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Mobile phone data breaches could have catastrophic consequences for the victims as many of us manage our everyday lives on our mobile devices.
Your Lawyers – as Leading Data Leak Lawyers – represent thousands of people for data breach compensation cases which means we have seen such a broad spectrum of ways in which information can be misused and exposed. As an experienced firm, it is our job to fight for your right to justice and obtain the maximum compensation that we can for any distress that has been caused by the loss of control of your personal information.
Our expert team is on hand to provide free, no-obligation legal advice and you can speak to us here now.
Claiming compensation for mobile phone data breaches requires an assessment as to how your information has been misused or exposed, and how this happened. You could be eligible to claim if an app you are using is not secure and is linked to your personal information, or perhaps where you have not provided consent for certain information to be shared but it has. You may also have an eligible claim if an app is hacked or if your phone is hacked as a result of a problem with another organisation.
Compensation claims for cyberattacks usually come down to the pursuit of a claim in negligence against the organisation that has been hit by the attack. If an app has been hacked, you could have a claim against the organisation responsible for the app. Or, perhaps if it is a work phone that has been hacked as a result of a lack of security from your employer and this leaks your personal information, you may have a case against your employer.
You cannot normally pursue the claim against hackers directly so people must be vigilant when it comes to websites they visit and emails they receive. If you fall for a phishing scam via e-mail or text, or perhaps by a call, were the hackers gained your contact information as a result of a separate data breach, you may still have a claim for the original data breach. For example, if you were a victim of the TalkTalk cyberattack from 2015 and hackers contacted you pretending to be TalkTalk and managed to access your device that way, this could form as part of the claim.
We recently talked about mobile phone data breaches in respect of the security of healthcare apps. Many of us pretty much manage our entire lives on our mobile phones these days, which means that our devices store and process a significant wealth of information. Some of this data can be very personal and sensitive, and this may apply if you make use of medical and healthcare apps. It is imperative that the organisations that run these apps deploy adequate security to protect your information from being hacked or leaked.
We often say that any defence is only as good as its weakest link. If one app is hacked then this could act as a gateway to further information on your mobile device, which is another consideration when it comes to security and what you could do if your information has been leaked or exposed.
You could be entitled to claim GDPR compensation on a No Win, No Fee basis for mobile phone data breaches with our expert team. If we believe that there is a case to answer, we may be prepared to work on the basis that we could wave our legal fees if the case is not successful, subject to the agreed terms and conditions in place.
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