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mobile phone data breaches
July 27, 2022

Mobile phone data breaches – claiming compensation

Mobile phone data breaches could have catastrophic consequences for the victims as many of us manage our everyday lives on our mobile devices.

Your Lawyers – as Leading Data Leak waive our legal fees if theLawyers – represent thousands of people for data breach compensation cases which means we have seen such a broad spectrum of ways in which information can be misused and exposed. As an experienced firm, it is our job to fight for your right to justice and obtain the maximum compensation that we can for any distress that has been caused by the loss of control of your personal information.

Our expert team is on hand to provide free, no-obligation legal advice and you can speak to us here now.

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affected by a cyberattack
July 06, 2022

Phishing emails after data breaches

Phishing emails after data breaches can be a common occurrence, as criminals and hackers use exposed information to try to commit fraud and theft.

Your Lawyers, as leading Data Leak Lawyers, know all too well the risks that people face, which is why our work as privacy claims specialists is incredibly important. We are here to support our clients and pursue justice in the form of a compensation claim for any distress or harm that they have suffered when personal information has been misused or exposed.

You can contact the team here now to find out if you are eligible to claim; No Win, No Fee.

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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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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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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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Technology Software
November 16, 2021

What to do after a cyberattack – compensation claims advice

When a cyberattack occurs, the response effort is extremely important in determining how far the collateral damage may extend. Data controllers who have succumbed to hacks have an important responsibility to face up to any mistakes made and repair vulnerabilities as soon as possible. Unfortunately, the attacked companies themselves cannot always be relied upon to respond quickly and effectively, which is why victims need to know what to do after a cyberattack. And this is where we can come in as data claims lawyers.

From ransomware to phishing scams, cyberattacks can come in many different forms, and data controllers are obliged by law to manage these threats with appropriate cybersecurity defences and response plans. Non-compliance with the law could be costly for victims, causing their information to fall into the hands of malicious cybercriminals.

At Your Lawyers – The Data Leak Lawyers – as leading privacy claims experts, we have honed our expertise in data breach claims over a number of years, making us a leading UK law firm in data protection law. Our specialism allows us to help victims of a wide range of data breach incidents to claim the compensation they deserve.

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ransomware
October 13, 2021

Billions of leaked records – data exposure in 2021

According to a recent report, over five billion personal records have already been exposed in 2021. A number of significant data leak incidents have contributed to the billions of leaked records, showing how cybercriminals are often able to steal information in large quantities.

In many cases, the theft of records can be facilitated by the negligence or errors of data controllers. Despite being required by law to impose strong cybersecurity defences, vulnerabilities are often neglected and left open for cybercriminals to take advantage of.

Your Lawyers, as leading specialists in data protection law, have seen data controllers fail to meet their responsibilities on many occasions, and the consequences can be devastating for those affected. It is not always possible to undo the impact when control of your personal information is lost, but making a data protection breach compensation claim can allow you to hold a third-party organisation accountable for any failure to protect your personal data. In a time in which so many records are being leaked, our work has never been more important.

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