Victims of local authority data breaches can be entitled to claim compensation with our team with the benefit of our No Win, No Fee legal representation.
Council data breach compensation claims are one of the most common types of individual cases that we take forward for people. Of the thousands of clients that we represent, many involve local authorities and their various agencies and service providers, such as social services.
Victims could be entitled to receive thousands of pounds in damages, and we can recover compensation for our clients with our specialist representation. As a leading firm of data breach compensation lawyers, we may be able to help you.
Can you claim for a local authority data breach?
You could be entitled to receive compensation where a local authority, or an employee or agent working on their behalf, has misused or exposed your personal information.
Examples of local authority data breaches that could mean a victim is entitled to compensation can include:
- A council publishing information or documentation when they should not have done so and without clear consent;
- Data being sent to the wrong person by post or email, whether in a singular event, or a mass mail merge or email mail shot event;
- The intentional disclosure of information without proper consent;
- Preventable cyberattacks.
There can be other events that can amount to a council data breach compensation claim. We will usually assess each legal case based on its own merits, so if you think that your data has been misused or exposed, you could be eligible to claim compensation.
This is why we offer free and no-obligation advice.
What do you claim for?
Victims of local authority data breaches could be entitled to receive compensation for the distress caused by the loss of control of their personal information. The GDPR can allow a victim of a breach to receive damages for this, and data breach compensation pay-outs can be in the thousands of pounds for just the distress alone.
Councils often hold a wealth of data about a lot of people. It can include what we may see as the “full range” of information, such as personal details, financial information, medical data, and sensitive family and domestic information. One leak, breach or hack could lead to a serious data breach event, and we have seen from a wealth of experience just how bad a breach like this can be.
Victims could also be eligible to receive damages for any losses and expenses incurred as well. However, you do not have to have suffered any financial losses to claim and you can receive compensation for just the distress.
Compensation for local authority data breaches
You could be entitled to claim compensation for local authority data breaches, and you may be eligible for our representation on a No Win, No Fee basis.
Our team is available for you to speak to for advice on a completely free and no-obligation basis. There are several ways you can get in touch with us today here.
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First published by Matthew on August 11, 2020
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