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Email data leaks at work – what can you do

You could be eligible to claim privacy breach compensation for email data leaks at work where your personal information has been misused or exposed.

If we think that the case you bring to us has prospects of being able to succeed, we can offer to represent you for a claim on a No Win, No Fee basis. When we work this way, the simple question to ask yourself is this: what have you got to lose?

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A common occurrence

Email data leaks at work can be a common occurrence, although there is a lot that can be done to prevent these kinds of incidents from taking place. From an email being sent to the wrong person(s), or the wrong information being sent to the wrong person(s), it can easily happen.

One slip of the finger when rushing could lead to this kind of event. One mistyped email address or one accidental attachment could lead to private and sensitive information being exposed or misused.

In some cases, it may not matter. It may be an internal email sent to the wrong person but it does not matter at all. What may matter could depend on the nature of the email and the personal information that is contained in it. If the email results in someone’s right to privacy being breached, that is when there may be a serious enough incident to warrant action.

Whilst it can easily happen, the impact on the victim can be monumental.

Claim compensation for email data leaks at work

Victims of email data leaks at work could be entitled to claim compensation now. This can be on the basis for any distress that has been caused by the loss of control of personal information, with potential damages pay-outs being in the thousands of pounds region in many cases. As of 2022, our current average is still at just over £6,000 in damages per case.

Whilst simple errors and accidents can occur, and there may be many reasons as to why they do, this does not excuse an organisation from liability. In fact, the principle of vicarious liability means that the negligence of an employee can simply fall onto the employer. What this means is that you can be eligible to claim compensation from your employer for the mistakes of an employee.

There is a lot to consider in the context of the breach as well. Was the member of staff rushing due to being overworked? Did the error happen due to a lack of training or a lack of organisational policy and procedures? Was it down to them not knowing what they were doing? Whilst the act of an error can still fall onto the employer in any event, in some cases, it is ways worth considering these factors. This can especially be the case if an organisation wants to try to defend a claim.

Claiming data breach compensation from your employer

It is completely normal to claim data breach compensation from your employer if you have suffered due to a privacy incident. This goes for email data leaks at work where a victim may be able to claim compensation if they have suffered as a result of what has happened.

For eligible clients, we can offer to represent people on a No Win, No Fee basis.

All you need to do is speak to our team here now for free, no-obligation advice. We are happy to help you in any way that we can.

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