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Victims of county council data breaches can be eligible to claim compensation for any distress caused by the loss of control of personal information, and eligible clients can benefit from No Win, No Fee legal representation.
Contrary to what many people believe, you do not need to have lost any money to claim. You can claim for just the distress caused, and a claim is separate from any fine issued by regulators. What you need is an expert team of lawyers on your side to help, and that is where we come in.
Your Lawyers, as leading Data Leak Lawyers, is here to help you now. You can benefit from our enviable experience in this niche and complex area of law as pioneers of privacy compensation claims, with over £1m in data breach damages already recovered for mostly individual clients.
Whether it is a breach, leak or a hack, or the misuse or erasure of your personal information, you could be entitled to claim. Generally speaking, most people will claim for any distress that has been caused by the loss of control of their personal information. The GDPR can make you eligible to receive such damages, and you do not need to have suffered any actual financial loss to be able to claim. However, if you have suffered losses or incurred expenses, we can look to include those for you as well.
If we consider that there are good prospects of success with your case, we can then look to offer you No Win, No Fee legal representation.
A county council can be fined for a data breach, but you should always separate any monetary penalty issued by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) from any claim for compensation. Any money from a fine that is issued is not designed to be used for compensation, so the victims of a data breach are not likely to see a penny of it. That is why you need to instruct a specialist data breach compensation law firm like us where we can launch our separate legal case for you to recover compensation.
Even if a council has not been fined, you could still be eligible to pursue a case. We will normally pursue your claim on its own merits.
If we are talking about county council data breaches, we should mention some fairly recent statistics when it comes to Hampshire County Council and Gloucestershire County Council that were published toward the end of 2021.
It was reported that Hampshire County Council was the worst when it came to the number of privacy breaches, with Gloucestershire County Council in second place. This data was gleaned from Freedom of Information requests that involved over 100 councils and looked at matters for over the last five years.
It is not good to be seen in the top tier of such statistics, and we hope that both local authorities are taking steps, or have already taken steps, to rectify the high numbers of incidents.
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