Many of the data breach victims that we represent suffer the harmful consequences of privacy incidents. Victims are often affected by distress, as well as being targets for scammers and fraudsters seeking to capitalise on the exposure of private information. Unfortunately, there can be even more damaging effects to data breaches, particularly those that affect highly sensitive information. For those who have suffered from a catastrophic data breach, compensation claims can allow victims to recover compensation for the harm caused.
Your Lawyers, as leading specialists in data breach claims, have seen how profoundly information exposure can affect the lives and well-being of our clients. In our view, it is unacceptable that such suffering should be caused by organisations failing to comply with data protection laws. We have dedicated ourselves to helping data breach victims assert their rights since 2014, so we have the experience to help you claim the compensation you deserve.
The most harmful data breaches
Any data breach can have a severe impact on its victims, and some will feel more of a blow than others according to the unique circumstances they face. However, there are incidents where the information is extremely sensitive or private, or where there is more at stake for the victims involved.
An example that shows how profoundly victims can be affected is that of the 56 Dean Street data breach, for which we represent a number of claimants. In this incident, an email error caused approximately 780 patients’ details to be exposed, as the sender failed to anonymise the recipients. The context of the breach is what made it so severe; 56 Dean Street is a sexual health clinic, and the failure to hide the patients’ information led to the exposure of their confidential HIV positive status in many cases. We are in the process of negotiating 56 Dean Street data breach compensation amounts for our clients.
Similarly, we are also pursuing claims for victims of the Watford Community Housing data breach, in which an email error also exposed extensive details of thousands of tenants. Some of those affected had formerly suffered domestic abuse and were understandably worried that the exposure of their home addresses could compromise their personal safety.
Making catastrophic data breach claims
In catastrophic data breach claims, victims can often expect to recover significant compensation pay-outs. This is because the law can account for the severity of the impact suffered, so the value of your claim can increase according to the degree of distress you have suffered.
For instance, we have represented people for claims for some victims who have suffered a diagnosed psychological injury as a result of a data breach, a factor that often makes them eligible for higher compensation amounts.
Start your claim today
For those who have suffered the results of a catastrophic data breach, incidents can feel daunting, but we are here to make the process of a claim stress-free for you. We use our expertise to carefully evaluate your claim and ensure you get the maximum possible compensation amount.
To hear more about catastrophic data breach claims, contact our team for free, no-obligation advice on your case. We are often able to offer No Win, No Fee representation to eligible clients, so there should be no obstacle preventing you from making a claim.
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First published by Author on September 24, 2021
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