Genevieve Screeche-Powell acts for successful local authority in breach of confidentiality/misuse of private information claim

June 9, 2020

Genevieve Screeche-Powell acted for the successful local authority in the High Court, Media and Communication List, in a breach of confidentiality/misuse of private information claim.

The High Court made a final injunction requiring the defendant to:

  • destroy any hard copies
  • permanently delete  any electronic copies of the information
  • pay the local authority’s costs.

Background to the case

The local authority brought the claim against the defendant after she refused to return or destroy confidential material sent to her inadvertently.