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Compensation claim for identity theft from a data breach

You could be eligible to pursue a compensation claim for identity theft if the details used stem from a data breach, leak or hack. We may be able to represent you on a No Win, No Fee basis.

Information is valuable and can end up in the hands of criminals who can then target people to commit fraud and theft. Victims who are either targeted or lose money could be eligible to claim, as you do not have to have lost money to be able to recover damages for a data breach.

Your Lawyers – as leading Data Leak Lawyers – are here to help with our vast and enviable experience in this niche and complex area of law.

Pursuing a compensation claim for identity theft from a data breach

You could be eligible to pursue a compensation claim for identity theft where the theft has stemmed from a data breach. If the reason that the theft or attempted theft took place is directly linked to a data breach, that is when you may be eligible to pursue a No Win, No Fee legal case.

This can happen in a number of ways. A data breach, whether it happens because of accidental leaking or disclosure of information, or where data is stolen in a cyberattack, can ultimately end up in the hands of fraudsters. There are a number of avenues criminals can use to access information, from hunting for exposed data online, to buying it on the dark web when it has been put up for sale there following a cyberattack. Some fraudsters may be the hackers themselves.

Information has a value. This is why hackers target it and try to steal it like they have done in plenty of events in the past. If they can then use a person’s information to commit identity theft, they could take out credit in your name or even make purchases depending on the nature of the details they have access to.

Generally speaking, you could be eligible to claim for identity theft if you have lost control of any personal information as a result of a data breach, leak or hack, and this has resulted in an attempt of identity theft.

What could you claim for?

In a claim for identity theft, you could be eligible to recover compensation for any money that has been lost. In many cases, this can be recoverable or refundable generally, so you may not end up losing anything at all. If you do, this can form as part of a case, and if you do not, you may still have a claim.

The GDPR can also allow you to recover compensation for any distress caused by the loss of control of your personal information. In a case where your personal information has ended up in the hands of criminals, the distress and worry this can cause can be substantial. You may be wondering at what moment they may use it to try to target you.

So, even if you have not lost any money at all, the threat alone of it happening and the general distress is something you may be eligible to receive compensation for.

Free, no-obligation advice

You can speak to our team now for free, no-obligation advice about pursuing a data breach compensation claim here now.

For eligible clients we are always happy to offer No Win, No Fee legal representation as we have done for the thousands of data breach clients that we represent.

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