Dozens of institutional abuse victims to sue over data breach

Claire Simpson reports an update to an email gaffe breach that I had characterized as one of the worst breaches in 2020. I had been somewhat surprised to later read that four out of five victims groups were backing Brendan McAllister. I am not surprised that at least some of those exposed by the breach are suing:

More than 70 people are to take a class action after the identities of over 250 institutional abuse victims were revealed in a major data breach last year.

In a writ to be lodged in the High Court, victims are suing the former interim victims’ advocate Brendan McAllister and the Executive Office for damages.

It is understood to be one of the largest class actions in Northern Ireland’s legal history.

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