Legal help for data breach compensation claims

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Pensions Management Institute data breach

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The Pensions Management Institute data breach is understood to have affected 1,700 people after hackers gained access to the Outlook account of a PMI employee.

We understand that those whose information has been exposed in the attack have been targeted with emails directing them to a third-party website. Victims of the security incident are at an immediate risk of fraud and theft and will need to be vigilant for any contact that they now may receive.

As a leading firm of data breach lawyers, we are used to representing clients for these kinds of cases. The standard tricks that criminals use to steal money and further information can work, and people need to be careful.

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Police accessing confidential information: data breach advice

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Cases where the police accessing confidential information has amounted to a data breach is not something that anyone should take lightly, and victims do have rights.

The police service and its employees will have access to a great deal of personal and sensitive data to be able to do their jobs. Access to police computer networks and files on investigations and criminal records is a requirement for many. However, like anyone else, the police and its employees must still comply with important data laws and the GDPR. Access and use of information should only be carried out when there is authority and purpose to do so.

If someone does breach data protection laws at the police service, do not worry about having no rights because you are going up against law enforcement. You do have rights, and we may be able to help you. We may also be able to offer No Win, No Fee representation for a legal case.

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Compensation for hotel cyberattacks

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You could be eligible to claim for travel data breaches and receive compensation for hotel cyberattacks, and we may be able to represent you for a case on a No Win, No Fee basis.

The travel and tourism industry is a significant target for hackers as they can get away with a huge amount of personal and sensitive data. Hotels, airlines, package providers, intermediaries, and others could all be a valid target. One successful cyberattack could lead to the data for millions of people being exposed, as we have seen in some of the recent data breaches that have taken place in the UK and across the world.

As a leading firm of data breach compensation lawyers, here’s our take on the topic as well as advice about how we can represent you for a legal case.

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Cyberattack compensation: when can you claim?

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When can you make a claim for cyberattack compensation? How can you hold an organisation to account that has been breached? How can we help you on a No Win, No Fee basis?

These are common questions when it comes to cyberattack compensation cases. Many may think that the only way you could claim is to sue those responsible for the attack – i.e. the hackers. This isn’t really a feasible option, but you can be eligible to claim compensation against the organisation that has been attacked. They have an important duty to protect themselves and your information, so if they have fallen short, you could be eligible for a case.

Data protection is the law. The GDPR puts a duty on organisations to take reasonable steps to protect the information that they store and process. If they fail to uphold this duty, they can be negligent.

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Blackbaud data breach compensation

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Having been contacted for help by victims of the Blackbaud data breach whose information was hacked, we are taking claims for compensation forward for victims on a No Win, No Fee basis.

There are thought to be over 120 organisations affected so far by the breach, including multiple universities and charities. A wealth of data was exposed in the attack which led to Blackbaud reportedly paying the ransom that was demanded by the hackers who managed to access the information.

If you have been told that you are affected by the cyberattack, we may be able to help you.

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Gloucestershire Council data breaches

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Gloucestershire Council data breaches have been in the news following an annual report that outlined a number of incidents, some of which looked to be serious.

As we often say, council data breach compensation claims are one of the most common types of individual legal cases that we take forward for people. They can be unfortunately common, and they can also cause a great deal of harm for the victims. In fact, a couple of the cases that we resolved this year alone settled for between £7,000.00 and £9,000.00, and both involved sensitive information being accidentally shared. It can easily happen, but the damage from data being misused and exposed can be severe.

As a leading firm of data breach lawyers, we’re more than used to seeing the impact for the victims, which is why we do what we do.

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Have you been the victim of data theft or loss?

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If you have been the victim of data theft or loss, you could be entitled to claim compensation and you could benefit from our No Win, No Fee legal representation.

Despite the GDPR and how much a group action compensation action could amount to, information is being misused and exposed all the time. The GDPR ought to have been a real catalyst for change yet, despite this, we’re still seeing huge numbers of incidents taking place.

The victims of a data breach have rights. Here’s some brief guidance about the rights and how we can help.

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Compensation for the leak of sensitive data

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When it comes to claiming compensation for the leak of sensitive data, you need the right kind of help and expertise to be able to achieve some form of justice for what you have been through.

Given our extensive experience in representing clients for these types of cases, we really do fully understand – better than most – just how bad this can affect you. As a leading firm of data breach lawyers, we have been at the forefront of this emerging area of law for the last five years, which is a great deal longer than many others. We have represented clients and succeeded with claims for some of the most infamous and sensitive data leaks the UK has ever seen.

It’s important to know that you have a voice and the right to claim compensation. We do offer No Win, No Fee representation for these kinds of cases. Let’s see if we can help you today.

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Have I Been Pwned set to hit 10 billion milestone

Have I Been Pwned

As a leading firm of data breach compensation lawyers, we’re concerned to hear of the milestone that’s about to come for the Have I Been Pwned website.

According to media reports from the Evening Standard, the repository site is about to hit a significant and concerning milestone of 10 billion hacked personal records. This is thought to not even include the recent easyJet breach where 900,000 million records were involved.

This news really does highlight just how significant the risk of breaches and attacks are nowadays, and it hits home that the threat of hackers continues to grow.

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Councillors breach data protection laws – rights for victims

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Where councillors breach data protection laws, the victim whose information has been misused or exposed can be entitled to bring a claim for compensation.

We represent thousands of victims for cases on a No Win, No Fee basis. One of the most common types of individual cases are for council data breach compensation claims, so we know how bad the impact can be for the victim.

Victims could be eligible to receive thousands of pounds in damages for the distress caused by the misuse of, or loss of control of, their private information. Here’s some brief guidance in terms of who is responsible for a claim when this happens, what you can, and how we can help you today.

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