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Any failures in respect of proper cybersecurity planning could lead to swathes of personal information being misused or exposed, and victims of such events could be entitled to pursue compensation.
Find out today if we are able to represent you for a legal case by contacting our leading legal team for free, no-obligation legal advice here now.
Proper cybersecurity planning – both in the immediate and long term – are absolutely essential for all organisations, no matter the sector or industry. We continue to move forward in the digital age where information is now being stored electronically in almost every circumstance, and where data sharing and disclosure can be done rapidly. Ultimately, many of today’s criminals are stealing information whilst sitting at computer desks and breaking into electronic systems and servers instead of wearing balaclavas and breaking into houses.
In the absence of proper cybersecurity planning, securities, measures, practices, and procedures, it is simply open season for hackers to break in and steal swathes of information. It only takes one hole in a defence or one chink in the armour and hackers could find their way into databases and could steal the information for potentially millions of people, depending on the size of an organisation. Many hackers will do so to steal particularly valuable information that they could then go on to sell to be used for fraud and theft. In other cases, it can be about holding organisations to ransom and demanding a payment to be issued in order to restore systems or return potentially exposed data.
In the absence of proper cybersecurity planning in place, data is vulnerable, and exposure and misuse events could take place. Where they do, the GDPR can entitle a victim whose information has been misused or exposed to claim compensation for any distress caused by the loss of control of personal information.
It can be incredibly distressing to know that our information is in the hands of criminals, which is recognised in respect of pursuing damages for distress. A victim could be entitled to recover thousands of pounds alone just for distress, even if no actual fraud or theft has taken place. If fraud or theft has taken place and money has been lost, that can be considered part of a claim in terms of the recovery of losses and expenses. However, in most cases, people pursue damages for just the distress alone, and you could be entitled to recover thousands of pounds in compensation.
You can find out today if we are able to represent you for a legal case on a No Win, No Fee basis by contacting our team for free, no-obligation legal advice here now.
We are proven, Leading GDPR Solicitors from the UK representing thousands of people in both individual and group and multi-party action cases. We have launched over 60 group and multi-party legal actions to date, having been working in this niche and complex area of law for almost a decade. This is a great deal longer than many other law firms out there.
We have recovered over £1m in damages for mostly individual clients to date, with our average pay-out being just over £6,000.
In some cases, some law firms try to settle data breach claims quickly and cheaply because they lack the knowledge and understanding of maximising compensation cases. Make sure you do not fall foul of such solicitors and make sure you instruct leading GDPR solicitors.
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