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Email attachment data breaches – claiming compensation

Victims affected by email attachment data breaches can be entitled to pursue a privacy compensation case on a No Win, No Fee basis now.

As a leading firm of data breach solicitors, we represent thousands of clients for cases and many of them have been affected by incidents like this. They are commonly caused by people receiving the wrong information, or where a mass email is sent out that has an attachment that should not be there.

If you have been affected by an event like this, you may be able to pursue a claim for data breach compensation for any breach of the GDPR that has taken place. Victims can be entitled to claim for any distress caused by the loss of control of their personal information, and we are here to help you now.

Claiming compensation for email attachment data breaches

Victims of email attachment data breaches can be entitled to claim privacy compensation, and we can offer to represent eligible victims for cases on a No Win, No Fee basis.

In most cases, an incident like this arises from an attachment being sent in error as part of an email to someone or to lots of people, or it is the incorrect attachment on the email. There can be cases where someone has tried to send out a mass email and has not realised that the attachment causes a data breach, but that sort of thing should never really happen. In most cases, it is an error in terms of an attachment that is wrong or that has been attached by mistake.

Even though the error may have been caused by an employee, you can still pursue a claim for data breach compensation against the organisation involved. The person’s employer can be held vicariously liable for the negligence of an employee, so you do not need to worry about who you pursue for a case.

An infamous example of this kind of data breach that we are representing people for is the Watford Community Housing Data Leak. This incident makes up one of the over 50 group and multi-party cases that we have launched, and victims could be entitled to claim thousands of pounds in damages.

Data breach compensation amounts and pay-outs are typically based on the nature of the information affected and how badly the victim has suffered. In some of these cases, the leak of their personal information has had a potentially catastrophic impact on them.

A recent example: Isle of Wight Council data breach

Email attachment data breaches happen all the time, and a recent case was that of the Isle of Wight Council reportedly sending out an email that contained an attachment with the personal details of some 90 families on it.

The council is understood to have tried to recall the email, but once communication like this is sent, it is a case of the damage already being done in many cases. It is understood that the matter has been reported to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).

Pursuing GDPR compensation claims

At Your Lawyers – The Data Leak Lawyers – we make pursuing GDPR compensation claims easy as a leading firm of privacy claims specialists.

Contact the team here now for free, no-obligation advice – we would be happy to help you if we can.

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