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Category: Workplace Data Breach

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May 25, 2022

Claim compensation for employee data breaches

You could be eligible to claim compensation for employee data breaches, whether you are the victim as an employee, or where an employee has caused a breach on behalf of a company that has affected you.

Workplace data breach compensation claims can be some of the most severe that we help people with. Equally, with so much information now being stored and processed by organisations, any privacy breach could lead to personal and sensitive information being misused or exposed.

The law can entitle victims of a data breach to claim compensation for any distress caused by the loss of control of personal information. Your Lawyers, as Leading Data Lawyers, are here to help you now.

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January 25, 2022

Workplace data breach claim for compensation

You could be entitled to pursue a workplace data breach claim for compensation if your right to privacy has been breached during the course of your employment.

Your Lawyers is a firm of leading data breach and leak compensation experts, representing claimants for legal data cases as far back as 2014. This is a lot longer than most other firms who have only recently started looking into these cases, and this means that our experience speaks for itself. With us, you are dealing with real experts that have been involved in ground-breaking data breach cases, as pioneers in this still-evolving area of law. Our track record, and experience, speaks for itself.

Anyone who has suffered due to a data breach at work does not have to suffer in silence. Our legal team is here to help – speak to the team here now for free, no-obligation advice.

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December 21, 2021

Workplace data breach compensation claims advice

Workplace data breach compensation claims can be one of the most severe types of privacy legal cases that we take on for victims on a No Win, No Fee basis.

The reason for this is that the nature of the information that can be exposed can be personal and sensitive, and it could be voluminous. This can mean that the impact for the victim can be substantial, which is why these kinds of legal cases can be so serious.

At Your Lawyers – The Data Leak Lawyers – as leading privacy claims experts, we represent a lot of people for workplace data cases. You can speak to the team for free, no-obligation advice here now.

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December 01, 2021

Remote workers exposing data

Remote working has been a key security focus for some companies for a number of years, but the coronavirus pandemic has led to many more businesses adopting homeworking as a long-term practice. For some, remote working has longevity beyond social distancing restrictions. However, it can come with cybersecurity concerns, such that businesses must ensure they are effectively managing the risks of remote workers exposing data.

As well as the external cybersecurity threats to company servers, there is also a risk that undisciplined employees may make mistakes when they are no longer working in a controlled environment. Even the simplest of errors or oversights could allow sensitive information to become vulnerable.

Unfortunately, when the transition was made to remote working, some companies failed to make the cybersecurity adjustments required. Going forward, it is important that every company adapts their data protection strategies to the demands of remote working, or they may risk information exposure.

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October 20, 2021

Claiming compensation for a workplace data leak

If you have been affected by a workplace data leak, you may be eligible to claim compensation for the exposure of your private information.

Employers are often required to request and store a wealth of information about their employees, but this comes with an obligation to ensure that it remains secure and protected from unauthorised access. Where workplaces have failed to adhere to data protection laws, those who have had their information leaked may be able to recover compensation.

Your Lawyers, as leading specialists in data leak claims, is more than familiar with the worries and stresses many victims suffer in the wake of data breaches. Those who have faced information exposure in their own workplace can often be uncertain about what action they can take, worrying about the friction they could face from their employer when making a claim. We can assure you that we take all the stresses of a data breach claim off your hands and it is your right to make a claim. Read on to learn more about how you could be able to make a workplace data breach claim.

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July 21, 2021

Claims for Police Federation of England and Wales data breach

Around two years ago, the Police Federation of England and Wales was hit by a cyberattack, and we began taking claims forward soon after the data breach incident occurred. Although it was initially believed that no personal information affected, it was nevertheless a possibility that employee data may have been exposed to unauthorised access.

The case against the Police Federation is one of many data breach group actions we are pursuing. As leading specialists in data breach claims, we are fighting for justice in a number of high-profile actions, including those against Equifax, Virgin Media and British Airways.

As with all our data breach group actions, we are offering No Win, No Fee representation to eligible victims of the Police Federation data breach. You can contact us today if you are considering starting a claim.

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June 08, 2021

Workplace discrimination from a data breach

Whenever an employee joins a company, they are usually required to disclose a variety of personal details for the purposes of workplace records. In many cases, this data is taken for the employee’s safety, with details such as family contact numbers and health condition information allowing employers to act appropriately in the event of an emergency. However, holding such sensitive information can pose many risks to employees if it becomes exposed. In fact, if they have poor data protection measures, companies risk making their employees vulnerable to workplace discrimination from a data breach if something happens.

Employers have a legal obligation to protect the information of their employees, so they can be held liable when a data breach does occur. We aim to bring victims of data breaches the justice they deserve, so contact us for advice if your personal information has been exposed in your place of work.

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April 26, 2021

Shocking research on pension scheme cybersecurity

Recent information and news coverage has suggested areas of concern when it comes of pension scheme cybersecurity across UK pension policies. There are concerns that not all scheme providers are focusing on cybersecurity as much as they should be, and this is a cause for worry.

As most employers are now legally required to provide pension schemes to their workforce, it is incredibly worrying to think that the details of many of the UK working population may not be sufficiently protected from potential exposure. If pension providers are failing to prevent and prepare for cyberattacks, they could be in breach of data protection obligations.

Although victims can then be eligible to claim data breach compensation, the stress and worry of a breach – and the cost for a business – is something to actively try to avoid.

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April 23, 2021

Claim compensation for a data breach at work

When a data breach occurs in your place of work, the stress on employees can be significant; whether you are one of those dealing with the repercussions, or one of the people who has had your private information exposed. The victims, in particular, can be adversely affected both psychologically and materially, so a data breach at work can represent a huge failure on the part of the company involved.

In fact, many workplace data breaches are caused by the neglect of basic data protection principles and cybersecurity measures, meaning that the company itself can often be held liable for the occurrence of the breach. Every employer has a duty to uphold strong data protection, both for their customers and their employees. When this duty is breached, affected employees may have a right to claim compensation for the damage caused to them.

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