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You could be entitled to seek justice if your information has been held to ransom by cybercriminals, whether it has been exposed or not.
If the fault of your information coming into the hands of cybercriminals lies with an organisation that has breached the GDPR, you could be entitled to pursue them for a privacy compensation case. If we believe that there is a case to answer, we can represent eligible clients on a No Win, No Fee basis.
It can be incredibly worrying being held to ransom by cybercriminals, and this is an increasing threat that we face as the world continues to become more digitised. Hackers know that there is value in the information that they can access and expose, and they can use it as a weapon to push people and bribe them with the threat of releasing information if they do not pay a ransom. This kind of attack is often known as a ransomware attack but, really, if criminals have been able to access information, the threat of them exposing it unless ransoms are met is a broader issue.
In many cases, people may be tempted to pay the ransom, and criminals do set the amounts at figures they know people will likely be able to afford, and may probably pay. In the same way that legitimate businesses will set their prices at amounts they know people will pay, and in line with competition, hackers use similar tactics.
Being held to ransom by cybercriminals is an incredibly worrying matter, and the first thing you should do is alert the authorities to your situation and seek their advice.
If you have been held to ransom by cybercriminals, and your information has been misused or exposed, you could be entitled to claim privacy compensation if the issue has arisen from a data breach.
If the reason the criminals have been able to access your information is because of a successful cyberattack against an organisation that holds your information, you could be eligible to pursue the organisation for a damages claim. Or, if data has been accidentally disclosed or has been made accessible online, and criminals accessed it, you could be eligible to pursue a privacy claim if the organisation is at fault.
The GDPR puts an important duty on data processors to protect the information in their charge. If there was more they could – and should – have done to have protected it, they can be found to be negligent, and this could be a breach of the GDPR. If we can establish that they have breached the GDPR, that is when you could be entitled to pursue a privacy compensation case.
The best thing to do is speak to our expert legal team for free, no-obligation legal advice here now.
You could be eligible to pursue data leak compensation if cybercriminals have gone on to expose your personal information. As we said above, it is all about proving that the organisation storing and processing your data has breached the GDPR. Where they have, you could be entitled to pursue a case, and we may be able to represent you on a No Win, No Fee basis.
The process for pursuing a data leak compensation claim can be straightforward, and we are experts in this niche and complex area of law. You can provide us with the details about what has happened, and we can take your instructions to pursue the case in one simple phone call.