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Gloucestershire County Council data
August 01, 2022

Gloucestershire County Council data breaches

Concerns over Gloucestershire County Council data breaches were in the media following statistics from a Freedom of Information request last year.

Media reports confirmed that the council ranked high in terms of private data breaches in the UK, and we can tell you as a leading firm of data breach compensation experts that it is not uncommon for local authorities to be involved in privacy breaches. Many of the thousands of people that we represent are claiming compensation against councils, and victims of such an incident could be entitled to recover damages on a No Win, No Fee basis.

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July 29, 2022

Human errors and mistakes – data breach claims advice

Human errors and mistakes can be a core factor or an underlying reason as to how a data breach occurs and how information is subsequently misused and/or exposed.

Victims of such a breach can be entitled to claim data breach compensation on a No Win, No Fee basis. Your Lawyers, as leading Data Leek Lawyers, represent thousands of clients, many of whom are claiming damages arising from an incident that involves errors and mistakes.

You can speak to the team here now for free, no-obligation legal advice.

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serious data breach claims
June 13, 2022

Serious data breach claims for compensation

Serious data breach claims for compensation require the expertise of a specialist law firm used to helping people in this niche and complex area of law to ensure justice is achieved.

It is important to point this out because we are specialist privacy claims lawyers and we know how to maximise your claim for compensation to ensure fair justice is achieved. This is vitally important in an age where the law in respect of data breach claiming is still evolving. The last thing you want is to instruct the wrong law firm for a case like this and lose out on the justice that you are entitled to.

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ico warn nhs staff over accessing medical records
September 28, 2021

Public Health England data breach concerns and what to do

With the cyber threat facing healthcare organisations across the globe and on a domestic level at a high, a significant Public Health England data breach could easily happen. With cybersecurity and data protection under such scrutiny, it is natural that doubts have been cast over all kinds of data controllers in the healthcare sector.

The spike in cyberattacks on the healthcare sector has been a much-reported issue over the past year or so, with a perception that cybercriminals have sought to take advantage of the chaos caused by the coronavirus pandemic. However, it is also true that a vast number of data breaches within the healthcare sector are caused by human error, so healthcare organisations must focus on internal training to ensure that they keep information secure.

If you have been affected by a healthcare data breach, you may be entitled to claim compensation for the harm caused. At Your Lawyers – the Data Leak Lawyers – as leading privacy claims experts, we have years of experience in data breach claims, and we can use our expertise to help you achieve the justice you deserve.

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March 17, 2021

When a third party has failed to protect personal data

If you are ever affected by a data breach or cybersecurity incident caused by a third-party organisation whom you entrusted your information to, it is important that you know what your rights are in the fallout of such an incident. It may feel difficult to stand up to a huge company or local authority, but if a third party has failed to protect personal data, they should be held responsible for their reckless attitude to data protection.

At Your Lawyers – The Data Leak Lawyers – we have been fighting for the rights of data breach victims for many years, aiming to bring justice for the damage that victims have suffered from. Organisations must stand up and take their data protection duties seriously. If they fail to do so, they should be punished as they would be under other areas of the law.

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new report uncovers councils lack of cybersecurity systems
January 06, 2021

HaveIBeenPwned and increase in hacks and incidents

The HaveIBeenPwned platform watches for breaches and can be used to check email addresses to see if an account linked to that email has been compromised in a data breach.

Over the last few months, HaveIBeenPwned has reported huge numbers of data breaches involving millions of records. This can highlight just how frequently these serious breaches are taking place, which is bad for us all.

Data breaches are becoming an increasing threat in society, particularly with the way 2020 evolved with a huge increase in people working from home due to the coronavirus pandemic. Your Lawyers (T/a The Data Leak Lawyers) are experts in the field of data breach law as a leading firm of compensation experts, and we are always keen to help victims of data breaches and fight for the justice that they deserve. We have helped thousands of victims claim millions in damages, and we may be able to help you too.

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June 17, 2020

Councillors breach data protection laws – rights for victims

Where councillors breach data protection laws, the victim whose information has been misused or exposed can be entitled to bring a claim for compensation.

We represent thousands of victims for cases on a No Win, No Fee basis. One of the most common types of individual cases are for council data breach compensation claims, so we know how bad the impact can be for the victim.

Victims could be eligible to receive thousands of pounds in damages for the distress caused by the misuse of, or loss of control of, their private information. Here’s some brief guidance in terms of who is responsible for a claim when this happens, what you can, and how we can help you today.

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March 16, 2020

Claiming compensation for a personal data breach

Victims of a personal data breach can be entitled to make a claim for compensation, and we can represent clients on a No Win, No Fee basis.

As a leading, expert firm of lawyers that specialises in the complex and niche areas of data protection law and consumer actions, we’ve represented thousands of people for a wide range of cases. Whether it’s individual council data breach compensation claims, or worldwide group actions like the Equifax hack of 2017, we’re committed to making sure that people have their say.

You don’t have to suffer in silence when your personal data has been misused, exposed or your privacy rights have been otherwise breached. You’re not alone, and we’re here to help.

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January 14, 2020

Can I claim data breach compensation?

Many victims want to know what rights they have when their information is misused or exposed. A common question we’re asked as experts in this field is whether a person can claim data breach compensation or not.

We do assess claims on a case-by-case basis, so we can’t tell for sure if we can help you unless we know more about what has happened. However, we can give you some useful guidance which is based on our specialism in this area of law. As a law firm who have been fighting for justice for data breach victims for far longer than many other solicitors, our insight can be valuable.

Read on for some more info about whether we may be able to help you or not. However, our team is more than happy to offer you free, no-obligation advice on a confidential basis about right now so you can know if we can help you or not. We don’t ask for upfront fees for our initial advice, and if we can take a case forward, we can also offer No Win, No Fee options.

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uea investigation
October 24, 2019

Data protection and privacy claims: how they work

As more and more people are aware of their rights when it comes to data protection and privacy claims, we thought we’d give you a little expert overview as a pioneering firm in this area of law.

There are many ways that you may be able to make a data breach compensation claim, and there can be varying degrees of how people might suffer. It isn’t just about recovering financial losses from fraud and cyberattacks; it’s also about claiming for the distress caused through the loss of control, or misuse, of private information.

With thousands of data breach victims asking us for help over the years we’ve been fighting for justice, here’s a little insight for you.

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