Compensation for government data leak incidents
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Compensation for government data leak incidents

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You can be entitled to claim compensation for government data leak incidents, as they are not above the law and victims of such breaches can be entitled to justice.

As leading privacy compensation experts operating in the UK, we are used to representing people who are claiming compensation against the government for data breaches, leaks and hacks. We can represent eligible clients on a No Win, No Fee basis, and you can speak to our team for free, no-obligation legal advice here now.

Claiming compensation for government data leak incidents

Anyone who has been the victim of government data leak incidents could be entitled to pursue compensation using the GDPR. For eligible claimants, we are able to represent people on a No Win, No Fee basis as part of our commitment to access to justice.

Ultimately, the government is not above the law. If the government or an employee of the government is responsible for failing to protect the information in their charge, and is found to be in breach of the GDPR, they can be liable to compensate any victims. You can instruct us to pursue a legal case for compensation for you in the same way that you would against any other kind of organisation, and we can fight tooth and nail for your right to justice.

The GDPR can entitle you to claim compensation for any distress that you have suffered that has been caused by the loss of control of your personal information. Given that government data leak incidents could involve particularly personal and sensitive information, the distress that people can suffer can be significant. The level of distress the person suffers is usually reflected in how we resolve the case as, generally speaking, the more you suffer, the more you could be entitled to receive. Data breach compensation amounts can typically be based on this level of distress but, as very rough guidance for you, our average settlement per client is just over £6,000 in damages alone.

You can speak to our team here now for free, no-obligation legal advice.

The importance of information security

The importance of preventing government data leak incidents cannot be understated. They are storing and processing the information for millions of people, and much of it is incredibly sensitive, and is the exact kind of data that cyber criminals could exploit.

Unfortunately, government data leaks do happen. There was a recent incident where the names of officials were accidentally published on a government website, and it was not too long ago when information of people involved in the Afghanistan withdrawal was inadvertently leaked. There have been incidents of the details of immigrants being leaked in recent times as well.

You would think that the government would be one of the organisations in this country that is rarely responsible for the leaks of private information, especially at a time when Europe is embroiled in conflict. Despite these facts, incidents happen, and there are also the added pressures of making sure that foreign threat actors are not able to break into UK systems to steal information either.

Find out now: can I claim compensation for a data leak?

The big question on many people’s lips: can I claim compensation for a data leak?

Ultimately, if you have lost control of your personal information, and it was not your fault, and the incident has happened through some form of negligence, you may have a case. As we said above, our team is able to provide you with free, no-obligation legal advice – all you need to do is contact us here now and we should be able to answer this question pretty quickly for you.

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You can call our claims team free from a landline or mobile on 0800 634 7575 or click on the link below to create a call back with one of our expert Data Claims team.Information on how we handle your data is available in our Privacy Policy.

We offer genuine No Win, No Fee agreements for our clients. Why we do this is simple:

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