Legal help for data breach compensation claims

Category: Claims

Healthcare cyberattacks and compensation advice

healthcare cyberattacks

Healthcare cyberattacks can be common and they can be absolutely devastating for the victims whose personal data is misused or exposed.

The sector is a target for hackers, and the coronavirus pandemic appears to have led to increased numbers of attacks. The wealth of incredibly personal and sensitive data combined with a lack of funding, especially for public sector healthcare, means the risks of these kinds of attacks taking place can be significant.

One thing is for sure: victims of a medical data breach should never suffer in silence. The law is there to make sure that victims can receive the justice that they deserve, and we are here to help. As a leading firm of data breach and consumer action lawyers, we can be your voice for justice.

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When information is shared without consent

information is shared without consent

When information is shared without consent, the person whose data has been shared could be entitled to claim compensation, and we could pursue a case on a No Win, No Fee basis.

As a leading firm of consumer action and data breach compensation specialists, we represent thousands of clients for data breach claims. Many cases involve information being shared when it shouldn’t have been, so this is something that we’re used to representing people for.

If this has happened to you and you need our advice, here’s some guidance for you.

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When debit or credit card details are exposed in a data breach

debit or credit card details are exposed

If you’ve been the victim of a data breach and your debit or credit card details are exposed, you have rights. You may be eligible to make a claim for compensation, and we may be able to help you.

A number of the group and multi-party actions that we’re fighting for justice in involve payment card information being compromised. It can lead to significant distress or the victim, as well the clear risk of fraud and theft. We’re often in the media as a ‘go-to’ name for journalists when it comes to serious data breach events and people’s rights, so this is an issue we frequently talk about.

Criminals targeting payment data is a serious and widespread problem. Victims can access the justice that they deserve, and we are here to help.

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Affected by a cyberattack? Claim compensation today

affected by a cyberattack

If you have been affected by a cyberattack, you could be eligible to make a claim for compensation with us on a No Win, No Fee basis.

As a leading firm of consumer action and data breach compensation lawyers, we’re involved in over 40 separate group actions and we represent victims for individual cases too. We represent thousands of clients and have been doing so for a long time; a great deal longer than most other firms working in this complex and niche area of law. As such, we fully understand the impact of a data breach for the victim.

Here’s how we can help you.

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Compensation where a letter is sent to the wrong address

letter is sent to the wrong address

If a letter is sent to the wrong address and this leads to a data breach where your privacy or information has been compromised, you may be able to claim compensation.

This kind of legal case is one that we can take forward for a victim on a No Win, No Fee basis for eligible clients. Your rights are enshrined in law and victims can claim damages where this kind of incident has led to the misuse or exposure of information.

It can be a common type of breach that we have helped people for over the many years we’ve been at the forefront of data breach compensation. As a leading law firm in this complex and niche area of law, we can help you.

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Government data leaks

government data leaks

Anyone who has been affected by government data leaks can be entitled to make a claim for compensation, and we may be able to offer No Win, No Fee representation.

Despite certain events that take place, the government is not above the law and can be held to account. When it comes to important data protection legislation, they must abide by the GDPR and the other laws that are in place to safeguard information that is stored and processed. Where data is leaked, victims could be entitled to claim, and we may be able to assist.

Don’t be afraid that you may need to take on the government in a case. As a leading firm of consumer action and data breach compensation lawyers, we’ll fight your corner. We’re used to taking on governments as well as some of the biggest corporations, insurers and defence law firms in the world. You have rights, and we can fight for them for you.

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Anniversary of the GDPR: two years on

Judge at Court anniversary of the GDPR

As we mark the passing of the second anniversary of the GDPR, we take a brief look at what has changed and what needs to happen to make sure that this key piece of legislation is effective.

In terms of what has happened, the General Data Protection Regulation has put a greater onus on information processors to act more responsibly. It has also given the UK’s data watchdog, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), far greater powers to impose more substantial penalties that could amount to 4% of an organisation’s global annual turnover. It triggered many organisations over-reporting, perhaps in worry over failing to adhere to the law. The system may have struggled to cope as a result of this.

But its introduction has been far from perfect in terms of it being a catalyst for change. Although we would always expect it to take time before such an important piece of legislation takes effect, a huge number of avoidable breaches have still taken place.

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A council has shared your information: do you have case?

data breach compensation expert guide

If a council has shared your information without consent, or inappropriately, you may be eligible to make a claim for compensation on a No Win, No Fee basis.

Council data breach compensation claims are one of the most common types of individual legal cases that we take forward for people. Unfortunately, they can happen a lot, and the impact can be severe given the nature of the information that they store and process.

If your data has been shared and you did not agree to it being shared in the way that it was, or at all, we may be able to help you. We can offer free, no-obligation advice as a leading firm of consumer action and data breach compensation specialists.

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Mental health apps and concerns over data breaches

mental health apps

Some statistics have put the number of downloads for mental health apps at one million since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, and these apps have been around for quite some time.

The additional strain that the pandemic is causing on our mental wellbeing is widely recognised, and the increased usage of such apps doesn’t come as a surprise. But people do need to be careful, and some apps will be more secure than others. It’s a perfect opportunity for scammers to try to muscle their way in to get hold of sensitive information too.

So, should we be concerned, what may happen if an app is breached, and what can we do to help people?

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Interserve data breach

data breach hack

The Interserve data breach is said to involve around 100,000 people after a cyberattack resulted in access to a human resources database.

Personal and sensitive data looks to have been exposed. Anyone affected by the breach may be entitled to claim data breach compensation, and our team can offer you free, no-obligation advice. We are taking cases forward on a No Win, No Fee basis and, if the breach was preventable, victims could be eligible for damages.

As a leading firm of consumer action and data breach compensation specialists representing thousands of people for cases in this niche and complex area of law, we are here for you.

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