We can represent victims of cloud technology data breaches, with eligible clients being able to benefit from our No Win, No Fee legal representation.
As the world continues to become more and more digitalised and cloud-based, we expect more breaches of this nature to happen. One small security flaw could do substantial damage and lead to the information for thousands or millions being compromised, which is why this is an important matter to address.
As a leading firm of data breach compensation experts, our job is to make sure that the victims of data breaches have a voice for justice, and that organisations are held to account.
Compensation for cloud technology data breaches
You could be eligible to claim compensation for cloud technology data breaches, and we may be able to offer No Win, No Fee representation.
If the breach was preventable and more could – and should – have been done to have stopped it from happening, this is when you could be eligible to make a claim. If we establish that the organisation involved in the breach has been negligent, you could be eligible to receive compensation.
You could be entitled to claim for distress caused by the loss of control of your personal information. The GDPR allows you to be able to claim for just the distress alone. If you have incurred losses and expenses arising from the breach as well, these can also be considered.
Why the risks are substantial
The risks when it comes to the occurrence of cloud technology data breaches are substantial. When you acknowledge that the world becoming more digitalised is both a good thing and a worrying thing, in terms of security, the risks are obvious.
Think about it – one cloud platform could host the data and information for multiple organisations. Each organisation may store and process the information for hundreds, thousands, or even tens of thousands of people.
In reality, it could be hundreds of thousands or millions of people.
Now, consider how easy it is for a breach to occur, despite the efforts made to protect information. A cloud data breach could occur from:
- A simple security patch not being updated. It was the failure to apply a patch for a known vulnerability that led to the monumental 2017 Equifax hack;
- An application that moves information from one platform to another will need to be secure itself. If it isn’t, you have an open door between the data being transferred where it could be copied and scraped;
- And, perhaps, the biggest one – human error. It only takes one employee to fail to have a strong password, or re-use the same login credentials, or fall for a phishing scam, and an entire system could be accessible by hackers.
The last point really is one that needs to be hammered home. Without even basic protection like two-factor authentication and enforcing strong passwords, security is inadequate. It only takes one legitimate-looking phishing email that appears to come from a manager of even a company director, which has happened before, and someone could be directed to a fake copy website where they enter their login details and hand over the keys to the castle to the fraudsters.
Any defence is only as good as its weakest link. This is why human error remains one of the top concerns – and reasons – when it comes to cloud technology data breaches.
Free, no-obligation advice today
You can speak to our team today for free and no-obligation advice about your options for making a data breach compensation claim. We may be able to offer No Win, No Fee legal representation.
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First published by Matthew on September 17, 2020
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