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Breaching data protection rules may not only be against the law, but it can also cause victims to suffer substantial harm through the loss of control of their personal information.
Your Lawyers, as Leading Data Leak Lawyers, represent thousands of victims for data breach claims on a No Win, No Fee basis. As pioneers in this niche and complex area of law, we have been paving the way for justice for almost a decade and have already recovered over £1m in data breach damages from mostly individual victims to date.
No victim of a data breach has to suffer in silence. You could be eligible to recover compensation and we may be able to help you now.
Organisations breaching data protection rules may not only face regulatory action from the ICO (information Commissioner’s Office) but they can also be liable to compensate any victims harmed. The GDPR can entitle victims of a data breach to recover compensation for any distress that has been caused by the loss of control of personal information.
The GDPR affords us vital control over who knows what about us. This is our fundamental right. If this control is taken away from us, it can be distressing to know that people or organisations now know things about us which we may not want them to know. When it comes to particularly personal and sensitive information, such as medical data or domestic details, the distress can be substantial. Thankfully, the law recognises the distress that can be caused and can allow victims to recover thousands of pounds in damages when information has been misused or exposed.
When it comes to breaching data protection rules, one of the most serious events and incidents can involve private and confidential medical information. In a recent news article in The Guardian, the BMJ (British Medical Journal) reportedly revealed that hundreds of organisations, from private healthcare providers to universities, may be breaching data protection rules.
It was reported that major pharmaceutical giants and education institutions who were audited by NHS Digital may have been failing to adequately protect confidentiality. The article cites an incident in which the NHS reportedly allowed sensitive and identifiable patient data to be released to Virgin Care, apparently without the permission of NHS Digital.
This news article is a cause for concern. In today’s digital age, information is constantly being used and transferred between organisations with relative ease. But it must be done so in accordance with the GDPR, where matters of consent must be clear and informed. Information should only be used for relevant purposes and where organisations are authorised to use it.
Not only could a lack of consent and authority cause distress to patients, but the wider spreading of information can also increase the risks of cybercriminals harvesting data to exploit.
Organisations breaching data protection rules must not go unpunished. Victims do not have to suffer in silence, and we are on your side as Specialist GDPR Claim Solicitors.
What we can do as a leading firm of privacy claims specialists is pursue a claim for data breach compensation to recover damages for any distress you have suffered from. We can risk assess your potential case and, if we believe that it has prospects to succeed, we may be able to represent you; No Win, No Fee.
We are always happy to provide free, no-obligation legal advice. Simply contact our team here now to find out if we can help you today.
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