It has been reported that the number of Home Office data breaches is on the rise, which is a huge cause for concern given the nature of the information that they store and process.
There have been issues reported over electronic equipment and devices not being adequately protected, and documents that contain sensitive information not being properly looked after. It is understood that numbers of events in some areas have increased drastically – a matter that needs to be addressed quickly.
As a leading firm of data breach compensation lawyers, we are used to holding public sector and government organisations to account. We can tell you from first-hand experience just how devastating these types of breaches can be, which is why it is important for something to be done.
The context of Home Office data breaches is worrying
It is the context of Home Office data breaches that strikes us as incredibly alarming. The kind of information that they store and process, which is then at risk in a breach event, can be incredibly personal and sensitive. It could put people at serious risk if certain information is misused or exposed, and this can then cause a great deal of distress and problems for the victims.
If we cannot even trust our own government to look after such personal and sensitive data, how can we trust anyone with any of our personal details any more?
What can victims of a data breach do?
Anyone that has suffered a misuse or exposure of information as a result of Home Office data breaches could be entitled to claim compensation with us on a No Win, No Fee basis. If we think that there is a good enough chance of being able to succeed with the case, that is when we may be able to work this way for you.
You could be entitled to claim in scenarios such as:
- Data leaks by email, post, or from information published online;
- Disclosure of information without consent;
- Data abandoned, whether by accident or due to improper disposure.
- Details being accessed or used without proper authority or reason to do so;
- Cyberattacks that have led to data being exposed.
There can be many circumstances in which you may have a claim, so the above list is not the final list of all the kinds of scenarios where you could claim. It is always best to speak to our team for advice now and we can see if we can assist you with tailored guidance.
How do you get the help that you need?
If you need advice about Home Office data breaches, do not hesitate to get in touch with our team here now.
If you think you have a legal case, or even if you are not sure at all, our team is always happy to provide people with free, no-obligation advice. We can normally tell you quickly if we think that there is a case to answer, and we can take the claim on over the phone if you want us to do so.
Our office is open for extended times so we can be accessible for you. Unlike standard 9-5 law firms, we are open from 9am to 10pm on most weekdays, and 9am to 5pm on weekend.
We are here for you.
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First published by Matthew on October 07, 2020
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