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Company discloses email address to multiple third parties

Company discloses email address to multiple third parties

Discovery

Irvings Law have successfully represented a client in a data breach compensation claim against their former employer; the parties agreed to keep settlement details confidential so for the purposes of this case report the client and former employer will not be named.

The client’s employment had recently ended with a company. The company in question contacted the client and several third parties via email to arrange for the return of equipment owned by them. Unfortunately, the company had not blind copied in the email recipients thus the client’s email address was disclosed to several third parties. The client notified the company but was not satisfied by their response to the clear data breach that they had committed.

Representation

As such, the client proceeded to instruct Yvonne Dobson at Irvings Law, and was offered no win, no fee terms without hesitation. Yvonne then submitted a Letter of Claim to the company on behalf of the client alleging breaches of the Data Protection Act 2018 / General Data Protection Regulations 2018, infringement of the client’s Human Rights, breach of confidence and also misuse of private information.

Resolution

A series of negotiations then followed between the parties following which, an agreement was eventually reached between the client and the involved company. The company offered a compensation amount which after specialist advice from Yvonne, the client accepted. The company also insisted upon a stringent settlement agreement which included a confidentiality clause so that the client cannot disclose the settlement details achieved. The client agreed to this so that he can move on with his life.

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