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GDPR compensation claims one year on

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We’re one year on from the world of GDPR compensation claims that came with the new legislation that was implemented on 25th May 2018.

We’re pioneers in the field of data protection compensation claims. Before other law firms began looking at them, we were starting group and multi-party actions years ago, and our lawyers are fighting for justice in over 25 different group and multi-party actions. Thousands of people have come to us for help over the years we’ve been specialising in this niche area of law, and we’ve seen the changes since GDPR came into effect last year.

Before GDPR, we primarily used the Data Protraction Act as the basis for the compensation claims we pursued. Now we have GDPR, are things different?

Before GDPR compensation claims

Before we had GDPR compensation claims, we primarily used the Data Protection Act (DPA) for pursuing compensation claims. There has always been an avenue for people to be able to claim damages, and depending on when your breach happened can depend on the laws we use to pursue your case.

Some of the earlier actions we’re fighting for justice in are based on the DPA in relation to the misuse of private information. Examples include the infamous 56 Dean Street Clinic leak, the Equifax cyber-attack, and the We-Vibe data breach scandal.

Is GDPR better?

GDPR is a more stringent set of rules when compared to the legislation it effectively replaced. There are tougher duties and higher standards, and that’s why we’ve seen such an influx of organisations reporting incidents, even when they don’t need to.

People are far more aware of their rights thanks to publicity that has surrounded GDPR as well.

Overall, GDPR compensation claims can be stronger in terms of prospects of success when compared to claims we pursue using the old rules. When it comes to data breach compensation amounts, we still assess this based on the extent of the suffering and loss you endure.

How do you make GDPR compensation claims?

GDPR compensation claims are straightforward to initiate with our simple and hassle-free process. We don’t treat them as private cases like some law firms do, where you may have to pay fees upfront or pay your solicitor whether the case wins or loses.

We offer No Win, No Fee representation in the same way we do for common cases like personal injury claims.

Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Contact our team for a free, no-obligation assessment. This is a chat about what has happened and how you’ve been affected;
  2. If we think we can help you, we can offer you No Win, No Fee representation;
  3. You can start a case there and then on the same call if you like. It’s totally up to you. Now we know at this stage that we can help you (if we can), the ball is in your court.

We’re open until 10pm on most weekdays and open 9am to 5pm on Saturdays and Sundays so we can be as accessible to you as possible.

Start your free GDPR compensation claims assessment today in one easy phone call.

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First published by Matthew on May 28, 2019
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