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NHS ransomware attacks: rights for victims

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Victims of NHS ransomware attacks can be entitled to claim data breach compensation with our expert team on a No Win, No Fee basis today.

Attacks against public sectors can be common because cybercriminals do target what they deem to be weaker systems, and this includes the NHS. In 2017, the WannaCry ransomware attack specifically targeted older and more outdated systems that may not be up to date, and the NHS was hit hard. There’s a trove of incredibly personal and sensitive data that the NHS is responsible for, which is another reason as to why it’s a target.

It’s the government’s responsibility to ensure that the NHS is fully protected against cyberattacks by properly funding our national healthcare service. For victims of a successful cyberattack, their rights are enshrined in law, and it’s important that we address this.

NHS ransomware attacks: what you can claim for

Victims of NHS ransomware attacks can be entitled to claim data breach compensation and we offer No Win, No Fee representation for cases that meet our criteria.

In terms of if you can claim or not, this can depend on:

  • Whether the cyberattack was preventable. If it was, a case of negligence could be established which means you could then be entitled, by law, to receive compensation;
  • What information about you, if any, has been exposed or misused in the attack.

If we can establish a case of negligence, and information of yours has been misused or exposed, that’s when you should be able to claim. The law can allow victims to be able to receive compensation for the distress and suffering that’s caused by the loss of control of your personal information. You don’t have to have incurred any sort of financial loss or expense to claim but, if you have, that can be factored into a case as well.

Data breach compensation pay-outs for cases that involve medical data breaches can be substantial because this kind of information is often so private and sensitive. We have a very long history dating back to 2014 when it comes to healthcare privacy compensation cases, which is a great deal longer than most other firms.

How we approach the valuation of a legal case for the distress element of a case comes down to:

  • The nature of the data exposed or misused;
  • How much information is involved;
  • Whether the control over information can ever be regained;
  • The personal impact for you, which differs from person to person.

When it comes to NHS ransomware attacks, data could fall into the hands of criminals with malicious intentions. This factor can also mean that the distress for victims is more severe.

Free, no-obligation advice

Our team is on hand now to provide you with free, no-obligation advice if your data has been exposed or misused as a result of NHS ransomware attacks.

You can visit our contact page here for ways to get in touch.

Our office is usually open from 9am to 10pm on most weekdays, and 9am to 5pm on weekends. We can often let you know right away if we think you have a valid case and, if you do, we can offer No Win, No Fee representation right way. It’s then totally up to you in terms of getting the ball rolling with a claim for data breach compensation.

About Your Lawyers: The Data Leak Lawyers

Your Lawyers – The Data Leak Lawyers – is a leading firm of data breach and consumer action experts representing thousands of victims for data breach compensation cases. This includes individual legal cases as well as over 45 different group and multi-party actions. We also have been appointed with seats on Steering Committee for some of the biggest and most pioneering actions the UK has ever seen, including for the first GDPR Group Litigation Order (GLO) in England and Wales; the BA data breach case.

What this means for you is a proven track record in this complex and niche area of law as our experience speaks for itself. We’re not in the habit of making misleading and pushy marketing claims which we are seeing increasing numbers of in recent months. We’ll tell you about us and then you can decide what you want to do with your potential case.

It’s always worth asking a law firm you approach about their experience and expertise, and feel free to use the information about us as above as a solid marker.

IMPORTANT: advice on this page is intended to be up-to-date for the 'first published date'.

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