Month: June 2021
Every data breach can have a damaging impact on its victims, but the most impactful are perhaps those which happen at large corporations or organisations. The sheer amount of information exposed can be huge if a large company’s systems are subjected to a hack or a security error. In the most wide-reaching cases, thousands or even millions of victims could become vulnerable to criminal activity. Groups of data breach victims can claim compensation together in data breach group action cases, and we engage in this style of work a lot.
We have played a key role in many consumer group actions over the years, helping thousands of victims to achieve justice and win the compensation that they deserve. There can be strength in numbers – claiming in one group can allow us to present a strong, collective force against the defendants, and it can also demonstrate how harmful the implications of the data breach have been.
As employees, we often have to disclose a substantial amount of personal data to our employers, whether it be for the purposes of payroll records, or for workplace safety. Some of this information can be intensely private, so employees can feel exposed and unsafe when a workplace data breach occurs.
If you have been affected by a data breach in your place of work, you may be able to make a compensation claim on the basis that your employer has broken data protection law. No one should have their privacy breached under any circumstances, but it can be even worse when you have to visit the environment the breach occurred in on a daily basis.
We understand that it may feel difficult to bring a claim against your current or former employer, but we are here to take this stress off your hands. If you are considering making a claim, we can offer free, no-obligation advice on your potential case. We may also be able to represent you for a claim on a No Win, No Fee basis.