You could be entitled to claim data breach compensation for the leak of private user information, and we may be able to represent you for a legal case on a No Win, No Fee basis.
We will give you an insight into how it can happen, what you can do and what you could claim for – which could be thousands of pounds for any distress that you suffer from.
To speak to the team for free advice now, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
How it can happen
There are plenty of ways in which people can suffer as a result of a leak of private user information. When you sign up for a new service or an account for something, you normally need to provide certain personal details that are often supposed to remain private. You are trusting a company or a platform to keep that data secure, and it may be a case that you may allow for it to be public, or you may not.
For example, plenty of social media platforms give you the choice to have an email address or mobile telephone number visible on a profile. If you choose for this information to not be visible, but you needed to provide it for general security or identity needs, your rights should be respected.
But something could go wrong, and this kind of thing has happened plenty of times before. It could be that an update is applied to an app or a website, and this causes a bug where personal details are leaked. It could be that a glitch has caused more information to become visible, or a cyberattack has resulted in the leak of the information.
A simple loophole on a website could be exploited to access areas that should require specific login authentication. There are many possibilities.
Can you claim for a leak of private user information?
Most leaks are the result of some kind of oversight, technical error, or human error; or a combination of them. In each of these scenarios, you could be eligible to claim. Even where data is leaked as a result of a cyberattack, you could be eligible to claim if it has arisen from inadequate cybersecurity.
If we consider that there are reasonable prospects for you to succeed with a legal case, where we think that you could settle a claim, we may be able to take the case on for you. You could be eligible to claim compensation for the loss of control of your personal information, with data breach compensation values ranging from a few thousand to tens of thousands of pounds.
Importantly, you can claim for just the distress alone. You do not have to have suffered any form of financial losses or expenses to be able to claim at all.
Get help and advice today
If you have suffered as a result of a leak of private user information, you can speak to our team today for free, no-obligation advice about your options for justice.
Our office is normally open from 9am to 10pm on most weekdays, and 9am to 5pm on weekends so we can be as accessible as we can for you. When you contact us, you are dealing with us direct and not a call centre or a middleman claims management company. We are a real law firm – a leading UK data breach claims firm representing thousands of clients. We have launched over 45 data group actions and are a part of the Steering Committee for the first GDPR Group Litigation Order (GLO) in England and Wales for the BA data event.
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First published by Matthew on October 12, 2020
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