The damage to be shown to found a claim of breach of confidence need only be slight, if real, particularly in the context of personally sensitive materials. The NHS was correct to advise against the supply by pharmacists of anonymised data to outside agencies. This was a use outside the intention of the owner of the confidence, and would be in breach.
Times 14-Jun-1999,  EWHC Admin 510
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Updated: 19 May 2022; Ref: scu.85218