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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
city council data leaks
June 11, 2023

City council data leaks – claiming compensation

You could be entitled to claim compensation for city council data leaks, and we may be able to represent you for a legal claim on a No Win, No Fee basis.

All organisations – including public sector ones – must adhere to the GDPR. Any failure to do so can leave them liable to settle a compensation claim for any distress that the victim has suffered from that has been caused by the loss of control of their personal information.

Contact us here now for free, no-obligation legal help about starting a claim for compensation today.

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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
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
email address breaches can you claim for compensation
October 18, 2021

Watford Community Housing data leak

Over a year has passed since the Watford Community Housing data leak, in which an erroneous email caused thousands of tenants’ personal information to be exposed. Data security was not the only thing to be compromised, with some victims feeling their personal safety was also at risk.

In our eyes, the data leak constituted a severe case of data protection negligence, in which a basic error was allowed to cause significant damage to thousands of victims. As specialists in data breach claims, we have often witnessed poor awareness of the severity of breaches such as the Watford Community Housing leak, and our work is important to make sure that victims receive some form of justice for what has happened.

We want to reassure victims that we know how distressing these incidents can be, and to remind them that they still have a chance to make a compensation claim. In fact, you could be entitled to make a claim on a No Win, No Fee basis, so make sure to seek our advice today for more information if you have yet to join the compensation action.

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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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