If you’re not sure about how to make a GDPR claim, here’s some advice about what you can do to make sure you get the justice you deserve as a victim of a data breach incident.
The new GDPR that came into force in 2018 allows for victims whose information has been exposed or misused to be able to claim compensation. You can be entitled to claim damages for any distress caused and for any financial losses as well. Generally speaking, the more you suffer, the more the data breach compensation pay-out could be.
A really important thing to know is that the GDPR fines that the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) issues are not intended to be compensation for victims. When it comes to justice for the victims, you should speak to a lawyer! As a law firm, here’s out advice in how to make a GDPR claim.
How to make a GDPR claim
The first step to take when it comes to how to make a GDPR claim is to speak to a lawyer like us. Fortunately for you, we’re happy to offer our advice as to whether you have a claim or not on an entirely no-obligation basis. That means no upfront fees and no consultation fees when it comes to asking us for our initial advice.
We can often tell you in minutes as to whether you have a potentially valid claim or not. If we can help you, we may also be able to offer you No Win, No Fee representation as well.
The fines are separate
The issuance of fines by the ICO are separate to the victims making their GDPR compensation claim for any distress and financial losses caused. The regulatory penalties won’t usually cover the question of how to make a GDPR claim for the specific incident, as you normally need to speak to a law firm like us for that.
The fines can be useful in that they can show that the ICO considers that the organisation at the centre of the breach has failed in their duty to protect your data. The ICO fine can be used to support your right to compensation.
Since news of the first two record-setting provisional fines – the BA fine of £183m, and the Marriott fine of £99m – there’s been a lot of speculation about what companies may do to ensure the don’t fall foul of the law. Some believe that these fines will be the catalyst for change, whereas others aren’t sure if it’ll make a difference at all. However, when it comes to making a claim for data breach compensation, you can still pursue your own case in any event.
It’s definitely time that companies start taking GDPR seriously, though.
Speak to us today for free advice
For free advice about how to make a GDPR claim, you can call our claims helping on 0800 634 75 75 or complete an online form and we can get back to you.
IMPORTANT: advice on this page is intended to be up-to-date for the 'first published date'.
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