We represent victims for Department for Work and Pensions data breaches, and we know that the impact in terms of the distress suffered can be severe.
Public sector data breaches are one of the most common types of legal cases that we take forward for people on a No Win, No Fee basis. Given the ongoing resource restraints that many areas of the public sector are under, it’s not uncommon to see incidents that involve organisations like the DWP. Victims do not have to suffer in silence, and they have the right to make a claim for compensation with us.
As a leading firm of data breach compensation experts that have been helping thousands of people for years in this complex and niche area of law, we can help you.
Claims for Department for Work and Pensions data breaches
Victims of Department for Work and Pensions data breaches can be entitled to make claim for compensation with us on a No Win, No Fee basis.
The DWP will have a lot of personal and sensitive information about millions of people. It may be medical information that’s required for benefits and universal credit matters, as well as financial information for the same reasons. Anyone out of work and / or in receipt of state benefits may have a great deal of interaction with DWP departments, and this may include the Job Centre. This can increase the risks of a breach or a leak.
There are many ways an incident could take place. It could be a mass email sent out by a job centre or a department where the recipients’ information is visible to each other. It could be information sent to the wrong job seeker or the incorrect organisation about a job seeker or a benefits claimant. These are cases we represent people for, so we know first-hand just how distressing this kind of data breach can be.
What can you claim for?
Department for Work and Pensions data breaches can have a significant impact on the victims given that they handle general personal data, financial information and medical data. In some respects, this can be the “full range” of information when it comes to the types.
Generally speaking, the more a victim suffers, the more they can claim for when it comes to compensation for the distress caused by the loss of control of personal information. We can assess this by looking at things such as:
- The nature of the data misused or exposed;
- How much information is involved;
- Who data has been exposed to, and the extent of this.
Information about medical matters or financial affairs is usually something most people wish to be kept confidential. Data breach compensation pay-outs are designed to reflect this, and you can read more about this on our advice page here.
Free, no-obligation advice
We’re more than happy to offer free, no-obligation advice for Department for Work and Pensions data breaches.
All inquiries are treated with the strictest confidence, and if we can help you, we may be able to offer you No Win, No Fee representation right away.
IMPORTANT: advice on this page is intended to be up-to-date for the 'first published date'.
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