Ask a Law Question, Get an Answer ASAP!
Hello my name is ***** ***** I will be the expert assisting you with this matter today
Please note there may be delays between messages as the experts on this website are all third party and are not on here full time.
You will also receive a request for a phone call. This is automatically generated by the website. I would be happy to facilitate a phone call with you however, do note that there will be a premium service charge should you accept this, you of course, do not have to click the phone call option.
I would be greatly appreciative if you could use the 5 stars to rate my advice once I have provided it you.
Can you give me a little more info about this situation. Who data was shared. Why was it shared, was this allowed? Have you been contacted by the ICO?
Thank you. So as long as the family have the right to see this information then you are not doing, nor have you done anything wrong. However, for arguments sake, if you have breached any data laws, then they cannot just simply take you to court and get money from you. They would have to make a complaint to the ICO who would look into the matter. If the ICO looked into the matter and then determined that there had been a breach, then they may be able to make a claim. However, this claim would not be against you personally, but the company you are employed by. If you are simply employed by the person then the ICO may impose a fine. They cannot just turn to you and say you should have displayed certain information and ask you for money. There is correct process etc which has to be followed through. If for any reason they do raise any action then you should speak to a solicitor ( I will provide you with a helpful link to find someone local to you should this be the case).
I hope this information has helped. You can find a local solicitor who deals with this on the law society webpage which is;
I would be obliged if you could Click the 5 stars at the top of the webpage (this will not cost any extra). This will tell the website that I have responded to your question, you can, of course, continue to ask any follow up questions free of charge. I won’t be paid for my time from the website if there is no rating left for me.
IF they wish to make comments about what is said in the reports then I would suggest that you ask them to submit this in writing and keep it on file, I don't see why they wouldn't have the right to do this, but I don't think it would constitute a data breach. However, if you feel that you have done your job and they are simply not happy then you don't have take any acton on their comments. Obviously it will really depend on the nature of what is being said. If you have made a professional comment about family members and they are not happy about it then you have still done you job correctly, just because they are not happy about the comments then doesn't mean anything is actionable.
You can as long as your feel that all professional obligations are met.
I wish you all the best.