The data that has been breached includes employee names, email addresses, National Insurance numbers, Staff ID numbers. SSCL emailed those who had been affected on or around February 2020, explaining what had happened and what personal information had been exposed as a result of the said breach.
The affected personal information of those impacted (people who work in prisons and are close to potentially dangerous criminals) has been revealed to a person that is unauthorised to access the data, and as a result, the data may now be in the hands of an unknown number of third parties who shouldn’t have that information. SSCL should have ensured, as data controller that this personal information was kept safe and secure so that it would not be compromised in accordance with their data protection responsibilities. SSCL have failed to protect the data of those using their payroll services and, as a result, they are potentially liable under the GDPR for the loss and control of this personal data.
How do I start?
If SSCL are your payroll provider and you have received correspondence from them confirming that your personal data has been exposed, you will be able to join our existing clients in a group claim against them. If you have, all you then need to do is complete the below contact form and one of our specialist team will contact you to start your claim.