No one is above important data protection legislation. Victims can be eligible to make a Home Office data breach compensation claim when information is leaked, exposed, or misused, and we can help.
It’s important to know that there’s no hiding from important data protection laws. It applies to all, and this includes public sector bodies and government departments. With a recent spate of hundreds of Home Office data breach reported in the media, it’s important that victims understand their rights.
We’re here to help. If we can represent you for a compensation claim, we can offer No Win, No Fee representation.
The GDPR applies to all
It’s simple: the GDPR applies to all organisations, public and private. This includes the government, which is why people can be eligible to make a Home Office data breach compensation claim if data is misused or exposed this way.
A legal case can work in the same way as any other. If your data has been subject to a breach, you could be entitled to make a claim for compensation for any distress caused by the loss of control of your personal information. Given that the data they hold can be very personal and sensitive, the distress that victims can suffer can be substantial. This is why data breach compensation amounts for cases like this can be high.
If someone falls victim to a fraud event or a crime like identity theft, any financial losses and expenses could be claimed on top of the distress compensation too.
Recent Home Office data breaches in the news
Home Office data breach compensation claims may arise for victims of the recent issues that have been reported in the news concerning the EU Settlement Scheme.
It’s understood that personal and sensitive documentation, such as passports and ID documents, have been subject to a spate of breaches; more than 100, it’s believed. In the wrong hands, this kind of information and documentation could lead to fraud and identity theft, with some documents reportedly being lost or sent to the wrong address. There was also an incident where the email addresses of 240 applications were inadvertently shared.
News of the data breaches stems from a report conducted by the Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration (ICIBI). With over 3.2 million people involved in the scheme, a lot of incredibly sensitive information could easily be leaked unless it’s properly looked after.
Getting the help you need today
Victims can be entitled to make a claim for Home Office data breach compensation, and we can represent people for legal cases on a No Win, No Fee basis.
Our team is available to speak to for free, no-obligation advice where we can tell you if we think that you have a case to make. All you need to do is get in touch with the team and we will do all we can to assist you.
We’re a leading data breach compensation law firm that’s representing thousands of clients for individual cases as well as in over 35 different data breach group and multi-party actions. With seats on Steering Committees, including for the first GDPR Group Litigation Order (GLO) in England and Wales, the British Airways action, our experience speaks for itself.
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First published by Matthew on April 10, 2020
Posted in the following categories: Claims Council Cybersecurity GDPR Government Security and tagged with compensation | cybersecurity | data breach | data controllers | data leak | gdpr | government | personal data