Legal help for data breach compensation claims

Category: GDPR

Government data leaks

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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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Government data breach risks “significant”

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We already believed that the risk of further public sector and government data breach incidents was significant, but a recent review has drawn similar conclusions.

Many of the thousands of clients that we represent have had information exposed or misused by a public sector body. In the wake of the recent New Year’s Honours data breach that we’re pursuing damages for, a review has concluded that the risk of further breaches is “significant”.

This doesn’t come as a surprise to us, and we can explain why. Many are labelled as just “human error” incidents, but there can be so much more to it than that.

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ICO take no further action: can I still claim?

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If the ICO take no further action, does this mean that you cannot make a claim? What if no fine is issued, can you still claim then? What are your rights?

The short answer is that no further action from the ICO (Information Commissioner’s Office) doesn’t mean no ability to make a claim for you. Claims and fines are separate matters, and you could still be eligible for compensation either way.

As a leading firm of consumer action and data breach compensation experts, here’s the insight when it comes to ICO matters and your ability to receive compensation.

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BA data breach group action lawyers and information

BA data breach group action

If you’ve yet to join the BA data breach group action, here’s some very important advice and information about the action and what you need to know.

Since October 2019 when the High Court of Justice gave the official green light for a formal Group Litigation Order (GLO) to be established, we’ve seen a huge influx of new clients signing up with us. We’ve also been made aware of some confusion in terms of where people can turn to as a lot of firms started marketing for cases following the big announcement.

We can’t – and won’t – tell you who to instruct, nor will we make misleading marketing claims about what the best course of action is for you. What we will do is give you some vital information to help you make the important decision for yourself.

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Robert Dyas data breach advice

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We’ve been contacted for help and taken formal instructions forward following customers being notified of the recent Robert Dyas data breach.

We’ve agreed to act for victims affected by the incident on a No Win, No Fee basis. The incident appears to be similar to a number of the group actions we’re already involved with. This includes the British Airways data breach action, which is the first GDPR Group Litigation Order (GLO) in England and Wales; an action we’re on the Steering Committee for. If you’ve received notification that you’re affected by this incident, you can speak to our team now for free, no-obligation advice.

As a leading firm of consumer action and data breach compensation experts, we’re here to help you.

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How to claim GDPR compensation

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As leading data lawyers, here’s some guidance for how to claim GDPR compensation as a victim of a breach, leak, hack, or as part of a group action.

We can briefly look at how you can make a claim and when you could be entitled to compensation, as well as what you can make a claim for. As specialist consumer action lawyers, we can also look at GDPR compensation for group and multi-party actions too.

We’re here to help. Read on for more information.

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Home Office data breach compensation claim

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No one is above important data protection legislation. Victims can be eligible to make a Home Office data breach compensation claim when information is leaked, exposed, or misused, and we can help.

It’s important to know that there’s no hiding from important data protection laws. It applies to all, and this includes public sector bodies and government departments. With a recent spate of hundreds of Home Office data breach reported in the media, it’s important that victims understand their rights.

We’re here to help. If we can represent you for a compensation claim, we can offer No Win, No Fee representation.

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Watford Community Housing data leak compensation action

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A large number of victims of the recent Watford Community Housing data leak have come forward and asked for our help as part of our growing compensation action.

We’ve taken several cases forward on a No Win, No Fee basis. We consider that this incident is a clear breach of the GDPR, and victims can be entitled to make a claim for data breach compensation.

If you’ve yet to start a case, here’s some information about the data breach and how we can help you now.

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How much can you claim in compensation for a GDPR breach?

affected by Virgin Media data breach

Many people want to know how much they could be entitled to receive in compensation for a GDPR breach. Here’s an insight for you based on our extensive experience.

As a leading firm of data breach lawyers, we’ve been helping thousands of people for data protection and privacy issues since 2014. We launched our first major action in 2015 for the 56 Dean Street Clinic leak, and our team is now involved in dozens of different actions as well as a wealth of individual cases.

What this means is that we have extensive experience in this complex and niche area of law. In fact, we’ve been specifically representing data breach victims for a lot longer than most other law firms. Having settled a wide range of cases for several years, here’s how we approach valuing a GDPR compensation case.

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