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You could be eligible to claim compensation in the aftermath of a data breach in accordance with the GDPR, and we may be able to help you now on a No Win, No Fee basis.
We will outline some useful things to consider if you have been impacted by a data breach below. If you need our help for a case, please do not hesitate to contact us here now for free, no-obligation legal advice.
There are plenty of steps that you can take in the aftermath of a data breach to protect yourself from falling victim to fraud or theft. Whilst there are many things you can do, we will give you a little advice based on some of the key ones to consider.
If any accounts of yours are affected by a data breach, make sure you change the credentials as soon as possible. You should enforce strong passwords which include characters and uppercase letters, as well as numbers and symbols, if possible. Many platforms offer two-factor authentication, and you should seriously consider this with any accounts you own. Not only can this be important to secure your accounts in the aftermath of a data breach, but it may also prevent you from harm in the future.
As always, do not reuse passwords!
Make sure to be very wary of being contacted by scammers by phone or email where they may pretend to be a legitimate company. A data breach may mean that they now know that you shop with a particular retailer or that you have an account belonging to a particular platform. They could use this to try to dupe you into thinking that they are contacting you from that company and they may even use the data breach as the reason for contacting you. Ultimately, you need to be very wary of any contact you receive.
Particularly in a case where your financial or banking information may have been affected, do keep a close eye on your online accounts. Most banks offer online accounts and apps where you can access your accounts, and it is worthwhile setting up alerts for transactions made. My bank shows me a notification on my phone of any transaction made on my debit card, so I always know if something is amiss. Make sure to keep a close eye on your accounts as well as your credit scores and reports in case of any suspicious activity.
Another key thing to consider in the aftermath of a data breach is your right to claim compensation in accordance with the GDPR. Not only is the GDPR there to govern policy and practice in respect of the processing and storage of information, it also outlines the rights of data breach victims to claim compensation.
You could be entitled to pursue damages for any distress that has been caused by the loss of control of your personal information. If you have lost money or paid expenses, these can also be considered, but most people will claim just for the distress alone.
We offer a service where you can contact our team and receive free, no-obligation legal advice to find out if we can help you pursue a claim now. We can usually tell you quickly if we can help, and we also offer No Win, No Fee legal representation for your protection.
When it comes to your potential data breach pay-out, there are many things that we can consider. We will often look at the nature of the information affected, how much is involved, and who may be involved in terms of the exposure of the data.
We can also look at the context and your personal circumstances, as some people could be impacted by a data breach more than others. If you have had problems with previous relationships and domestic abuse then it stands to reason that you may be more distressed about your personal information being leaked than other people. This is an example of a factor that we can consider.
As things stand, our current average pay-out is £6,000 in damages alone for those who claim with us for a data breach case. Your claim could be worth more or less than this, but this amount is an average to give you an idea of our work in this niche and complex area of law.
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