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My local Council has recently published a set of my personal confidential information online as part of a planning application process (i.e. data of birth, telephone number, signature, photos etc) in error. They have accepted it was incorrect and removed the offending material. I complained requesting that they take this matter seriously and raise an official complaint and a DPA breach. They responded to say that basically their resolution was removal of the information and an apology.

 

I approaced the Information Commissioner about this and they said that there was potential for this matter to be a DPA breach, but there was no scope for a compensation payment as I had not suffered any financial loss.

 

My question is that the Council showed extreme neglect by publishing this information and putting me at risk of ID fraud (I am still at risk as the information may still be available as cached info or somebody may have printed it off). Is there any scope to sue them on those grounds? I am considering taking legal advice, but cannot afford to do so unless there are grounds for me to actually do so. I will probably complain to the Commissoner anyway as the Council certainly deserves the bad publicity, though I realise that this will not directly bring me compensation in itself.

 

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Welcome to the site.

I assume the ICO were talking about a section 13 claim ?

Any claim is not limited strictly to financial loss,it could also be for damage or distresss this could be unliquidated damages.

I will move your thread to a more appropriate area.

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