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Claiming compensation for a workplace data leak

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If you have been affected by a workplace data leak, you may be eligible to claim compensation for the exposure of your private information.

Employers are often required to request and store a wealth of information about their employees, but this comes with an obligation to ensure that it remains secure and protected from unauthorised access. Where workplaces have failed to adhere to data protection laws, those who have had their information leaked may be able to recover compensation.

Your Lawyers, as leading specialists in data leak claims, is more than familiar with the worries and stresses many victims suffer in the wake of data breaches. Those who have faced information exposure in their own workplace can often be uncertain about what action they can take, worrying about the friction they could face from their employer when making a claim. We can assure you that we take all the stresses of a data breach claim off your hands and it is your right to make a claim. Read on to learn more about how you could be able to make a workplace data breach claim.

How might your personal information be compromised in the workplace?

There are many different ways in which your personal information may be compromised in your workplace, all of which could make you eligible for a compensation claim.

For example, many human errors can lead to unintentional but serious information exposure. A data protection error could be as simple as leaving copies of private information in the printer tray. More severe mistakes could include mistakenly emailing private employee data to recipients who are not authorised to see it, or uploading a private spreadsheet to a publicly accessible server or website. In addition, more malicious, intentional actions can expose data, for example by another employee leaking confidential information.

Cybersecurity deficiencies can also make employee data vulnerable. If companies fail to impose necessary barriers to cyberattacks, such as firewalls and data encryption, they may be negligently allowing their employees’ information to become accessible.

Workplace data leak claims

If any of the examples described above bear resemblance to a workplace data leak that has affected you, you may be entitled to make a compensation claim. The effect of workplace data breaches can be severe for those affected, given that workplaces can store many things from bank account details, to diversity information on details like ethnicity, sexuality and disabilities.

You may suffer significant distress following a workplace data leak, or even a diagnosed psychological condition, both of which can be factors for which you can recover compensation. In addition, where bank account details have been compromised, you can look to recover damages to reimburse you for losses you may have suffered due to fraud or scams.

Make your compensation claim with The Data Leak Lawyers

By making your data breach compensation claim with The Data Leak Lawyers, you can ensure you are receiving expert legal advice and representation from a highly experienced team.

We have been representing clients for privacy matters since 2014, allowing victims to stand up to powerful organisations and achieve justice. Some of our most notable ongoing data group actions include those against Virgin Media and British Airways.

We can often offer No Win, No Fee representation to eligible claimants. For more information, make sure to contact our team today to receive free, no-obligation advice on your case.

IMPORTANT: advice on this page is intended to be up-to-date for the 'first published date'.

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