800 PSNI offices and staff file High Court lawsuit over data breach

27/10/2023 | Belfast Telegraph

Over 800 Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) officers and civilian employees have filed legal proceedings in the High Court against the service after following the data breach that exposed the personal information of every serving PSNI officer and civilian employee in August. The claimants, represented by Reid Black Solicitors, have expressed serious concern over the security of their personal data and have taken a proactive approach towards the case. Mr Justice McAlinden issued directions to the interim PSNI Chief Constable and the solicitors involved, indicating that it appeared to be a "sensible approach to a case of this magnitude". The PSNI declined to comment on the ongoing legal proceedings.

Related article: Continuing fallout from the PSNI data breach.

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Police Northern Ireland, PSNI, Belfast

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