If all elements have been successfully established and it was found that there has been a breach of confidence, the following remedies may be awarded against you.
What can you be sued for? Elements to satisfy before liability can be found: For you to be sued for breach of confidence, the following elements regarding the information given in the conversation must be satisfied: 1 the information must possess the necessary quality of confidence; 2 the information must have been imparted in circumstances that impose an obligation of confidence; and 3 there must be unauthorized use of the information to the detriment of the person who communicated the information to you.
Under what circumstances can you be sued? However, if the information conveyed in the conversation relates to technical, commercial and personal matters and The information is not already available to the general public; The information is private to the person who discloses it, even though the same information may be obtained if other persons took the same effort and labour to get that information; The information is sufficiently well developed such that it can be defined with certainty as to what it is by any reasonable person and it must be specifically identified.
For example, if the information embodies a new business idea, the information has to be realisable in practical terms and it has to be developed to a point where it acquires some commercial attractiveness. The information must be specifically identified by the owner or conveyor of the information for it to be considered as confidential. The release of the information will injure the owner of the information or benefit others.
For example, when the information embodies a new business idea, the disclosure of information to a third party may result in the novel idea being adopted by the third party. In this case, the owner of the information will lose the opportunity to make use of the novel idea and thus incur losses of potential future benefit and the third party who made use of the information will benefit from that information.
Then the information can be said to be confidential information. Was there any unauthorized use of information? It believes that you would reasonably expect to hear from them and that the privacy impact on you is minimal but it includes details of how you can opt-out within the mailing. The charity relies on the legitimate interests basis to send the fundraising mailing to you.
An organisation might use this reason if you have a contract with them, or because you have asked them to take certain steps before you start a contract with them. You buy a sofa from an online furniture store.
As part of your contract with them, they agree to deliver the sofa. The store needs to use your address so they can deliver the sofa to you. Because using your address for this reason is necessary to fulfil the contract it uses the contract lawful basis.
Your employer needs to process your personal data to comply with its legal obligation to disclose employee salary details to HMRC. It relies on legal obligation to do this. Sharing your medical records with the hospital is necessary in order to protect your life, therefore it uses vital interests. An organisation might use this if it performs a task in the public interest or for its official functions.
Public authorities eg local councils, government departments, NHS bodies etc are likely to rely on this basis for a lot of the personal data they process. When HMRC receives your details from your employer it needs to use these to calculate your tax. HMRC has an obligation to use your data for tax purposes so it can use the public task lawful basis to do this.
Your sister is asked by her employer for the contact details of a relative in case she has an accident or becomes seriously ill at work.
She gives her employer your contact details because she wants you to be her emergency contact. As your contact details will only be accessed in an actual emergency and the impact of holding those details is very low, the employer decides that it can rely on legitimate interests to process your details. Imposition of custodial sentences 2. Breach of a suspended sentence order.
Explanatory materials back Approach to the assessment of fines Explanatory materials back 1. Approach to the assessment of fines - introduction 2. Fine bands 3. Definition of relevant weekly income 4. Assessment of financial circumstances 5. Approach to offenders on low income 6.
Offence committed by an organisation 8. Reduction for a guilty plea 9. Maximum fines Multiple offences Imposition of fines with custodial sentences Payment Collection orders. Introduction to compensation 2.
Suggested starting points for physical and mental injuries. Racial or religious aggravation — statutory provisions 2. Aggravation related to disability, sexual orientation or transgender identity — statutory provisions 3.
Approach to sentencing. Introduction to out of court disposals 2.
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Cannabis or khat warning 3. Simple caution 4. Conditional caution 5. Penalty notices — fixed penalty notices and penalty notices for disorder 6. Community resolution 7.
Offences for which penalty notices are available. Obligatory disqualification 2.
Special reasons 3. Discretionary disqualification 5. Disqualification until a test is passed 6. Reduced period of disqualification for completion of rehabilitation course 7. New drivers 9. Extension period of disqualification from driving where a custodial sentence is also imposed.
Victim personal statements 2. Prevalence and community impact statements. Overarching guidelines back Allocation Domestic abuse General guideline: overarching principles Imposition of community and custodial sentences Offences taken into consideration Reduction In Sentence for a Guilty Plea - first hearing before 1 June Reduction in sentence for a guilty plea - first hearing on or after 1 June Sentencing Children and Young People Totality.
Vehicle taking, without consent Revised Applicability In accordance with section of the Coroners and Justice Act , the Sentencing Council issues this definitive guideline. Culpability demonstrated by one or more of the following. Harm demonstrated by one or more of the following. Where possible, if a financial penalty is imposed, it should remove any economic benefit the offender has derived through the commission of the offence including: avoided costs; operating savings; any gain made as a direct result of the offence. The fine should meet, in a fair and proportionate way, the objectives of punishment, deterrence and the removal of gain derived through the commission of the offence ; it should not be cheaper to offend than to comply with the law.
In considering economic benefit, the court should avoid double recovery. Where the means of the offender are limited, priority should be given to compensation where applicable over payment of any other financial penalty. Where it is not possible to calculate or estimate the economic benefit, the court may wish to draw on information from the enforcing authorities about the general costs of operating within the law.
When sentencing organisations the fine must be sufficiently substantial to have a real economic impact which will bring home to both management and shareholders the need to comply with the law.
The court should ensure that the effect of the fine particularly if it will result in closure of the business is proportionate to the gravity of the offence. Obtaining financial information: It is for the offender to disclose to the court such data relevant to their financial position as will enable it to assess what they can reasonably afford to pay. In setting a fine, the court may conclude that the offender is able to pay any fine imposed unless the offender has supplied financial information to the contrary.
Community orders For further information see Imposition of community and custodial sentences. The seriousness of the offence should be the initial factor in determining which requirements to include in a community order. Offence specific guidelines refer to three sentencing levels within the community order band based on offence seriousness low, medium and high. The culpability and harm present in the offence s should be considered to identify which of the three sentencing levels within the community order band is appropriate.
See below for non-exhaustive examples of requirements that might be appropriate in each. A suspended sentence is a custodial sentence. Community orders can fulfil all of the purposes of sentencing. Where an offender is being sentenced for a non-imprisonable offence, there is no power to make a community order.