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If you’ve been victim of a Suffolk Council data breach, we may be able to help you; and you’re not alone either!

Recent data reportedly indicated that there has been an increase of around a third in terms of the number of reported Suffolk Council data breach incidents in 2018 when compared to 2017. Suffolk Council has suggested that this could be because of the new GDPR that came into force last year. They’ve also suggested it could be due to greater awareness from staff, meaning more breaches are being reported.

But that doesn’t mean that those breaches haven’t been taking place. With council data breaches being one of the most common cases we help people with, we can’t say we’re surprised by this latest report.

Increase in reported Suffolk Council data breach incidents

Although the increase in the reported Suffolk Council data breach incidents has been put down to legislation changes and greater awareness, you need to look at the underlying facts. If the increase is purely down to that, you can argue that there’s a fair amount of breaches that simply went unreported in the past.

So, this doesn’t mean those breaches didn’t happen. It could mean they slipped under the radar. For the victims whose data may have been unknowingly compromised, this is a real concern.

Can you claim compensation for a Suffolk Council data breach incident?

You may be able to claim compensation as a victim of a Suffolk Council data breach incident.

Council data breach incidents are common and can have a severe impact on the victims. Councils and local authority agencies hold a wealth of very personal and sensitive data about thousands of people. This data can include income information, personal details and medical data.

In the wrong hands, or when exposed in a breach, this can cause serious stress for the victim.

A council data breach incident can happen so easily as well. An email or a letter could go to the wrong recipient(s). A lack of funds for IT and security could open the door for hackers. Human error could lead to data being accidentally published when it shouldn’t be.

A victim of a council data breach may be eligible for our No Win, No Fee guarantee.

For free, no-obligation advice about claiming, please contact the team for assistance.

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First published by Matthew on January 16, 2019
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