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You could be entitled to claim compensation for information leaked on websites that belongs to you if you have suffered distress or loss as a result of such an event.
Your Lawyers, as Leading Data Leak Lawyers, is used to representing people for compensation claims of this nature. Please do not hesitate to contact our team here now for free, no-obligation advice to find out how we can help you today.
You could be entitled to claim compensation for incidents involving information leaked on websites. Whether it is a case that data has been accidentally published online when it should not have been, or if documents have not been properly redacted, or if data has been accessible in areas that were not meant to be accessible to the public, such events could constitute a breach of the GDPR.
If there has been a breach of the GDPR, anyone whose information has been misused or exposed as a result of this kind of incident could be eligible to pursue a claim for compensation. Victims could be entitled to pursue damages for any distress that has been caused by the loss of control of their personal information, as well as claim back any losses or expenses that could be applicable.
Depending on the nature of the data that is affected, the impact on a victim could be substantial. If particularly personal and sensitive information has been made available for a prolonged period of time, this could lead to significant distress being caused when the issues are identified.
An infamous example of information leaked on websites includes that of the Virgin Media data leak incident that was brought to light in 2020. We represent thousands of people engaged in a group action for compensation for this matter, where information was accessible online for some 900,000 people. The error is understood to have stemmed from an incorrectly configured database.
You could be entitled to pursue compensation with our leading team of lawyers now on a No Win, No Fee basis. Contact our team here now for free, no-obligation advice to find out in minutes if your claim is one that we may be able to help you with.
Recent media reports from Lichfield Live covered the story about information leaked on Lichfield District Council’s website that has reportedly resulted in the local authority initiating an investigation.
According to the media reports, information about some local residents appears to have been made inadvertently accessible online. The details are understood to include email and home addresses of individuals who had raised objections in relation to the council’s licencing and consents committee.
There are real risks in respect of local government cyberattacks, and it is a case that hackers do target councils and third-party agencies who work on their behalf. This is because they process and store a significant wealth of very personal and sensitive information, some of which can even be classed as “special category data”, such as medical and sensitive domestic information.
All councils need to make sure that they do all they can to prevent information from being misused or exposed as a result of cyberattacks. Robust cybersecurity must be in place to protect our right to privacy at all times.
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