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fourth anniversary of the GDPR
June 17, 2022

Fourth anniversary of the GDPR – have things changed?

Last month saw us marking the fourth anniversary of the GDPR. As leading data breach compensation lawyers, we ask: have things changed?

Given the number of events that have taken place in recent times, it seems that much more still needs to be done to safeguard personal information. We represent thousands of people for cases now on a No Win, No Fee basis, which shows that breaches are still taking place at a monumental rate.

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new report uncovers councils lack of cybersecurity systems
June 15, 2022

Data breach victims receiving threats from hackers

In some cases, cybercriminals can steal from you directly, using stolen bank details or by hacking your online accounts to make unauthorised payments or transfers. However, there are other cases in which criminals can manipulate their victims by using misleading and fraudulent communication to trick people into handing over private information, or overtly blackmailing them into doing so. When victims receive threats from hackers, they can feel incredibly vulnerable, and it may feel difficult to know what to do.

The current state of cybercrime is such that there are very few of us who will have never been targeted with fraudulent messages or calls. Data breach victims can become even more vulnerable to such communication, some of which can be incredibly threatening in nature. As details exposed in data breaches can fall into the hands of criminals, data controllers can be held responsible for any harm caused to victims.

The link between data breaches and cybercrime is clear, which is why companies in possession of personal information must do their utmost to protect it. Where they fail to do so, they can be held liable through data breach compensation claims made by the victims.

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prevent data breaches
June 03, 2022

Impact of cyberattacks and claiming data breach compensation

The impact of cyberattacks can be substantial for the victims, which is why the law can entitle people who have lost control of their personal information to claim compensation.

We represent thousands of clients for legal cases as a leading Data Leak Law Firm, and we have recovered over £1m in damages for mostly individual clients to date. We offer No Win, No Fee legal representation for eligible clients, and you can obtain free, no-obligation advice here now.

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compensation for a ransomware attack
May 13, 2022

Claim compensation for a ransomware attack

You could be eligible to claim compensation for a ransomware attack, and our leading firm of privacy lawyers may be able to represent you now on a No Win, No Fee basis.

In short, if more could have been done to have protected your personal information, there may be a breach of the GDPR. If we can prove that a breach of the GDPR has taken place, you could be entitled to pursue a case for compensation and you could be eligible for a pay-out of thousands of pounds in damages.

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council data protection breach claim government data leaks
May 10, 2022

Increasing risk of cyber threats – victims claiming compensation

It is no secret that we live in a world of the increasing risk of cyber threats affecting us all, and it is vital that victims whose personal information has been exposed or misused know what to do.

We are Your Lawyers – The Data Leak Lawyers – and we specialise in representing people for privacy compensation cases. We have been doing so for almost a decade, which means that our experience makes us a leading firm in this niche and complex area of law. Our proven track record of having recovered over £1m in damages for mostly singular cases, representing thousands of clients right now, means that our clients benefit from real experience. This can help us to achieve data breach compensation pay-outs that are better for our clients, with our average standing at just over £6,000 per settled case in damages alone.

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coronavirus contact tracing data app data breach risks
May 04, 2022

Funky Pigeon cybersecurity incident

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.

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data breach
April 13, 2022

Compensation for information stolen from the government

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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cybersecurity issues
April 11, 2022

Emma Sleep cyberattack – legal action

We are taking legal action following being approached for help in respect of the Emma Sleep cyberattack that may have resulted in personal details and card payment data being exposed.

It is understood that the company has been notifying customers that they may have been caught up in a cyberattack where payment information may have been scraped from their website. Anyone affected by this incident could now be at an immediate risk of fraud and theft, so victims will need to be vigilant about being targeted. Changing access credentials, regularly checking your finances and speaking to your bank would all be good first steps.

We have accepted instructions to act on a No Win, No Fee basis in pursuit of data breach compensation. As leading Data Leak Lawyers, we fight for the rights of those who have been wronged in data events, and we may be able to help you now.

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Aspen Healthcare data breach
April 08, 2022

Aspen Healthcare data breach compensation action

We are taking legal action following the Aspen Healthcare data breach discovered last month, and we are able to represent eligible clients now on a No Win, No Fee basis.

Your Lawyers – The Data Leak Lawyers – is a leading firm of privacy compensation specialists representing thousands of clients in individual cases and as part of the over 50 group and multi-party actions we have launched. We have recovered over £1m in damages for mostly individual clients to date, and we have been working in this niche and complex area of law for almost a decade. This is a lot longer than most other firms working in data compensation law, which means that our experience is unmatched in our view.

If you have been affected by this data breach or any other, our team is able to provide free, no-obligation advise here now.

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local authority data breaches local authority data leak
March 30, 2022

Fraudsters accessing your computer from data breaches: a real threat

In our digital age, cybercriminals are constantly seeking new methods of stealing and misusing information, typically for their own financial gain. Your private data can be a key tool for criminals, as it can give them a direct route via which to target you. As a result, when your personal information is exposed, it can lead to fraudsters accessing your computer and your private accounts in some cases.

As cybercrime continues to grow, it is vital that third-party data controllers do all they can to protect the personal information which they store and process. From local councils to huge corporations, many kinds of organisations hold extensive personal information, and all must abide by data protection law to ensure it stays safe. Unfortunately, we still do not see satisfactory data protection across the board.

No one should have to contend with fraudsters’ deceitful tactics. If your data falls into the hands of criminals as a result of a third-party data breach, you could be entitled to claim compensation. The law is there to allow you to assert your rights in such situations, and our expert team of lawyers can help you to do so.

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