Data Breach Claims

Expert help if you’ve suffered a data breach.

What is a Data Breach Claim?

A data breach is the accidental or deliberate release of secure or private/confidential data to an untrusted environment, without the permission of the individual.

Data can either be breached through reckless care for the storage of your data, for example not password protecting documents or sending your data to the wrong party, as well as through more targeted hacks and data thefts by cybercriminals.

If you have been the victim of a data breach, you may be entitled to compensation for the distress caused. Even if you are lucky and the breach does not result in any specific loss or damage, you are still rightly entitled by law to claim compensation for distress caused by the incident.

How Do You Bring a Data Breach Claim?

It is important that organisations treat your data lawfully, with care and respect, and are held to account when they fail to do so. If your personal data has been breached by any organisation then you may be able to bring a claim through our experienced team of legal professionals.

How Much Compensation Can You Receive?

This will depend on a number of factors but your claim will be assessed on criteria such as:

  • How much of your data was shared and how sensitive the data?
  • How did the breach affect you? What affect did it have on your health, lifestyle, work and relationships?
  • Was the breach a one off or was it recurring?
  • What has the organisation done to correct the breach once it became aware of it?

The compensation you could receive could be in the region of £1,000 for less serious breaches up to £10,000 for very serious breaches.

What Evidence Do You Need to Bring a Claim?

You are able to ask the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) to assess whether an organisation is guilty of a breach if this is suspected.

Most organisations have procedures in place to advise you when your data has been breached. If an organisation has advised you of a breach then enclose a copy of this evidence when sending your claim to us.

We will provide you with a free no obligation initial consultation.

Are You Eligible for Compensation?

Submit your details and one of our specialists will assess your claim.

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