Watford Community Housing data leak: No Win, No Fee compensation

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We are working hard for victims of the Watford Community Housing data leak who have signed-up for our compensation action for justice, on a No Win, No Fee basis.

If you have yet to start a case and join the action, we recommend that you do so as soon as you can. Here is some brief guidance about the data breach and what you can claim for given the seriousness of the incident. We will also outline our No Win, No Fee commitments and what this means for the clients who benefit from it.

This was a serious leak of personal information, and the law is on your side when it comes to claiming compensation for what has happened.

Claim compensation for the Watford Community Housing data leak

If you were a victim of the Watford Community Housing data leak that occurred earlier this year, you could be entitled to claim compensation with us on a No Win, No Fee basis.

This was an avoidable data breach that saw the information for over 3,500 people circulated in an attachment in an email that was sent to residents. The spreadsheet contained a wealth of incredibly personal and sensitive information, including personal contact details and data of a protected nature that including sexual orientation, religious beliefs, ethnic origin, and disability information.

This is precisely the kind of information that we want to remain private and confidential. When exposed, there can be real safeguarding issues, and the distress that victims can suffer from can be substantial.

Further, in the wrong hands, this kind of information could leave victims open to fraud and theft. We have been made aware that some of those affected by the data leak have been targeted by criminals, so the risks are real.

Our No Win, No Fee commitments

We are absolutely committed to offering No Win, No Fee legal representation for victims that need our specialist assistance. We are offering No Win, No Fee arrangements for victims of the Watford Community Housing data leak, and you can join our compensation action for justice quickly and easily today.

Our No Win, No Fee means that, subject to the terms and conditions of the agreement we put in place, we can write off our legal fees if the case does not succeed.

What you could claim for

Victims of the Watford Community Housing data leak could be entitled to claim compensation for the distress caused by the loss of control of their personal information.

The GDPR can entitle people to claim for this, and compensation amounts could be substantial. The reason for this is that we usually take into account the nature of the data and the impact to the victim when we value a case. The more personal and sensitive the data is, the greater the impact on the victim usually is.

As such, when we talk about this kind of protected and sensitive data being exposed, distress can be huge.

We are able to represent victims for legal cases on a No Win, No Fee basis, and we have already launched a legal action for a large group of victims affected. You still have time to join the compensation action, but we recommend that you do so as soon as you can to benefit from our efforts to resolve cases quickly and efficiently.

IMPORTANT: advice on this page is intended to be up-to-date for the 'first published date'.

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