Data breaches are often serious, and data breaches in hospitals can be some of the most dangerous and serious types of incidents there can be.
Hospitals hold extremely sensitive information about a huge number of individuals, and that information can be very dangerous in the wrong hands. It can also be distressing for victims when such information is exposed.
Medical databases are commonly attacked by cybercriminals, and we represent thousands of people for data breaches with many of them involving hospitals data and incredibly sensitive medical information. This information can be targeted for a variety of reasons, including for the monetary value of highly sensitive data that can be held for ransom.
Data breaches in hospitals
Data breaches in hospitals are often extensive, and the information breached can put victims at serious risk of cybercrime and criminal scams. Data breaches can stem from a variety of issues – it could be down to cybercriminals and hackers breaking into a hospital database, or from an employee error where the information is accidentally exposed. This can more easily arise when employees have not been correctly trained, or where proper procedures and systems are not in place.
No matter how the data was breached, if your medical data has been exposed, breaching the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), you could be eligible to make a compensation claim. Due to the sensitive nature of data breaches in hospitals, data breach compensation amounts for these types of incidents can be substantial.
Why hospitals are targeted
Hospitals are often targeted because of the valuable information that they hold. Medical records usually contain sensitive information about personal and intimate matters. They also often include dates of birth, religious beliefs, sexual orientation data, ethnic origin details, and national insurance numbers; even salary details as well as names and contact information in some cases.
This is extremely personal and sensitive data that criminals can use to exploit victims.
There are a variety of ways criminals can exploit victims. They can hold data for ransom in the hopes of a high reward from the hospital itself, or use the sensitive data to target individuals for ransom/blackmail as well. Data of this nature can leave victims open to fraud, cyber scams, phishing scams, and identity theft.
Make a data breach claim today
If your data has been exposed in a hospital breach, you could be eligible to make a substantial compensation claim.
Get in touch with our team of experts today who can advise you on your claim. We are also able to offer eligible victims No Win, No Fee representation so you do not have to worry about expenses if you lose your claim, subject to the terms and conditions in place.
Your Lawyers is a specialist, leading firm of data breach lawyers who have years of experience in the niche area of data breach law. We launched our first data breach privacy matters way back in 2014 and have been at the forefront of data breach compensation ever since. We currently represent claimants across 50 different multi-party and group action claims, and we have helped thousands of victims claim millions in compensation.
If your data has been exposed in a hospital data breach, or by anyone that breaks the GDPR, we can help you claim the compensation you deserve.
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First published by Matthew on November 09, 2020
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