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You could be eligible to claim compensation for phishing scams leading to data exposure if your information has been affected. We may be able to represent you for a legal case on a No Win, No Fee basis.
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It could be possible to claim compensation for phishing scams leading to information exposure where it is your data that has been misused as a result of what has happened. One of the most common ways in which you could be eligible to pursue a case is where someone working for an organisation falls for a phishing scam which allows cyber criminals to access data and servers. If the cybercriminals have then been able to access your information, that is when you could be eligible to pursue the organisation responsible for falling for the phishing scam.
Whilst some phishing scams can be difficult to spot, there is plenty in the way of practices and procedures that employees must follow to spot the signs and avoid an incident. At the same time, cybersecurity measures should also stop inadvertent access through phishing scams leading to criminals gaining access to systems and servers as well. Not only are these stipulations in respect of the GDPR for organisations to follow, but these are common sense practices that all organisations must follow. What this means for data breach victims is that, if there has been an incident, an organisation could be in breach of the GDPR. If we can establish that the organisation has breached the GDPR, that is when they could be found to be negligent and then liable to compensate you for damages.
A typical claim could allow victims to recover damages for distress that has been caused by the loss of control of personal information. Most people will not incur any losses or expenses as a result of a data breach, so these are usually not applicable. However, if they are applicable, they can be considered, but they are not essential to pursue a case. The distress elements alone can be enough for someone to pursue a claim and our average compensation pay-out is just over £6,000 in damages alone, mostly for distress cases.
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It is important to always pursue your data breach claim with leading privacy compensation experts. We have been operating in this niche and complex area of law for almost a decade, which is a lot longer than many other firms out there and is why we represent thousands of people and have already recovered over £1m in damages for mostly individual clients. We represent thousands of people engaged in dozens of group and multi-party action cases so you know you can trust in our lengthy and significant experience.
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There can be high chances of a local authority data breach occurring due to phishing scams leading to information exposure. In fact, there have been a number of incidents over the years involving council employees falling for phishing scams that resulted in swathes of information being exposed.
As any organisation must do, councils and local authority agencies must adhere to the GDPR. Where they fail to do so, a victim of a data breach could be eligible to pursue compensation.
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