Increasing risk of cyber threats – victims claiming compensation
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Increasing risk of cyber threats – victims claiming compensation

It is no secret that we live in a world of the increasing risk of cyber threats affecting us all, and it is vital that victims whose personal information has been exposed or misused know what to do.

We are Your Lawyers – The Data Leak Lawyers – and we specialise in representing people for privacy compensation cases. We have been doing so for almost a decade, which means that our experience makes us a leading firm in this niche and complex area of law. Our proven track record of having recovered over £1m in damages for mostly singular cases, representing thousands of clients right now, means that our clients benefit from real experience. This can help us to achieve data breach compensation pay-outs that are better for our clients, with our average standing at just over £6,000 per settled case in damages alone.

Recent warnings from UK data regulators about the increasing risk of cyber threats

Such is the increasing risk of cyber threats these days that the UK’s data watchdog, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), has recently seen fit to remind people to be vigilant.

From pressing the importance of employees reporting suspicious emails, to making sure that you think twice before replying to an email or clicking a link on it, there is a lot that we all need to do to stay safe. We have to acknowledge that we live in a world of greater risks, and that there are easy (and many) ways in which hackers can target us.

The issue of the war in Ukraine also triggered the ICO to remind people about the threat of state-sponsored attacks, particularly in this tumultuous geopolitical climate. This comes after the increasing risks that have been associated with the coronavirus pandemic that saw such a rush to change the way people were working that many organisations were not ready for the risks they faced. Many failed to even grasp the reality of just how dangerous things were and how exposed they were to attacks.

Local government cyberattacks

When we talk about the increasing risk of cyber threats, it is important to address the issue of local government cyberattacks. Councils and the agencies that work for them can be particularly vulnerable given the nature and the extent of the information that they store and process. At the same time, a lack of evolution in some areas has led to there being too little knowledge and expertise in place to tackle the risks, and funding problems from central government does not help either.

Council data breach claims for compensation are some of the most common that we help people with here at The Data Leak Lawyers. The impact on the victims can be substantial, especially when a breach involves Social Services which usually fall under the scope of local authorities.

Claiming data breach compensation now

In a world of the increasing risk of cyber threats, victims of data breaches need to know what to do if the worst happens and a breach occurs. The law is on your side, and you can use the law to pursue a claim for data breach compensation where you could claim thousands of pounds in damages now.

Our team is on hand to offer free, no-obligation advice to anyone affected by a data breach, and you can contact us here now to discuss what has happened to you.

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