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Former Tesco employee wins data breach claim for lost employment records

During employment tribunal proceedings, a former employee of Tesco had requested access to her employment records (which covered a period of 15 years), to obtain access to her medical information, which included counselling notes and sensitive personal information regarding her post-natal depression. However, despite an extensive search, Tesco could not locate the requested records.

The former employee decided to bring separate proceedings against Tesco for the data breach, and the claim has since been settled for £3,000.

This case highlights the importance of employers ensuring they keep information held about employees safe and secure.