Why is claiming data breach compensation so important?
When data breaches or data leaks occur, it could have serious consequences for the victims involved. If the data breached is extremely sensitive, it could leave victims vulnerable to cold callers, phishing scams, fraudulent activity, and much more. Victims claiming data breach compensation can mean that organisations are held to account for their unlawful activities. It is vital that victims make a claim to bring proper justice for themselves and to improve the data protection landscape for all.
Whilst organisations can be investigated and fined by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), fines can be easily disputed, as we have seen recently with the BA and Marrott fines. Further, the money recovered from fines is not designed to be used to compensate victims. To really hold businesses to account for their actions, we need the victims to bring their claims forward and make a stand. This way, data security can be taken more seriously and, hopefully, taking action can help to prevent further data breaches in the future.
Claiming data breach compensation
Now you know the importance of claiming data breach compensation, we can go over if you are eligible to make a claim.
If you have been informed by a business or organisation that your data has been exposed as part of a data breach, data leak, or a hack, you could have an eligible claim. If your private information has been accessed by a third-party without reason or authority, or if your data has been misused or handled incorrectly, or if your data has been knowingly passed to a third party without your consent, you could make a compensation claim.
We know how stressful it can be when your data is accessed by someone unknown or when it has been mishandled, which is why we are dedicated to helping data breach victims. We have years of experience handling data breach claims and we are here to help you fight for the justice that you deserve.
What can I claim for?
Below is a list of factors we could account for when we look at data breach compensation amounts:
- Damages for being a victim of a breach anyway;
- Any stress, worry, and anxiety suffered;
- Defamation proceedings, if applicable;
- Any recognised psychological injury or depression caused by the breach;
- The effect that the incident has had on your social and domestic life;
- Lost earnings from time off work, or for lost earnings if you have to leave your employment;
- Any other financial loss or expense that has been caused as a result of the incident;
- Private treatment expenses if this can help.
Depending on the size of the breach and the nature of the information revealed in the breach, victims could be eligible to claim a substantial amount.
Start your claim with the Data Leak Lawyers
Claiming data breach compensation has never been more important. With the rise of working from home due to the coronavirus pandemic, data breaches and cybercrime are at an all-time high.
It is vital that we hold organisations to account for this.
Start your claim with the Data Leak Lawyers now and we will do our very best to help you get the justice you deserve. We offer eligible victims a genuine No Win, No Fee guarantee, meaning if you lose your claim you do not have to worry about paying our fees, subject to our terms and conditions in place.
IMPORTANT: advice on this page is intended to be up-to-date for the 'first published date'.
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