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Compensation for email data leaks

Victims can be eligible to make a claim for compensation arising from email data leaks. You could be entitled to benefit from our No Win, No Fee representation.

These kinds of leaks can happen in all sectors: from healthcare, to the local council, to your own employer. Private companies can be guilty of email leaks too, whether it’s data leaked about customers to other customers, or to other businesses.

We’re representing a huge number of victims where cases arise from information being leaked by email. This includes the recent Watford Community Housing (WCH) data breach, and some of the most infamous examples like the 56 Dean Street Clinic leak.

Claiming compensation for email data leaks

Victims of email data leaks can be entitled to bring a claim for compensation and we can represent those eligible to claim with us on a No Win, No Fee basis.

You could claim for the distress caused by the loss of control of your personal information, which is claimable in accordance with the GDPR and the previous data legislation. Where details leaked can lead to money being lost or stolen, victims may also be able to recover compensation for losses and expenses too.

If the leak was caused by negligence, such as an accidental leak, that’s when you may be eligible to succeed with a legal case. If the negligence stems from an employee, their employer can be held vicariously liable for the breach. This means you can pursue the company for compensation.

Watford Community Housing (WCH) data breach

In terms of recent examples of email data leaks, the Watford Community Housing (WCH) data breach is one of the latest in a long like that our lawyers are involved with.

Over the last couple of weeks, our team has been incredibly busy taking new compensation claims forward for victims of this breach. We’re now representing a large group of victims who could be eligible for compensation for the loss of control of their personal information.

In this incident, an email was sent to customers that contained a spreadsheet. In the spreadsheet was a wealth of information for over 3,000 people.

56 Dean Street Clinic leak

When it comes to the most infamous email data leaks in the history of the UK, the 56 Dean Street Clinic is perhaps one of the most well known.

An email that was sent to almost 800 users of a HIV service at the clinic was sent using the CC function. This meant that each recipient could see the names and email addresses for other recipients. Given that the data leaked was a confidential medical status, data breach compensation values in this action have been high.

As it occurred in 2015, very few firms were taking compensation claims forward for victims of data breaches. We were, and this was one of the first data actions we launched. Our firm is now representing thousands in over 50 different actions, with Steering Committee appointments. This includes the first GDPR Group Litigation Order (GLO) in England and Wales, the British Airways Group Action.

A similar and more recent example of a medical status email leak which happened in the same way is the Charing Cross data breach that we are also representing victims for.

For free, no-obligation advice from our team today, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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