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You could be entitled to pursue a council cyberattack compensation claim if you have been affected in an incident of this nature, and we may be able to help you now on a No Win, No Fee basis.
Your Lawyers, as leading privacy claims experts, will always fight for your right to recover the maximum compensation possible that the law can entitle you to receive. The best thing to do is contact our team for free, no-obligation legal advice here now.
There have been many local authority cyberattacks in the last few years, and the cost of those combined has been in the millions of pounds mark. Unfortunately, local authorities are a target for hackers because of the nature of the information that they store and process. If they can engage in a successful ransomware attack, they could hold councils to ransom and it could cripple valuable services for local people.
This is why it is not uncommon for us to pursue council cyberattack compensation claims where the local authority in question has been negligent in the duty of care that they have to protect the information in their charge. Many local authorities also make use of private outsourced companies which are also prime targets.
Given the wealth of information that they store and process, hackers know that they only need to make one hole in a defence and they could end up stealing or maliciously encrypting the data for a huge number of people.
We can pursue council cyberattack compensation claims if a local authority has been negligent because there was more that they could, and should, have done to have prevented the cyberattack from taking place. In such circumstances, they could be in breach of the GDPR.
Any breach of the GDPR can allow the person affected to recover damages for any distress that has been caused by the loss of control of their personal information. In most cases, people will claim for just the distress alone, as they will not have incurred any losses or expenses. However, if they have been incurred, these can also be considered. For eligible clients, we are proud to be able to offer No Win, No Fee legal representation.
The best thing to do is contact our team for free, no-obligation legal advice here now to see if we can help you today.
If you are looking to pursue your local authority for damages, you may be asking: where can I find data protection solicitors near me to help?
We are a nationwide firm which means that we represent clients across England and Wales, which is our legal jurisdiction. We can pursue any local authority agency within England and Wales, so you can trust us to represent you for a claim for compensation.
Important things to know about us is that we are a leading firm in this niche and complex area of law. We have been representing clients for privacy cases for almost a decade, which is a great deal longer than a lot of other law firms out there. Based on information that we know so far, we also understand that we recover a lot more compensation than many other firms do. In fact, as of 2022, our average compensation settlement is just over £6,000 in damages alone for the victim.
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