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You could be entitled to claim compensation for leaks of employee data, and we may be able to represent you for a privacy compensation claim on a No Win, No Fee basis.
In respect of matters involving leaks of employee information, those who are affected could be eligible to pursue a privacy compensation claim in accordance with the GDPR.
As many of us will know, our employers will store and process a significant wealth of very personal and sensitive information about employees. Not only will this include basic information, but it will also include financial data in respect of payments, as well as sensitive tax data, earnings information and, in some cases, medical and domestic information, if an employer requires to know about this. There may also be substantial information from a human resources perspective in relation to employee progress, grievances or problems.
Because of how personal and sensitive such information can be, the impact on a victim when there have been leaks of employee information can be substantial. The GDPR could allow anyone who has lost control over their personal information to pursue compensation for any distress caused. You could also be eligible to claim losses and expenses but, for most people, their claim is for the distress alone.
If you have been affected by a data breach in your workplace, you can contact our team here now for free, no-obligation legal advice about pursuing a compensation case today.
Some leaks of employee information arise from hackers and criminals who have broken into systems and servers and stolen data. Human resources information can be quite sought after because of the nature of how personal and sensitive it can be, as we have referenced above.
If hackers have then gone on to expose such information as part of any criminal activity, those affected could still be eligible to pursue a claim for compensation. Succeeding with a case will often come down to establishing whether your employer has been negligent in the duty of care that they had to protect your information. For example, if more could – and should – have been done to have protected the data in their charge, that is when they could be liable. That is then when you could pursue a claim on a No Win, No Fee basis.
The big question: how much compensation will I get for a data breach?
Claim settlements differ from person to person but, generally speaking, the more you suffer, the more your claim could be worth. We can assess the impact on you based on your own personal feelings, as well as the nature of the information and the extent of the data that has been affected.
To give you general guidelines based on settlements that we have achieved so far, our average compensation pay-out for mostly individual claims in which the victim pursued a damages case for distress only is just over £6,000 per claimant. If you have had particularly sensitive and personal information (such as medical data) involved, your claim settlement could exceed £10,000.
Again, your claim will be settled on its own individual merits, but the above is information for our estimates and averages that may be useful for you.
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