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Claiming compensation for a data breach: a quick guide

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Here’s a really quick guide about claiming compensation for a data breach in England and Wales, and how you can make use of our No Win, No Fee service.

Although claiming compensation for a data breach is a relatively new area of law, there have been a significant number of actions and individual cases we’ve taken forward.  We’ve been fighting for the rights of victims of leaks, breaches and hacks for years, and thousands of people have come to us for our expert advice.

We’re fighting for justice in over 25 different group and multi-party actions, with our first one launched way back in 2015. Here’s a little information about how we may be able to help you.

Have you been the victim of a breach, leak or hack?

If you have been  the victim of a breach, leak, or a hack, you may be entitled to claim compensation.

It’s as simple as that.

Most people suffer with some form of distress that’s caused by the loss of control of their personal and sensitive information. You can be entitled to claim damages for the distress caused, and you could also look to claim back any losses and expenses as well. That can be important in cases where incidents have led to you losing money. However, you don’t have to have lost money in order to be able to launch a case.

Amounts when claiming compensation for a data breach

When it comes to claiming compensation for a data breach, the values are often dependent on the following:

  1. The nature of the information that has been exposed;
  2. How much information has been exposed;
  3. Who the information has been exposed to;
  4. Whether the data exposed can be contained;
  5. How distressed you are – which can be subjective to each individual person.

Generally speaking, the more you suffer, the more the claim could be worth.

Read more about data breach compensation amounts on our advice page here.

No Win, No Fee

We can also offer No Win, No Fee arrangements for clients claiming compensation for a data breach with us. This means there are no upfront costs to pay, and we can write off our legal fees if the case doesn’t succeed.

We’re happy to do this because we only take cases forward where we believe there are prospects of success. That doesn’t mean we shy away from hard cases at all, as we risk assess new claims and make an informed decision. We also appreciate that many people wouldn’t be able to afford to pay legal fees if a case lost, so there’s no point in offering it any other way.

Claiming compensation for a data breach is easy

When it comes to claiming compensation for a data breach, we aim to make the process as easy and hassle-free as possible.

Whether it’s a common type of cases we take forward, like a medical data breach or a council data incident, or something different, we may be able help you.

For free, no-obligation advice, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our friendly team. We’re usually open most weekdays until 10pm, and on most weekends from 9am to 5pm as well.

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First published by Matthew on June 18, 2019
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