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When victims are notified that they have been affected by a data breach, it can feel like being disconnected from reality. While it may not seem that data theft has the same tangible impact as someone breaking into your home, information exposure can, in fact, lead to considerable security risks and, in some cases, fraud and financial loss. The potentially severe side-effects of data breaches highlight that both victims and businesses should never underestimate data breaches at all.
However, in their approach to data protection, some businesses and organisations show that they have little regard for the consequences of compromising or exposing information. Where companies fail to keep data secure in accordance with the law, they can be liable for the harm caused to those affected.
If you have been affected by a data breach, you may be eligible to pursue a compensation claim. We know how severely such incidents can affect people, and we will never undervalue the difficulties you have had to endure. You can contact us today to receive free, no-obligation advice from our specialist team.
There can be many different types of data breach claims, with the scale and impact varying significantly from case to case. Your lawyers, as leading specialists in data breach claims, has seen the full spectrum, from individual incidents of wrongful information disclosure by an employee, to large-scale cyber incidents that impact huge businesses, such as the Virgin Media, British Airways and Equifax data breaches.
Regardless of scale, data breaches can cause complications for the victims. When contact details are exposed, there is a risk that this information could be used by criminals to target victims with scams and fraud. The risk of financial loss can be even more pronounced when the victims’ bank or payment card details become vulnerable to misuse.
There can also be emotional and/or psychological implications of a data breach, which can demonstrate that we should never underestimate data breaches and the long-term damage they could cause. The thought of your personal information falling into the hands cybercriminals can be enough to cause you distress, particularly in cases of extremely sensitive information, such as medical records. This is something that you could be eligible to receive compensation for.
The incentive to never underestimate data breaches should be enough for data controllers, as failing to protect personal information can result in them being liable for compensation pay-outs to the victims. As leading specialists in data breach claims, it is our job to hold companies to account for negligence in respect of data protection law, ensuring that those affected receive damages for any financial losses or distress caused.
When we pursue your claim, we can assess the specific impact that the breach has had you. By fully evaluating the circumstances of your information exposure, we aim to maximise your compensation pay-out.
We never underestimate data breaches, and neither should you. Whether the data breach was caused by a cyberattack, or you need to pursue a human error data leak compensation claim, we can provide a route to justice
Contact our expert team today for more information on your potential eligibility for a No Win, No Fee claim.
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