Newcastle City Council Data Leak

Personal and sensitive details belonging to thousands of children and their adoptive parents have been mistakenly leaked by Newcastle City Council.

It has been reported that 2,743 individuals have been affected after their details were sent to 77 people by Newcastle City Council in an email attachment. The authority has apologised for the incident, citing the cause as “human error”.

The leak has raised serious concerns due to the sensitive nature of the data involved and the long-lasting implications for those affected.

JMW is on hand to support victims of the data leak during his difficult period. If you have been informed of the breach by the Newcastle City Council, call us now on 0345 4500 455 or use the form below.

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Privacy Policy

What are the risks of the leak?

Private information and personal data has been disclosed without permission.

Clearly, individuals whose details have been leaked could be at risk of unwanted contact from third parties concerning their adopted child.  Equally, those affected will suffer a loss of control of their information and, potentially, exposure to the risk of ID fraud.

Can you make a legal claim?

Have you received written notification that your information was exposed?

Have you suffered any upset or distress as a result of the leak?  Or other negative consequences?

Subject to the circumstances of your case, you may have a legal claim for compensation and other legal remedies.

JMW’s Expertise

JMW deals with data leak cases on a day to day basis.

We have been involved in many high profile data privacy cases and helped victims of data leaks to recover substantial damages and secure other legal remedies.

For example, JMW is currently acting on behalf of over 5,500 past and present employees of the retailer Morrisons whose data was stolen by a former colleague (and who was later jailed for the crime).  The Court is due to provide a ruling in the case in the next few months


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