Have you suffered a data breach?
Data breaches can cause enormous damage and distress to those affected. If you have suffered emotionally or financially due to mishandling of your personal information, you may be entitled to make a data breach claim.
Data Breach Law is a
niche area of law
A data protection breach is a breach of security which occurs when personal data is wrongly accessed, altered, disclosed, destroyed, or lost.
Data protection breaches can be accidental and deliberate. They are caused by unauthorised access from either within or outside the data holding organisation.
For example, you may suffer a data protection breach if your personal data is sent to someone in error (e.g. if you witnessed a crime and the police wrongly forwarded your details to the defendant.) It can also be a breach if your personal data is accessed without permission (e.g. by a police officer viewing your details on the Police National Computer for their own improper purposes).
What exactly is a Data Breach?
In accordance with the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and Data Protection Act 2018, companies who control your data have a duty to you to secure and retain data lawfully with regards to risk. A breach of data protection can occur when an organisation:
With strict time limits in place for making data breach claims it’s important to act now
Get in touch with one of our experts today to find out if you’re eligible for a claim.
Types of Compensation
Once you have established that a company or a public body has breached data protection law, you may be entitled to compensation as a result.
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