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Compensation for information stolen from the government

You could be eligible to claim compensation if you have suffered due to information stolen from the government that then has had an impact on you.

You have rights, and no one is above the law; not even the government. Whilst it may not always feel like this is the case, they can be held to account for a data breach, and victims can be entitled to seek justice.

Your Lawyers, as leading Data Leak Lawyers, have taken on the government for cases on many occasions, and we are not afraid to do so when it comes to making sure that our clients can access the justice that they deserve. We can even provide No Win, No Fee legal representation for eligible clients now.

Claim compensation for information stolen from the government

If information stolen from the government ends up in the wrong hands, serious damage can be caused to those who have been affected. One of the most obvious examples is damage from fraud and theft, although this can be a rare event.

However, most people who pursue a claim for data breach compensation are actually seeking damages for the distress caused by the loss of control of their personal information. It is possible to claim just for the distress, and this is the most common type of claim that is taken forward in this area of law.

A victim can suffer a great deal of distress when information stolen from the government ends up being misused or exposed. The government and its offices and outsourced partners store and process a lot of very personal and sensitive data, and the distress can often be worse when the nature of the information that has been misused or exposed is sensitive.

We usually assess how much a person can be eligible to claim in data breach compensation amounts and pay-outs by assessing things like:

  • The nature of the data misused or exposed.
  • How much is involved.
  • Who it has been misused by, or exposed to.
  • The personal impact that can be suffered, which can differ from person to person.

Given that government data breaches often lead to sensitive information being exposed, the distress can be significant.

A recent event: Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

Earlier this year, it was reported that the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office had suffered from what is understood to have been a serious cyberattack.

The event promoted the urgent instruction of experts to assist, with a substantial amount of money paid to contractors in order to help following the incident. The details of the event are understood to not be up for disclosure, and the FCDO was able to bypass the usual processes for obtaining competitive tenders for the contract to reflect the urgency and seriousness of the issue.

When it comes to data protection breach examples in the UK, anything that affects a government office and is said to be incredibly sensitive is always a worry.  If information stolen from the government ends up in the wrong hands, this can cause significant distress for any victims who have been affected.

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Speak to the team here now for free, no-obligation advice about pursuing a data breach claim for compensation, and find out if you are eligible to benefit from No Win, No Fee legal representation.

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