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NHS data security breach compensation claims are some of the most significant that we represent people for as a leading firm of Data Leak Lawyers in the UK.
Our medical information is some of the most private and personal there can be about us, which is why the law specifically protects it and allows us to control who knows what about our healthcare information. If we were to lose this control as a result of a data security breach, the distress that can be caused can be significant. This is why the law recognises this impact and can allow victims of such a breach to claim GDPR compensation, and we can offer No Win No Fee representation to eligible clients.
The importance of NHS data protection can never be understated. The NHS is one of the largest employers in the world and it stores and processes the information for millions of UK citizens. The sheer scale of data protection within the NHS is cause enough to understand how pivotal their role is in protecting people’s private information.
From the thousands of administrative staff, to the doctors and nurses working hard to help people, all employees must be equipped to comply with the GDPR, and they must all make sure they are following processes and procedures. Outsourced or internal security experts play an important role in making sure that systems and servers are defended from cyberattacks, especially given that the NHS – being a part of the healthcare sector – is a monumental target for hackers to go for.
The necessity of treating data protection and compliance of the GDPR seriously must always be seen as a fundamental core of our public health service. It only takes one small incident or one weakness in the cybersecurity armour to result in very personal and private information for huge numbers of people being misused or exposed. Given that medical data is precisely the type of information that we want to remain private and confidential, it is obvious to see how significant the impact can be on a victim if such a breach occurs.
You could be entitled to pursue compensation for an NHS data security breach if your personal information has been misused or exposed in an incident. The GDPR can entitle you to recover damages for any distress that has been caused by the loss of control of your personal information. How we can account for this distress can depend on factors such as the nature of the information affected and how much is involved. Given that medical data is some of the most personal and sensitive there can be, it is easy to see why an NHS data security breach claim can result in a significant pay-out.
We have been fighting for justice for victims of medical data breach compensation cases for almost a decade. As such, we know from our experience how significant the impact of such a breach can be. We have recovered thousands of pounds for victims of such breaches, and damages amounts could be valued between £15,000 to £25,000 in some of the more serious cases. Some of the 50 Group and Multi-Party actions that we have launched involve sensitive medical information, with one of the most infamous examples being that of the 56 Dean Street Clinic of 2015 where the HIV status of hundreds of patients of the clinic was leaked.
As leading Data Leak Lawyers, Your Lawyers understand the impact that an NHS data security breach can have on a victim and why it is necessary to access justice by way of a claim for compensation. Our commitment to access to justice means that we can offer to represent eligible claimants on a No Win, No Fee basis.
You can access the insights and knowledge of our expert team on a completely free and no-obligation basis. All you need to do is contact us here now and our team will be happy to help you.
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