NI abuse suvivors reject £1,500 data breach compensation

Institutional abuse survivors at 22 institutions run by churches, charities, and state bodies in Northern Ireland have reportedly refused to accept compensation of £1,500 that was offered in response to a disturbing identity leak incident in June. In May this year, an email sent by the office of Interim Victims’ Commissioner Brendan McAllister disclosed the names and email addresses of as many as 250 abuse survivors who survived institutional abuse at twenty-two institutions in Northern Ireland over the past 73 years. As Interim Victims’ Advocate, McAllister participated in the Historical Institutional Abuse (HIA) inquiry that was initiated last year to … Continue reading NI abuse suvivors reject £1,500 data breach compensation