Unfortunately, there are many circumstances in which a person’s data may be compromised or exposed, after which they can become vulnerable to a number of security risks. With such potential dangers involved, it is vital that those responsible for threatening information security and breaching data protection law are held to account. This is why it is important for affected victims to pursue confidential information claims for breaches.
Data security is a concern that has grown in the public consciousness in recent years, especially during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. As we lead increasingly digitised lives, and share our personal information with more and more companies, the risks can be greater. Whilst this should not be the case, increased data sharing often comes with inherent information security risks if the data controllers to whom you are disclosing your details to fail to comply with the GDPR.
However, there is a legal process that can enable victims to seek justice when they are affected by data breaches. The GDPR can entitle those who have had their data protection rights breached to claim compensation for the harm caused to them, and we can offer No Win, No Fee legal representation.
How could your personal information be put at risk?
When a data breach occurs, it can unfold in many different ways. Often, they can be brought about by hacks or cyberattacks, in which cybercriminals launch assaults on legitimate companies as a means of accessing or stealing the data they hold. However, just because these organisations hold information for valid purposes, it does not always mean that they play no hand in a data breach. Sometimes, the existing vulnerabilities in data controllers’ systems are exploited by hackers, leaving the companies themselves partially responsible.
Confidential information claims can also be made in cases where simple, but often fundamental, errors are made by operators or employees who handle personal data. Examples can include employees sending emails or letters to the wrong recipients, or unintentionally uploading information to a public forum. However unintentional they may be, these mistakes can constitute a breach of data protection law.
Pursuing confidential information claims
When pursuing confidential information claims, victims can usually look to recover compensation in two categories – General Damages and Special Damages. While General Damages can cover any distress suffered as a result of a data breach, Special Damages can account for the losses caused by data breaches. This second category is important for cases where victims have been targeted by scammers and fraudsters.
In confidential information claims, we can evaluate the specific ways in which a data breach has affected you personally to ensure that you receive an appropriate amount of compensation.
Your data breach case – No Win, No Fee representation
If you have been adversely affected by a data breach and wish to seek compensation for the harm caused, it is important to seek legal advice. As specialist Data Breach Lawyers, we have been representing clients for confidential information claims for many years, and our expertise in this area of law can enable us to help you to recover the compensation you deserve.
To find out more about the process of claiming, or to receive no-obligation advice on your potential No Win, No Fee claim, contact us today or register your details for a call-back.
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