If you’ve been the victim of a Home Office data breach, we may be able to assist you with a claim for compensation on a No Win, No Fee basis.
Recent research has indicated that there has been a spike in the recording and reporting of data breaches at the Home Office since GDPR came into force last year. Whether this is down to a greater number of breaches, or just greater awareness for reporting, is unknown. But with the Home Office dealing with a wealth of personal and sensitive information, victims of a data breach need to know their rights.
You can be eligible to make a claim for data breach compensation that stems from the Home Office. Read on for a little more advice.
When can you claim for a Home Office data breach?
We can represent you for a Home Office data breach compensation claim where your information has been misused, hacked or leaked, and you’re a resident of England or Wales.
Just because they’re a government department doesn’t mean you can’t claim. As an organisation, they have the same responsibilities when it comes to upholding important data protection laws. In fact, a large volume of the individual cases we take forward involve public sector organisations. And thousands of people have come to us for our help over the years we’ve been fighting for data breach justice, so you can imagine how many cases we take forward.
Whether it’s an email leak (like the EU Citizens one where they didn’t BCC the addresses in!) or a hack, you may be eligible for a case.
How does the No Win, No Fee work?
If we’re confident enough that we can win the case, we can offer you No Win, No Fee representation.
In short, this means that you don’t have to pay our fees if the case doesn’t win (subject to the terms and conditions, of course).
We take data breach claims forward on this basis, so you can claim with confidence if you need to take legal action as a result of a data breach.
How much can you claim for?
When it comes to Home Office data breach claims, the values can be quite high given the volume of incredibly personal and sensitive information they store and process. It is all subjective, and the amounts depend on the severity of the breach and the nature of the information that has been exposed or misused. But generally speaking, the more you suffer, the more you can often claim for. And in these kinds of cases, victims can suffer badly.
IMPORTANT: advice on this page is intended to be up-to-date for the 'first published date'.
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First published by Matthew on June 20, 2019
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