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News of the Funky Pigeon cybersecurity incident has recently been in the media following a cyberattack that has resulted in the platform shutting down services in response to the event.
It remains to be seen what data may have been exposed, although the company appears to be confident that no payment information has been affected. Despite this, there can still be a number of dangers for anyone affected, and people who have previously used the site will need to be vigilant.
As specialists in data compensation claims and consumer actions, we often encounter people who are worried about what to do after a data leak.
It is always concerning to learn that your information has been exposed, and it can cause victims to panic and feel helpless. In this difficult situation, it is important to remember that there are actions to be taken in such situations: both to protect you from further security risks and to hold those who caused the breach accountable for their actions.
When data is leaked, there is often no telling who may have gained access to the private information, but there is always the risk that criminals may seek to misuse it for their own – usually financial – gain. The data exposure itself cannot be undone in some circumstances, but there are further precautions that can be taken in the aftermath of a leak to mitigate the risks to your data and your bank accounts.
A recent report was published by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) after the UK regulator looked into Home Office data protection matters.
These kinds of audits are key to ensuring that organisations are upholding the law and ensuring that people are protected at all times. As Leading Data Leak Lawyers, we know all too well how badly people can suffer when the law is broken, having been specialising in this niche area of law for almost a decade.
For victims of serious council data breaches, it can be important to claim compensation to achieve some form of justice for what you have had to go through.
The GDPR can entitle you to claim compensation for any distress that is caused by the loss of control of your personal information, and you could be awarded thousands of pounds in damages. Your Lawyers, as leading Data Leak Lawyers, has a current average settlement award of just over £6,000 in damages alone for mostly individual clients. This shows that the law can ensure that victims are fairly compensated, and that our significant experience in this area of law can lead to high pay-outs.
We know some other firms that have only more recently started looking into data cases are settling quickly and cheaply, which may not allow for full justice for the victims. Our experience, having worked in this area of law for almost a decade, speaks for itself. Never get duped into accepting anything less than you deserve.
Mishandling medical records can cause the patients affected to suffer significant distress, and this can be compensated in a data breach legal case.
Your Lawyers, as leading Data Leak Lawyers, have been at the forefront of privacy compensation since 2014. This is a great deal longer than most other firms out there, and it means that our experience speaks for itself. With thousands of clients being represented right now, and over £1m in data breach damages already recovered for mostly individual clients, we are the name to trust.
We can help you to obtain some form of justice for what you have had to go through, and you are free to speak to the team for help here now.
We are now over two years on from the Watford Community Housing data breach that occurred due to an email leak in March 2020. If you have yet to claim, you are still in time, but we are at an advanced stage for cases.
We are still able to offer No Win, No Fee legal representation to eligible clients, as the prospects of success remain firm in respect of being able to resolve cases. Your Lawyers, as leading data compensation experts, will always fight for the maximum compensation you could be owed, which is vital to point out at the moment. We know of other firms that are settling claims for nowhere near the true value of their cases, and this practice has been prevalent when it comes to data claims.
We will talk more below about what to look out for when you start your claim for compensation to avoid under settling your claim.
Property firm data breaches can result in a significant amount of personal and sensitive information being misused or exposed, and victims could be eligible to claim compensation now on a No Win, No Fee basis.
Your Lawyers – as leading Data Leak Lawyers – has a wealth of experience in this complex and niche area of law. Representing thousands of victims of data breaches and having recovered over £1m in damages to date, our experience and reputation is clear to see.
We have been advocating for privacy claims for almost a decade now, which is a great deal longer than most other firms out there. Make sure to speak to our expert team here now for free, no-obligation advice.
Human error NHS data breach events can lead to the misuse and the exposure of a significant amount of incredibly personal and sensitive medical information.
The impact that this can then have on the victims who lose control of their personal information and their right to privacy can be substantial. With many of the thousands of people that we represent for data breach cases, many are for medical breach events and many have a factor of human error involved. Some of the highest pay-outs that make up the over £1m in data breach damages we have already recovered for mostly individual clients involve healthcare data, so we know the extent of the impact on the victims.
This is why the expert team here at Your Lawyers – as Leading Data Leak Lawyers – are the right specialists to have on board for your case. We will always fight tooth and nail for your right to justice, and we can do so on a No Win, No Fee basis for eligible clients.
An Equifax data breach settlement has been reached in the US that will see up to $425m available for those affected by the cyberattack that was identified in 2017.
The settlement has taken place in the US which means that it is a separate matter to the legal action being taken in the UK, but this development is positive news in respect of the wider fight for justice. At the time of the posting of this article, you may still have time to join the group action case for compensation as long as you speak to the team as a matter of urgency.
You could be eligible to claim compensation if you have suffered due to information stolen from the government that then has had an impact on you.
You have rights, and no one is above the law; not even the government. Whilst it may not always feel like this is the case, they can be held to account for a data breach, and victims can be entitled to seek justice.
Your Lawyers, as leading Data Leak Lawyers, have taken on the government for cases on many occasions, and we are not afraid to do so when it comes to making sure that our clients can access the justice that they deserve. We can even provide No Win, No Fee legal representation for eligible clients now.
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