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email attachment data breaches
May 18, 2022

Email attachment data breaches – claiming compensation

Victims affected by email attachment data breaches can be entitled to pursue a privacy compensation case on a No Win, No Fee basis now.

As a leading firm of data breach solicitors, we represent thousands of clients for cases and many of them have been affected by incidents like this. They are commonly caused by people receiving the wrong information, or where a mass email is sent out that has an attachment that should not be there.

If you have been affected by an event like this, you may be able to pursue a claim for data breach compensation for any breach of the GDPR that has taken place. Victims can be entitled to claim for any distress caused by the loss of control of their personal information, and we are here to help you now.

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May 17, 2022

County council data breaches: claim compensation now

Victims of county council data breaches can be eligible to claim compensation for any distress caused by the loss of control of personal information, and eligible clients can benefit from No Win, No Fee legal representation.

Contrary to what many people believe, you do not need to have lost any money to claim. You can claim for just the distress caused, and a claim is separate from any fine issued by regulators. What you need is an expert team of lawyers on your side to help, and that is where we come in.

Your Lawyers, as leading Data Leak Lawyers, is here to help you now. You can benefit from our enviable experience in this niche and complex area of law as pioneers of privacy compensation claims, with over £1m in data breach damages already recovered for mostly individual clients.

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May 10, 2022

Increasing risk of cyber threats – victims claiming compensation

It is no secret that we live in a world of the increasing risk of cyber threats affecting us all, and it is vital that victims whose personal information has been exposed or misused know what to do.

We are Your Lawyers – The Data Leak Lawyers – and we specialise in representing people for privacy compensation cases. We have been doing so for almost a decade, which means that our experience makes us a leading firm in this niche and complex area of law. Our proven track record of having recovered over £1m in damages for mostly singular cases, representing thousands of clients right now, means that our clients benefit from real experience. This can help us to achieve data breach compensation pay-outs that are better for our clients, with our average standing at just over £6,000 per settled case in damages alone.

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April 27, 2022

Serious council data breaches: claim compensation

For victims of serious council data breaches, it can be important to claim compensation to achieve some form of justice for what you have had to go through.

The GDPR can entitle you to claim compensation for any distress that is caused by the loss of control of your personal information, and you could be awarded thousands of pounds in damages. Your Lawyers, as leading Data Leak Lawyers, has a current average settlement award of just over £6,000 in damages alone for mostly individual clients. This shows that the law can ensure that victims are fairly compensated, and that our significant experience in this area of law can lead to high pay-outs.

We know some other firms that have only more recently started looking into data cases are settling quickly and cheaply, which may not allow for full justice for the victims. Our experience, having worked in this area of law for almost a decade, speaks for itself. Never get duped into accepting anything less than you deserve.

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domestic abuse data breach
March 23, 2022

Address is leaked to an ex-partner: claiming compensation

If your address is leaked to an ex-partner, you could be entitled to claim data breach compensation now on a No Win, No Fee basis.

Your Lawyers, as leading Data Leak Lawyers, has secured over £1m in compensation for mostly individual data clients, and this includes for victims where this very scenario has happened. We may not be able to undo any damage that has been caused, but the GDPR can entitle you to claim, and you could be owed thousands of pounds in data breach damages.

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council worker fined for sharing data information to social site
March 18, 2022

Claim compensation for council email data leaks

We represent thousands of people claiming data breach compensation, and a number of those involve council email data leaks that are often entirely preventable.

The team here at Your Lawyers – AKA The Data Leak Lawyers – is more than used to helping people pursue council data breach compensation cases as a leading firm of privacy claims experts. Claims against councils and local authorities are common, and you could be eligible to receive No Win, No Fee legal representation now.

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February 18, 2022

Data breaches in Cambridgeshire: city dubbed it UK’s “data breach capital” of 2020

An analysis of regional statistics for data breaches singled out Cambridgeshire as the region to suffer the sharpest peak in cybercrime incidents. Covering 20 regions of the UK for the period of 2016-18, the data from the Office for National Statistics reportedly led to Cambridgeshire being labelled the UK’s “data breach capital”, according to IT Pro. It is unclear why the number of data breaches in Cambridgeshire may have risen so significantly in this period.

Whilst Thames Valley reportedly recorded the highest number of attacks, Cambridgeshire was branded with the fastest rate of increases as well as the largest total for its population. The figures raise questions about why Cambridgeshire may have succumbed to so many data breaches in 2020, and what this peak tells us about general trends in cybercrime.

Your Lawyers, as leading specialists in data breach claims, are keen to see cyber threats being closely monitored. However, it is important that these statistics are used effectively as a way of pushing for improvements to cybersecurity and data protection policies. These figures should not just be meaningless numbers – they should be a means of holding data controllers accountable.

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February 15, 2022

Suspected Dorset Council data breach

A suspected Dorset Council data breach has been reported in the media at the back end of 2021, although little is known yet about the finer details of the incident.

We know that the matter has been reported to the regulators, and that apologies have been made. If personal and sensitive information has been misused or exposed, this could cause significant distress to anyone affected.

Your Lawyers, as leading Data Leak Lawyers, are used to representing people for council data breach compensation cases. Anyone affected by such an incident can access free, no-obligation legal advice from our expert team here now.

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January 07, 2022

Wealden Council data breach incident

There has been a Wealden Council data breach incident that is understood to have allowed a resident to access the private and personal information of other people.

Due to what appears to be an access error, some particularly personal and sensitive information has ended up exposed. The council has apologised for the incident but, for those affected, the damage may already have been done.

Your Lawyers, as leading Data Leak Lawyers, see these kinds of events all the time, and we are more than used to representing the victims for compensation cases.

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email breach
December 22, 2021

Has a social worker leaked information and breached your confidentiality?

Usually run by local councils, social services hold large quantities of sensitive information about the people under their care. The private nature of the work they carry out means that they are required to keep to strict standards of confidentiality. If they fail to do so, perhaps if a social worker leaked information or failed to keep data secure, they may be in breach of data protection law.

Whether they are children in foster care, people with disabilities, or elderly residents of council care homes, there are thousands of people in the UK who have some form of care provided by their local authority. The integrity of social workers is generally taken for granted but there can, unfortunately, be individuals who let the good name of their profession down.

Their actions may have been accidental or intentional, but in either case, a social worker should be held accountable if they have compromised your right to privacy. By making a compensation claim, you can ensure that you achieve the justice you deserve.

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