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Victims of insurer data breaches could be entitled to claim compensation now on a No Win, No Fee basis with our leading team of expert privacy compensation specialists.
You could be entitled to recover thousands of pounds in damages for any distress that has been caused by the loss of control of your personal information, and for any losses and expenses if applicable. The GDPR can empower you to recover such damages, and you can speak to our team for free, no-obligation legal help here now.
Victims of insurer data breaches can be entitled to claim compensation using the GDPR if they have been the victim of negligence. Ultimately, if there was more that the insurer should – and could – have done to have prevented the information exposure, that is when you could be entitled to pursue a case.
Examples where you could pursue a compensation claim successfully could include where your data has been disclosed to somebody else without your consent. Another example is where your information has been leaked by accident, such as being published online, or being sent to the incorrect person.
Given that insurance companies will store and process very personal and sensitive information, from financial details to medical details (depending on the nature of the product), they are also a prime target for cyberattacks. If a hack is successful, swathes of very personal and sensitive information about a lot of people could end up in the hands of criminals who could exploit it to try to commit fraud and theft.
Eligible clients can be entitled to claim privacy breach compensation with our expert team on a No Win, No Fee basis. Speak to us for free, no-obligation legal advice here now to find out if we can help you today.
Insurer data breaches can easily arise from successful cyberattacks, and the industry is a target for hackers because of the nature of the information they store and process.
There was a recent incident reported in the media where Kingfisher Insurance reportedly confirmed that some of its IT systems were breached in an unauthorised third-party access event. A representative of Kingfisher reportedly stated that a limited number of files were copied in the incident, but that none that had been exposed were deemed sensitive. There were also claims that a hacker had stolen 1.4TB of information in the attack, but it is understood that Kingfisher refutes the claims.
Taking that example of Kingfisher aside, this industry is a clear target for hackers, given that the information they could go on to misuse can be incredibly personal and sensitive.
So, what happens if confidential information is leaked? If confidential information is leaked, there are many risks that people can face, such as criminals misusing information for fraud and theft, as we have touched on above. People may be contacted by scammers who may pretend to pass themselves off as legitimate representatives from a company, and they may dupe people into handing over more information, or even paying the money to them. People could be led to spoof websites via phishing attacks and could end up inputting their legitimate credentials into a fake website which fraudsters can then misuse.
When it comes to the impact on the victim, it is common to suffer distress that is caused by the loss of control of your personal information. Distress can be significant given the particularly personal and sensitive information that can be exposed, which is often the case in insurer data breaches.
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