Victims of a data breach could be entitled to claim GDPR compensation for distress. When it comes to how much you could receive and how to claim, we’re here for you.
The law can entitle a victim of a data breach to receive compensation for any distress and loss caused. A recent court ruling has made it possible to claim for simply being the victim of a breach as well.
As a leading firm of data breach compensation experts, we offer No Win, No Fee representation for people who wish to make a claim with us. Although we have decades of experience in fighting for victims’ rights for claims in general, we’ve been specifically representing data breach clients for over five years. Our experience speaks for itself as this is a great deal longer than most other firms, which is why we’re known experts in this complex and niche area of law.
Can you claim GDPR compensation?
You could be entitled to claim GDPR compensation for distress and losses suffered from the misuse of, or the loss of control of, private information. If data has been generally breached, leaked or has been compromised in a cyberattack, the organisation responsible for your data could be liable to compensate you.
To succeed with a legal case, we must establish that the organisation or the actions of an employee or agent of the organisation was negligent. Whether it’s an accident or has been caused by inadequate data protection protocols or inadequate security, you may have a case.
If we think that there may be a claim to answer, we’re happy to represent you for a case on a No Win, No Fee basis. We can then pursue the Defendant to accept liability for what has happened with the view to then settling a claim for you.
How much GDPR compensation for distress can you claim?
How much GDPR compensation for distress and losses you could claim can depend on a number of factors individual to your case.
These can include:
- The nature of the information;
- How much information is involved;
- Who data has been exposed to;
- Any money lost or paid out as a direct result of the event;
- How you personally feel about it.
The last one is, of course, subjective. Different people can be affected in different ways, which is something that we consider when we settle a case. Generally speaking, the more you suffer, the more a claim could be worth. You don’t have to have suffered an actual financial loss to be able to succeed with a case either, as you can claim just for the distress alone.
There are precedents we can use, as well as using the wealth of experience we as a law firm have in representing claimants in over 30 different group and multi-party actions, and with thousands of people coming to us for our help. This can be really beneficial for you because our experience is broad and extensive.
We also have a special advice page set up with a little more information about data breach compensation amounts which you can read about here.
How we can help you
We can represent you and pursue GDPR compensation for distress and losses, or for being the victim of an event in some cases.
We’re always taking new cases on, and we regularly take new actions on as well. Just this week, we launched our action for victims of the LOQBOX data breach that came to light over the weekend. Our involvement in many of the actions is also in a key role, such as our appointment to the Steering Committee for the first GDPR Group Litigation Order (GLO) in England and Wales; the British Airways Group Action.
Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team for free, no-obligation advice today.
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First published by Matthew on March 09, 2020
Posted in the following categories: Claims GDPR Group Action Security and tagged with compensation | data breach | data controllers | gdpr | Group Action | personal data