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The police losing data can have an incredibly significant impact on the victims affected, which is why we can bring compensation claims on a No Win, No Fee basis for eligible clients.
Your Lawyers – as Leading Data Leak Lawyers – are used to representing people for police privacy compensation matters, with the impact often being incredibly substantial given the nature of the information that they store and process. We know how badly people can suffer when information of this nature is misused, exposed or lost: the law is on your side and you do have rights.
Find out now if you could be eligible to bring a police data breach compensation claim by contacting our expert team for free, no-obligation legal advice here now.
You could be entitled to claim privacy breach compensation for police losing data that affects you and has had some form of impact on you. We expect the police service to be very stringent when it comes to looking after and protecting the information in their charge, particularly because it can be very personal and sensitive. When it comes to information about crimes or how people have been affected by crimes, or perhaps the identity of victims and witnesses, the need for exceptional data protection practices is of paramount importance.
Despite the need for such care when it comes to this kind of information, there have been many incidents of police losing data in the last few years which has had an impact on the people affected. In today’s digital age, we would not expect information to be lost so easily, yet it can happen, whether this comes to electronic records or physical files and folders. Ultimately, if you have been affected by any form of police data breach then you could be entitled to claim compensation in accordance with the GDPR. The GDPR could entitle you to recover damages for any distress that has been caused by the loss of control of your personal information.
Police losing data can have many knock-on effects which could cause added distress on top of the distress that is already caused by the loss of control of any personal information that belongs to you. It could result in delays in bringing a perpetrator of a crime to justice, or it could even hinder a case to such an extent where justice is not served. If the information is particularly personal and sensitive, and it is lost, there can be the constant worry about who may have come across it or who may have it, and what they may do with it in the future.
Context is often key when it comes to assessing a data breach compensation claim and we typically look carefully at the nature of the information in question. Whilst we touched on this above, it is important that we reiterate that the nature of the information that the police store and process can be incredibly personal and sensitive, which is why the impact can be so substantial.
Because of this, data breach compensation amounts and pay-outs in police privacy breach matters can be substantial.
If you have been affected by the loss or leak of confidential records, you could be entitled to claim GDPR compensation now, and we may be able to represent you on a No Win, No Fee basis.
Our expert legal team is on hand to provide free, no-obligation legal advice, and you can contact us here now to discuss if we can help you with your situation.
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