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Category: Council Data Breaches

school security breaches
January 15, 2024

School Security Breaches: Claim Data Breach Compensation with The Data Breach Lawyers

In an age where educational institutions heavily rely on digital platforms and data systems, the spectre of school security breaches looms large.

These breaches can not only jeopardise sensitive information but could also compromise the trust parents and students place in educational organisations. This guide aims to shed light on the repercussions of school security breaches and how victims could claim substantial compensation with The Data Breach Lawyers, confirming the potential to claim thousands of pounds in damages.

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By Matt
third-party security breaches
September 11, 2023

Third-party security breaches – claim compensation

Anyone affected by third-party security breaches could be entitled to claim compensation in accordance with the GDPR, and we may be able to represent you for a case on a No Win, No Fee basis.

Our role as your Data Breach Lawyers is to fight for your right to secure compensation so you can leave any questions of liability completely to us. All you need to do is make sure to contact us for free, no-obligation legal help about starting a claim for compensation here now.

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By Matt
sensitive council data breaches
September 04, 2023

Sensitive council data breaches – claim compensation

The impact of sensitive council data breaches can be substantial which is why we, as Leading Data Breach Lawyers, represent victims for cases on a No Win, No Fee basis.

You do not need to suffer in silence and you could be entitled to pursue thousands of pounds in damages for distress caused by the loss of control of your personal information. Make sure to talk to our team for free, no-obligation legal advice about starting a GDPR compensation case for privacy damages here now.

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By Matt
physical records
May 22, 2023

Claim for a breach involving physical records

You could be entitled to claim privacy compensation for an incident involving physical records if you have suffered as a result of the loss of control of your personal information.

Read on for a little advice in this regard. Contact our team here now for free, no-obligation legal advice about starting a privacy compensation claim now.

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By Matt
domestic violence data
February 20, 2023

Domestic violence data breach compensation

Domestic violence data breach compensation claims can be pursued with our leading team of privacy experts on a No Win, No Fee basis here at the Data Breach Lawyers.

Read on for some advice, but to speak to our team for a confidential conversation about your rights to justice, please do not hesitate to contact us here now.

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By Matt
councils and the police
December 26, 2022

Data breach compensation claims against the councils and the police

Data breach compensation claims against councils and the police can be common, and we represent a lot of people pursuing damages for privacy matters involving the public sector in general.

If we believe that there is a case to pursue, we can represent individuals on a No Win, No Fee basis. The easiest way to find out if you could be eligible to claim is to contact our team for free, no-obligation legal advice here now.

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By Matt
April 04, 2022

Local government cyberattacks: compensation advice

Anyone affected by local government cyberattacks could be eligible to pursue a claim for data breach compensation now on a No Win, No Fee basis.

Given that local authorities and the agencies they outsource work to store and process a wealth of personal and sensitive information, any hack that leads to the exposure of data can be significant. They can affect a lot of people and cause a severe impact given the nature of what can be misused or exposed.

We can help. For eligible clients, we can pursue a legal case for compensation, and you could be owed thousands of pounds in damages by pursuing a claim now.

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By Matt
sign-up for a Virgin Media data breach
March 21, 2022

Lichfield District Council – one example of poor data security

A previous meeting at Lichfield District Council told of the reportedly poor attitude toward data protection at the council, which was apparently described by one councillor as “verging on negligent”. We do hope that these issues have now been resolved, as the security issues could put the council in breach of the GDPR.

Every organisation and individual is required by law to handle information with caution and with respect for the right to data privacy, so any failures in this duty could be subject to enforcement and punishment. In addition, many victims affected by data breaches may have a right to claim compensation from those who failed to protect the personal data that they are responsible for. We support victims to assert their rights when it comes to data protection, so contact us for advice if you think your rights have been breached. We may be able to help you on a No Win, No Fee basis.

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By Matt
nuisance calling
February 07, 2022

Social services breaches – compensation advice

Run by local councils, social services provide care and other assistance to many residents in various different forms: from carers for the elderly, to adoption support for children in care. With such an important responsibility to their community, it is vital that social workers provide a high standard of care and support to all the residents they come into contact with. As part of the maintenance of this standard, social services breaches must be prevented.

Social services have a duty, as all data controllers do, to maintain the protection of personal data and, where necessary, to maintain strict confidentiality. However, councils have been known to fail to meet the appropriate data protection standards. It was estimated in a recent report that as many as 700 council data breaches were reported in 2020 alone.

As specialists in data protection law, we have represented clients affected by data breaches caused by local councils and by social services. It is vital that data controllers are held accountable when they fail to observe their duties, and we use our expertise in this area of law to help clients make compensation claims.

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By Matt
app privacy
January 24, 2022

Online council data leak compensation claims

Councils hold extensive private information about their residents, all of which they have a duty to protect against unauthorised access and data leaks. Unfortunately, there are local authorities that fail to observe their data protection duties and, in some cases, this can lead to an online council data leak.

Unfortunately, recent reports on the hundreds of data breaches suffered by local authorities in the past year or so suggests that they remain under-resourced when it comes to cybersecurity, a deficiency that may be contributing to the high numbers of council data breaches taking place. However, there have also been a number of human error incidents at local councils in which the errors of employees have caused data to be leaked online.

When the negligence of a third-party data controller causes information to be leaked or compromised, those affected may have a right to claim compensation for a data protection breach. Local councils have a responsibility to their residents and should, therefore, be held accountable when they put data security at risk.

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By Matt
data breach archive
March 30, 2021

Birmingham City Council data breach

The recent Birmingham City Council data breach has caused the exposure of private residents’ information, allegedly including details relating to vulnerable children (although this has reportedly been disputed).

As is the case in many council data breaches, the incident appears to have occurred as a result of human error, when staff mistakenly uploaded private information to a public access website. According to the council, the data was swiftly taken down, but the time for which it was uploaded may have been long enough to make the information accessible to unauthorised third parties.

In cases such as this, it may appear that little harm has been done, but all data breach incidents can be capable of causing significant distress for the victims. We trust local authorities like Birmingham City Council to safeguard our data. When they fail in this duty, they can be liable to compensate the victims for the harm caused.

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By Matt
No Win, No Fee
March 22, 2021

Data Breach Claims Solicitors

As a firm of data breach claims solicitors, we are steadfast in our determination to help data breach victims to achieve justice for the untold distress and loss they have suffered. The Data Breach Lawyers is often at the forefront of new, evolving areas of data protection law, aiming to make sure no one who has their legal rights breached is left behind.

Developing our expertise over a number of years, our knowledge of this niche area of law is what allows us to be such staunch defenders of our clients’ legal rights. Unfortunately, many businesses and organisations continue to fail to protect personal data, but we know how to apply our skills and experience to make sure that they are held to account.

From the 56 Dean Street Clinic breach, to the huge group action against British Airways, our data breach experience spans several years. Read on to find out more about our ground-breaking work in this area of law.

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By Matt

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