If your personal information has been exposed in a local authority data leak, you could be entitled to claim data breach compensation with us on a No Win, No Fee basis.
As a leading firm of data leak lawyers representing thousands of clients for cases, we are here to help you. After all, we are called The Data Leak Lawyers for a reason – we have a long history of fighting for the rights of innocent victims who have been wronged, with millions of pounds in damages recovered over the years we have been helping people in civil legal matters.
Council data breach compensation claims are one of the most common types of individual legal cases that we take forward for people. They can be worryingly common and the impact for the victim can be substantial. Here’s a little advice about when you can claim, how we can approach valuing a case, and how to speak to our team about your No Win, No Fee options.
Claim compensation for a local authority data leak
You could be entitled to claim compensation as a victim of a local authority data leak if your information has been exposed in this way.
Some classic examples of where you may have a legal case can include:
- Information leaked by email, with a common scenario involving mass emails sent where the recipients’ information is visible (usually in the CC box), or where the wrong data is in the email, or information is contained in an attachment spreadsheet;
- Information leaked by post, which could arise from mail merge errors resulting in the wrong people receiving the wrong information. Other common examples include post for more than one person ending up in the same envelope, or simply being sent to the wrong person;
- Data being published online, or being accessible online, when it should not have been;
- Accidental disclosures without proper consent.
The GDPR can allow a victim of a data leak like this to receive compensation for any distress suffered that’s caused by the loss of control of personal information. How much you could be entitled to claim for in terms of data leak compensation amounts will often depend on the extent and severity of the leak, and how this has affected you.
We could factor in elements such as:
- The nature of the data exposed – the more personal and sensitive it is, the more a case could be worth;
- How much information has been leaked – the more involved, the more a claim could be valued at;
- Who information has been leaked to, and how you have been personally affected.
You could be entitled to receive thousands of pounds in compensation for a successful legal case. It’s important to remember that local authorities can hold a wealth of incredibly personal and sensitive data, which can include medical data, financial information and the usual personal details. As such, any leak could cause substantial distress for the victim.
Are you eligible for No Win, No Fee representation?
You could be eligible for No Win, No Fee legal representation from our expert team when you make a claim for compensation for a local authority data leak.
The two common questions we usually ask ourselves when we consider if we can take a case forward are:
- Has there been a breach of the law? i.e. has the leak arisen from some kind of negligence?;
- Have you suffered distress as a result of the leak?
If the answer to both these questions is yes, that’s when you could be entitled to receive compensation. If we believe that there are solid grounds for us to be able to pursue a case for you on the basis that we can succeed with it, that’s when we may be able to offer No Win, No Fee representation. In short, this means that we can write off our legal fees if the case doesn’t succeed, subject to the terms and conditions of the agreement in place.
Free, no-obligation advice today
If you believe that you have suffered as a result of a local authority data leak, you don’t have to suffer in silence.
Our team is on hand now to offer you free, no-obligation advice about your options. If we feel we can help you, we can represent you right now on a No Win, No Fee basis. So, what have you got to lose?
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First published by Matthew on June 29, 2020
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