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If you have been affected by a healthcare data breach, you could be entitled to claim GDPR compensation, and we may be able to represent you for a case on a No Win, No Fee basis.
We are The Data Leak Lawyers – representing thousands of people for privacy claims. Many of those include medical data that has caused significant distress to those who have been affected. Some of our biggest and most serious actions involve sensitive healthcare data being leaked or exposed, so we know the true impact that can be caused when such information is involved.
If you have been affected by a healthcare data breach, it is important that you know your rights in respect of what you can do. The GDPR is a powerful piece of legislation that is designed to not only protect us and enforce good policy and practice on organisations, but it is also there for us to rely on if something goes wrong.
In accordance with the GDPR, the victim of a data breach, leak or a hack could be entitled to claim compensation for any distress and loss that has been suffered. In most cases, victims of a data breach could pursue distress that has been caused by the loss of control of their personal information. The law recognises that we can feel distressed when our right to control over who knows what about us is lost, and this can be particularly significant when it comes to very sensitive information.
Medical data is often seen as some of the most personal and sensitive information that there can be about us. It is precisely the kind of data that we want to keep confidential so, if it is ever exposed or misused, we can suffer significant distress. If you have been affected by a healthcare data breach, you can use the GDPR to pursue compensation for the significant distress that you have suffered from.
It is well worth pursuing a claim. Our average data breach settlement amount, which includes minor cases that do not involve medical information, is at just over £6,000 per claimant. Medical data breaches can easily settle for over £10,000, and some significant cases can be valued between £15,000 to £25,000.
The importance of protecting medical information to stop people from being affected by a healthcare data breach cannot be understated. Criminals know the value of medical information that they can use to exploit people with ransomware, and where it can be sold on the dark web for profit. The healthcare industry is a massive target and, over the last few years, it has become an increasing target given the additional pressures caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
Some statistics show that cybersecurity breaches have been at their highest over the last few years, and the medical sector is a major part of this.
When it comes to claiming for a data breach, where it is NHS compensation that needs to be pursued, we may be able to represent you for a case on a No Win, No Fee basis.
The GDPR is the avenue that people can use to seek some form of justice for what has happened, and you are fully entitled to claim compensation for an NHS data breach if you have been affected by one.
The best thing to do is speak to our team for confidential advice on a no-obligation basis here now.
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