I am a volunteer, in a government authority, allegations were made against me that were referred to an external private company to investigate. This company were given details of the allegations against me as well as my personal contact details. The government authority had made no attempt to resolve the issues themselves with me ( I may well have admitted them or provided a valid reason or had evidence to refute them, or may well have just decided to resign) . The authority did not seek my permission to refer the allegations to an external HR company. The issues themselves were unbelievably trivial..waving arms and speaking over someone in a meeting. To make matters worse the authority concerned decided to cancel the original investigator ( advising them they were no longer required because it was being dealt with in house) and then employing a second company to investigate it the following week. . As a professional with a reputation to protect I now have 2 HR firms having my personal details and reports of untested allegations against me. Has my privacy been breached? Do I have any legal recourse?