As we mark Cybersecurity month 2021 this October, we will talk about how we can help the victims of data breaches, leaks and hacks, and the important work that we do to hold organisations to account for data protection and privacy failures.
Victims of a data breach can be eligible to claim data breach compensation. Depending on how you have been affected by a breach, you could be eligible to receive thousands of pounds in data breach damages.
When it comes to what we do, our experience speaks for itself. Read on for more information.
The importance of recognising Cybersecurity month 2021
This October marks Cybersecurity month 2021. It is a time when there should be discussion and debate about data protection and privacy, and how industry leaders can help with the campaign to improve on things and help to prevent issues.
It is important to recognise how vital it is that we are all entitled to privacy, and how the organisations that hold our information achieve this. In today’s digital age, there is so much information in the hands of so many different people and so many companies. Information can be valuable when it is exploited by criminals, and its exposure and misuse can harm us. As such, it is important that we reflect on what has happened and we do all that we can to help make things better moving forward.
And our work as a leading data breach compensation law firm is rooted in how we can make things better for people just like you and me.
Vital for victims to know we can help
Cybersecurity month 2021 can again raise the awareness and the importance of data protection and privacy. What we want to also press the importance of is raising the awareness of victims knowing what they can do when their right to privacy is breached.
Important data protection laws that we are bound by here in the UK – currently the GDPR – give us rights when our information is misused or exposed. You can be eligible to claim data breach compensation if your personal information is:
- Exposed or disclosed without your consent;
- Leaked accidentally;
- Involved in a cyberattack;
- Ever misused or lost.
Ultimately, you have a right to privacy, and you have the right to control over your personal information. If this is ever breached, you could be entitled to claim compensation for:
- Distress caused by the loss of control of your personal information; and/or
- Losses and expenses incurred.
Importantly, you do not have to have suffered any actual financial loss to be able to claim. In most legal cases, we are pursuing No Win, No Fee cases for people who are distressed by the loss of control of their personal information.
About Your Lawyers – The Data Leak Lawyers
Your Lawyers – Trading as The Data Leak Lawyers – are leading privacy compensation experts having been representing people for such claims since 2014. This is a lot longer than most other firms now looking into data breach cases, and it means that we represent thousands of people and have recovered over £1m to date for mainly individual data cases.
We also represent thousands of people claiming in over 50 group and multi-party actions that we have launched as well, from the 2015 TalkTalk cyberattack and 56 Dean Street Clinic leak, to the 2017 Equifax hack and 2018 British Airways cyberattacks. More recently, we also represent those affected by the major Virgin Media data leak revealed last year, and the easyJet cyberattack of the same year.
As such, our experience and history in this complex and niche area of law really does speak for itself.
IMPORTANT: advice on this page is intended to be up-to-date for the 'first published date'.
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First published by Author on October 06, 2021
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