Data snooping attacks – claiming compensation

GDPR Regulations deleting information

Data snooping attacks can come in a few different forms, and they can be something that the victim could be eligible to claim compensation for on a No Win, No Fee basis.

With any kind of snooping and/or cyberattack event, we do need to investigate a case to determine if there is a legal case to pursue. If we believe that there is, we may be able to represent you for a data breach claim now on a No Win, No Fee basis.

What do we mean by data snooping attacks?

When we talk about data snooping attacks, we could be referring to two key things. One is about cyberattacks where hackers have been able to gain sustained access to a server or a network, and may then be spying and snooping on the information contained therein. This could be used for the purposes of stealing and scraping people’s personal information, which more often than not could be about taking financial and card payment data. This could then be exploited for financial gain.

In the second way, we could also be talking about simple snooping of information from employees within an organisation. Accessing information without a good reason to do so, and/or without appropriate authority, can constitute a breach of the GDPR. Whether the snooper’s intentions are merely curiosity or not, it may still be an attack on the rights of the data victim. This kind of event can still cause the misuse and the exposure of personal and private information, and this can harm the victims.

Can you claim compensation?

In the context of both the above common styles of data snooping attacks, victims whose personal information has been misused or exposed could be entitled to claim data breach compensation.

However, these are not always easy claims to win.

When it comes to cyberattacks, to hold the organisation to account, we must prove that more could – and should – have been done to have prevented the attack. Whether this comes down to inadequate cybersecurity, or the failure to patch known vulnerabilities, or perhaps poor access credentials being stuffed, liability can fall on the organisation. We must normally investigate a case to determine this.

When it comes to employee snooping, we must also look at the circumstances. An organisation can be held vicariously liable for the negligence of an employee, but an intentional act is not always negligence. Winning a legal case could come down to proving that more could have been done to have prevented and restricted unnecessary access, or the monitoring of suspicious activity not being in place. It could also come down to what sort of training, policies and procedures are in place as well.

Again, we will need to thoroughly investigate a case of data snooping attacks to find out.

No Win, No Fee Legal Assistance

If we believe that you have been the victim of a data breach, leak or hack, and the cause of this stems from some form of negligence, we may be able to help you. You could be eligible to claim data breach compensation now on a No Win, No Fee basis.

All you need to do is complete a claims form below and our team can contact you for free, no-obligation advice.

The content of this post/page was considered accurate at the time of the original posting and/or at the time of any posted revision. The content of this page may, therefore, be out of date. The information contained within this page does not constitute legal advice. Any reliance you place on the information contained within this page is done so at your own risk.

Request a Callback from our team!

Fill out our quick call back form below and we’ll contact you when you’re ready to talk to us.
All fields marked * are required.

Your privacy is extremely important to us. Information on how we handle your data is in our Privacy Policy.
You have the right to object to the processing of your personal data.