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In the digital age, it is almost impossible to not provide personal information online, which could put your sensitive data in the hands of criminals if a breach occurs.
We have to trust companies to keep our sensitive data private and secure, but companies often suffer data breaches, both big and small. These breaches can be the result of many things, including system errors, cyber-attacks, employee errors, or poor security measures.
You could be eligible to make a claim today if your personal information has been put into the hands of criminals.
When considering factors for your claim, some of the most common factors we look at include:
It is also down to the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) to investigate a data breach and impose a fine on the organisation if it is deemed to be necessary. The fine imposed should be large enough to have a ‘dissuasive effect’ on other organisations in efforts to maintain data security as a high priority.
Unfortunately, the list of large data breaches grows each year. You might be surprised that there are huge global organisations on that list, including British Airways, Equifax, EasyJet, Ticketmaster and Virgin Media. The scale of these breaches is shocking: the 2018 British Airways data breach and the 2017 Equifax cyberattack each affected hundreds of thousands of people, and Virgin Media involved 900,000 people’s data alone.
Whilst not all data breaches involve that many victims, any information exposed could end up in the hands of criminals, which can leave victims vulnerable to financial fraud, phishing scams, cyberattacks and serious cases of identity theft.
Data breaches do not just affect victims financially. In some cases, such as the Watford Community Housing data breach, extremely sensitive data has been revealed that included information about disabilities, sexual orientation, and ethnic origin. In the hands of criminals, this type of data could put individuals at extreme risk of malicious attacks, and it can be incredibly distressing to lose control over this kind of information.
Whilst in most cases data breaches are out of your control, it is important to remain safe online and protect your information where possible.
Here are four of our top tips to stay protected online;
If you have been affected by a data breach, you could be eligible to make a claim today with the Data Leak Lawyers. If your personal data has been left vulnerable online, you have the right to justice.
Speak to our experienced lawyers today by filling in a contact form below or calling us on 0800 634 75 75.
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