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leaked by the council
November 30, 2023

Justice: £10,000 Settlement in Case of Data Leaked by the Council

Data leaked by the council can cause catastrophic problems, and our relentless efforts secured a £10,000 settlement for a client where this style of incident took place.

In an era dominated by digital information, the protection of sensitive data is paramount. Unfortunately, there are instances where trusted entities, such as councils, inadvertently disclose private information, causing immense distress to individuals.

At The Data Leak Lawyers, we stand as advocates for those affected by such breaches, ensuring they receive the compensation they rightfully deserve. In an incident involving data leaked by a council, we secured damages following our unwavering commitment to holding negligent parties accountable for their actions.

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unlawfully accessing social service records
November 07, 2023

Unlawfully Accessing Social Service Records: Claiming Data Breach Compensation

In an era dominated by digital information, the unauthorised access of personal records has become a pressing concern for individuals and organisations alike. Recent incidents, such as the ICO investigation into unlawfully accessing social service records, shows the gravity of such incidents.

As experts in data protection, The Data Leak Lawyers is committed to assisting victims in their pursuit of justice and compensation. In this guide, we will delve into the steps you can take to claim data breach compensation, with a focus on the ICO investigation referenced above.

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contact details in domestic abuse matters
October 26, 2023

Protecting Contact Details in Domestic Abuse Matters: £10,000 Settlement

In an age where personal privacy is paramount, The Data Leak Lawyers once again showcased our expertise in the intricate realm of law concerning contact details in domestic abuse matters.

In another case example of its kind, our victory came in the form of a significant £10,000 settlement obtained for a previous client. Our client’s sensitive information had been disclosed to an ex-partner, leading to not only a breach of privacy but also immense emotional distress.

This success reaffirms our position as leaders in the niche and complex area of privacy compensation law.

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Gloucester City Council GDPR
October 23, 2023

Gloucester City Council GDPR ICO Matters

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has been looking into Gloucester City Council GDPR compliance and has subsequently issued a reprimand.

Gloucester City Council has reportedly been on the wrong end of the ICO review over serious concerns in respect of compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This review may leave many individuals concerned about the safety of their personal information being held by the local authority.

If you have been affected by a council GDPR breach, it is crucial to know your rights and how to claim the compensation you deserve. You can talk to our team for free, no-obligation legal advice here now.

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sensitive CSA data breach
October 19, 2023

£14,000 Settlement in Compensation for Sensitive CSA Data Breach

We previously recovered £14,000 for a client we represented in a case involving a sensitive CSA data breach, demonstrating how severe this kind of privacy breach can be.

In an age where data is the lifeblood of organisations, the mishandling of sensitive information can have devastating consequences for individuals. If you have fallen victim to a CSA data breach, you may be entitled to compensation for any harm you have suffered.

At The Data Leak Lawyers, we are dedicated to helping individuals navigate the complex world of data breach compensation claims. We know all too well about the intricacies of claiming compensation for a CSA data breach, with one previous success involving securing a £14,000 settlement for a client whose data was wrongfully disclosed.

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outsourcing public services
October 02, 2023

Outsourcing Public Services and Data Breach Compensation

In the modern landscape of public administration, outsourcing public services has become a common practice, but the risk of data breaches can be very real.

The perceived benefits of efficiency and cost-effectiveness can sometimes be accompanied by challenges, such as data breaches. When sensitive information is mishandled, individuals’ privacy can be compromised.

Read on for some advice as we delve into the realm of outsourcing public services and shed light on the steps you can take, including seeking compensation in cases of local authority data breaches. You can contact our team for free, no-obligation legal help about starting a privacy compensation case here now.

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St Helens Council data breach
September 15, 2023

St Helens Council Data Breach: Ransomware and Phishing Risks

The recent St Helens Council data breach, which involved a warning about phishing attacks, serves as a stark reminder of the vulnerabilities we all face in the digital landscape.

In today’s digitally connected world, data breaches are a growing concern. If you have been affected by such an incident, it is crucial to understand your rights and how to claim compensation.

We can provide guidance on seeking compensation for ransomware and phishing-related damages. Make sure to speak to our team for free, no-obligation legal advice about starting a privacy compensation case here now.

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domestic violence data breaches
August 22, 2023

Domestic violence data breaches – claiming compensation

Domestic violence data breaches can be some of the most significant privacy cases that we represent people for on a No Win, No Fee basis as leading GDPR compensation experts.

It is important to make sure that you obtain specialist representation for a case of this nature, and we have a lot of experience in representing people for these cases, and in the niche and complex area of GDPR compensation law. Make sure you contact our team for free, no-obligation legal advice here now.

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council data protection failures
July 03, 2023

Compensation for council data protection failures

Victims of council data protection failures could be eligible to recover GDPR compensation and we may be able to represent you for a legal case on a No Win, No Fee basis.

Your Lawyers, as Leading Data Leak Specialists helping victims of privacy matters in England and Wales, could help you to recover thousands of pounds in compensation. Get started by contacting our team for free, no-obligation legal help here now.

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social services disclosing
June 29, 2023

Social services disclosing information: over £20,000 recovered

The team here at Your Lawyers – the Data Leak Lawyers – were pleased to have recovered well over £20,000 in damages for a client in respect of a matter involving social services disclosing data without consent.

This was a particularly severe case in which very personal and sensitive information was disclosed in a context that caused significant problems for our client.

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