Social services data breaches can be extremely serious. Social services hold information on vulnerable children and their parents, and their job is to protect this information and safeguard the welfare of vulnerable children.
As such, data breaches of this nature can be extremely serious and can put vulnerable people at risk.
Your Lawyers (T/a The Data Leak Lawyers) are highly experienced in the complex area of data breach law as a leading firm in the UK, and we have been representing clients in privacy matters as far back as 2014. We are currently representing victims across dozens of multi-party and group action claims, and our expert team is ready to help you if you have been affected by a data breach; particularly any social services data breaches.
Social services data breaches
Social services data breaches can be one of the more dangerous types of data breaches because of the nature of the sensitive information involved.
Social services hold a great deal of personal information about children and their parents, particularly vulnerable children. The data involved in these breaches could include highly sensitive details as well as the usual name and contact information. Sensitive data could include medical records, domestic matters, disability data, and more.
All social services departments have an important duty to protect this information, but many still often lack robust security, and many do not have adequate systems and procedures in place to protect data, resulting in social services data breaches. We can tell you this from a great deal of experience, and we know how serious these kinds of breaches can be for the victims and their families.
What can you claim for?
If you have been affected by social services data breaches, you could be eligible to make a compensation claim with us on a No Win, No Fee basis.
Depending on the severity of the breach, the data involved in the breach, and who it has been exposed to, or misused by, data breach compensation amounts can be substantial.
When valuing data breach claims, we often look at two main things: the first is General Damages, which covers any distress caused by the loss of control of your personal data. The second is Special Damages, which can include any losses or expenses incurred as a result of the breach.
In the case of social services data breach claims, it is most likely that you will make a claim based on the distress caused to you and your family. Of course, if any scams or fraudulent activity occur from the breach, you could be eligible to make a claim for that as well.
Start your claim with the Data Leak Lawyers
If you have been affected by a data breach, you could be eligible to make a data breach compensation claim with us today.
It is important that you get in touch to see if you have a claim.
We have years of experience in the complex area of data breach law. In 2018, we were appointed by the High Court of Justice to the Steering Committee of the British Airways Group Action claim. This is the first GDPR Group Litigation Order (GLO) in England and Wales.
Speak to a member of our legal team today for free, no-obligation advice about your claim.
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First published by Matthew on December 28, 2020
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