Failures to protect customer data: what victims can to
concealing a data breach

Failures to protect customer data: what victims can to

Sign-up to a data breach claim today - use our quick and easy form to begin your claim for thousands of pounds in compensation.

Start Your Claim
Your privacy is extremely important to us. Information on how we handle your data is in our Privacy Policy

solicitors regulation authority

Any company guilty of failing to protect customer data could mean that victims whose information has been misused or exposed can be entitled to claim GDPR compensation against them.

We, Your Lawyers, as Leading Data Leak Lawyers, represent thousands of people who are pursuing privacy compensation cases for consumer data breaches. This includes both singular claims and in some of the dozens of multi-party and group actions that we are helping people in. For eligible clients, we can provide No Win, No Fee legal representation as part of our commitment to access to justice.

Speak to our team for free, no-obligation legal advice here now.

Companies must protect customer data

Companies must commit every effort they can to protect customer data in an increasingly digitised age, and in a time where people are more conscious and more concerned about their information being secure.

Plenty of studies and research have indicated that increasing numbers of consumers are worried about information security, and more and more are specifically avoiding businesses that have been known to have experienced high-profile breaches. Consumer confidence has always been a key matter when it comes to gaining a competitive edge, and it is unsurprising to see that privacy is now a part of that.

Hackers will always target customer data because it can be valuable and can allow them to commit fraud and theft if they can get hold of payment card data. Companies are then not only facing significant compensation claims and regulatory action, but a loss of business when consumers go elsewhere. This needs to be recognised at every single level of a company so they can make sure to take cybersecurity seriously. Too many businesses are failing to act and failing to protect customer data until it is too late and a breach has already occurred.

What victims of a data breach can do

If a company has failed to protect customer data, and this has led to a breach of information where data has been misused or exposed, the victims could be entitled to claim compensation. The GDPR can entitle the victim of the data breach to claim for any distress that they have suffered from that has been caused by the loss of control of their personal information. Most people claim for the distress alone, so you do not have to have lost any money to be able to pursue a claim. If you have then this can, of course, be considered.

What we do is pursue private compensation claims on behalf of our clients. You are not automatically entitled to receive damages, and any regulatory fine from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is not designed to be used for compensation either. What a victim of a breach needs to do is instruct a law firm on a private basis where we can work for you on a No Win, No Fee basis to pursue a civil case for you.

Claiming data leak compensation now

You could be entitled to claim data leak compensation now if your information has been exposed as a result of an organisation’s failure to protect it properly. Whether the leak has been caused by inadvertent disclosure, or has taken place due to a cybersecurity event where negligence has taken place, there may have been a breach of the GDPR. If we can prove that there has been a breach of the GDPR, that is when the victim of a data breach could be entitled to pursue damages.

The best thing to do is contact our team for free, no-obligation legal advice here now to find out if we can help you today.

Start Your Claim

You can call our claims team free from a landline or mobile on 0800 634 7575 or click on the link below to create a call back with one of our expert Data Claims team.Information on how we handle your data is available in our Privacy Policy.

We offer genuine No Win, No Fee agreements for our clients. Why we do this is simple:

Leading Data Breach Lawyers
Our experience speaks for itself.
We will fight for your right to compensation.
Access to Justice
As a victim of a data breach or hack, you deserve your chance to get access to justice.
Risks Assessment
We carefully risk assess your case and take it on if we think we have a good chance of winning the claim.

Request A Callback From Our Team

Fill out our quick call back form below and we'll contact you when you're ready to talk to us.

Your privacy is extremely important to us. Information on how we handle your data is in our Privacy Policy

solicitors regulation authority

Contact is © of Your Lawyers Limited - we are 'Authorised and Regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA number 508768)'
arrow-up icon