19th July 2017

We have been instructed to act in relation to the Council’s unlawful disclosure of personal information relating to children and their adoptive parents. It is understood information about 2743 individuals was sent to 77 people by mistake. We have been contacted in relation to compensation claims for the distress caused arising from the data breach. The details disclosed in the email sent by the Council include names, addresses and birth dates of adopted children.

Further details can be found on the BBC website.

If you are aware your details or the details of your children were disclosed in this data breach please contact either Richard Hardy or Andrew Freckleton on 0191 516 0466 to discuss further. Alternatively email advice@benhoarebell.co.uk.