2nd August 2019

The Legal Ombudsman is being sued by complainants whose contact details were leaked in an email, the Gazette reported yesterday.

It is understood in June 300 people received an email from the ombudsman asking them to review how well their complaints had been managed by the ombudsman. However, by mistake the ombudsman published the names and contact details of all 300 recipients in the address bar.

It is understood that those affected are now taking legal action against the Ombudsman.

Incidents such as this serve as a further stark warning of the importance in ensuring you have measures in place to ensure data is protected.

At Ben Hoare Bell LLP we have significant experience in data protection.  If you wish to discuss a data breach you have suffered please do not hesitate to contact our Solicitors Richard Hardy richardhardy@benhoarebell.co.uk or Andrew Freckleton andrewfreckleton@benhoarebell.co.uk to discuss further.