We can represent clients for compensation claims that can arise from an online council data leak. We can take forward eligible clients for cases on a No Win, No Fee basis.
One of the more common types of cases that we take forward are for council data breach compensation claims. They can be common given the nature and the extent of the information that they hold, which can lead to significant distress and problems for victims if it is ever exposed or misused.
Here is some brief guidance about how we may be able to help you. To speak to our team now for a free and no-obligation claims assessment, please don’t hesitate to contact us now.
Claim compensation for an online council data leak
If you have been the victim of an online council data leak, you could be eligible to claim compensation with our expert team today on a No Win, No Fee basis.
An online council data leak could involve:
- Copies of letters or documentation accessible online when they should not have been;
- Information published online without consent, or accessible online in error;
- Information visible that should have been removed or redacted when it needed to be posted online;
- Successful cyberattacks where portals or databases are hacked and data is exposed;
- Email data leaks where people receive other people’s data, or a mass email event that leaks personal details.
These are just some of the ways that it can happen, and there are other ways data can be leaked by a local authority or an agent online. If the data leak was preventable and/or avoidable, we may be able to establish that there has been a case of negligence, and this can mean that you could be entitled to receive compensation.
What could you claim for?
There are several factors that we can consider in an online council data leak compensation claim. These can include compensation for:
- Any distress caused by the loss of control of your personal information;
- Any psychological injury arising from, or exacerbated by, the data leak event;
- Any losses, such as money that is lost from fraud as a result of a leak, or from lost earnings from time off work;
- Expenses, such as costs you incur from investing in better protection and security arising from your information being exposed or misused.
Generally speaking, the more a victim suffers, the more a case could be valued at. We can consider key factors such as the nature of the data involved, who information has been exposed to or misused by, and now much is involved. This helps us to properly calculate data breach compensation amounts, which you can read more about here.
Free, no-obligation advice
Want to know if you are eligible to claim data breach compensation with us on a No Win, No Fee basis today?
You can speak to our team for free and no-obligation advice here now. We will happily assess the potential legal case and we can normally let you know in minutes if we can help represent you for a claim or not.
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First published by Matthew on September 24, 2020
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