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An unauthorised access to IT systems event can constitute a breach of the GDPR and can allow victims whose personal information has been misused and/or exposed to claim compensation.
Your Lawyers, as leading Data Leak Lawyers, represent thousands of clients for cases, many of which include those claiming damages for such unauthorised access events. As well as individual cases, we also represent thousands of victims engaged in Group Actions for unauthorised access event cases as well.
Our expert legal team is on hand to provide free, no-obligation legal advice here now.
Organisations are responsible for making sure that their IT systems, databases and servers are fully secure. They are also responsible for ensuring that only authorised personnel with actual reasons to do so can access such systems and servers. The GDPR is the key piece of legislation that governs this approach in practice, and all organisations must abide by it. As such, if there are any instances of unauthorised access to IT systems either from external third parties or from internal employees accessing systems they should not, this could constitute a breach of the GDPR.
In many cases, the unauthorised access events are external third parties such as hackers gaining access to systems. Whether cybercriminals have gained access via breaking into systems and servers, or have exploited vulnerabilities to easily gain access, this can be a breach of the GDPR. The Equifax cyberattack of 2017 is a good example of hackers exploiting known security vulnerabilities to gain access to swathes of information. We represent clients claiming damages for this event.
There can also be incidents where information is left exposed, such as in the 2020 Virgin Media Data Leak where a database had been left accessible online for a period of 10 months. We are fighting for justice for claimants in that action as well.
An example of one of the Group Actions that we are pursuing for people for unauthorised access to IT systems is the claims for compensation arising out of the M Moser Associates Limited incident.
In this incident, on or around the 7th April 2021, M Moser Associates Limited contacted employees and former employees by email to inform them of a data breach. The company is understood to have identified suspicious activity on its IT systems and discovered that an unauthorised third party had accessed personal information.
Data affected is understood to have included:
We are taking legal action for anyone affected by the M Moser Associates Limited data breach, and you can contact our team for free, no-obligation legal advice here now.
We can represent victims claiming GDPR compensation with us on a No Win, No Fee basis now. This means that eligible clients can benefit from us waiving our legal fees if the case does not succeed, subject to the agreed terms and conditions in place.
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