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GDPR data breach compensation claims explained

If you have suffered as a result of a GDPR data breach, you could be entitled to claim compensation with us today on a No Win, No Fee basis.

We will briefly outline how this works and explain what you could be entitled to receive in terms of compensation. You could be eligible to receive thousands of pounds in damages, and getting started with a legal case is easy with us.

As a leading firm of data breach and consumer action lawyers in England and Wales, we represent thousands of clients for cases. This includes in over 45 group and multi-party actions for data breach incidents. For you, this means that you have a voice for justice.

Claiming compensation for a GDPR data breach explained

Victims of a GDPR data breach can be entitled to receive compensation. The GDPR itself encompasses those rights, and victims could be eligible to receive damages for distress as well as for financial losses and expenses.

In most cases, a victim could be claiming for the distress that they suffer that is caused by the loss of control of private information. There is a good reason as to why we want to keep some information private and confidential, and we have the right to do so. We have the right to only share information with those we choose to, and we can freely limit who knows what about us. But, where information that is deemed to be private is misused or exposed, this can cause substantial distress. It’s not nice knowing that someone knows information about us that we did not want them to know, and this distress is what you could receive compensation for.

Data breach compensation amounts and pay-outs are typically based on factors that include:

  • The nature of the information that has been exposed or misused;
  • Who is involved in the exposure and/or misuse;
  • The volume of data affected;
  • The personal impact for the victim, which can be subjective.

The above will normally form into what we call General Damages, which can be based on the extent and severity of any suffering endured. In addition, victims could also claim Special Damages which can account for losses and expenses. This could be for money lost from fraud that is directly related to a breach, or the cost of greater security after a breach

Claims for a GDPR data breach can easily settle for between £5,000.00 and £15,000.00, or more depending on the nature of the breach and the severity of the impact.

Where we are two years on

We are now over two years on from the GDPR coming into force in the UK. There have been plenty of new breaches that we are now representing clients for, and the new laws do not yet appear to have acted as a deterrent. We’re often in the media as a go-to name for journalists and we often talk about this issue and how more could, and should, be done to protect information in the UK.

Some recent data has suggested that there has been a fall in reports recently in the UK, although other sources indicate increases in reporting across Europe. What is clear to us is that there are still huge numbers of confidentiality breaches arising from leaks and hacks like unauthorised access events or accidental disclosures. Data is still being misused when it should not be, and this all means more people suffering as a result of their rights to privacy being violated.

In the first half of 2020 alone, we have launched legal action for the Virgin Media data breach as well as the monumental easyJet hack and LOQBOX cyberattack.  With circa 10 million people impacted in total across just those three breaches, it’s clear that the GDPR is not yet having the desired effect in terms of being a deterrent.

Free, no-obligation advice

If you have been the victim of a GDPR data breach, you do not have to suffer in silence. We represent thousands of clients for data breach compensation claims on a No Win, No Fee basis, and we may be able to help you to.

For free, no-obligation advice from our expert team today, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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