We continue to represent a large number of victims of the Watford Community Housing data breach who are claiming compensation with our expert team on a No Win, No Fee basis.
As a leading firm of data breach compensation lawyers, we were quickly contacted by concerned victims when news of the breach was first revealed. Following our successful outreach campaign, we are now acting for a group of victims pursuing claims for compensation.
If you have yet to start your compensation claim for the information leak, here is the latest about the action we have launched and what people are claiming for. We always recommend that victims of a data breach start a legal case as soon as possible, so make sure to speak to our team for free, no-obligation advice as soon as you can as well.
Watford Community Housing data breach action latest
We launched our legal action for justice following news of the Watford Community Housing data breach. We are in contact with the solicitors representing the other side as we aim to establish an early acceptance of liability for the victims.
We are confident that we can establish a case which is why we are working for our clients on a No Win, No Fee basis. If liability is accepted, we will look to achieve fair settlements for our clients as soon as we can. We continue to develop the compensation claims we are pursuing as we prepare the cases to either fight the other side or resolve matters quickly and amicably.
What could tenants claim for the data leak?
Victims of the Watford Community Housing data breach, who are mostly tenants, could be entitled to receive thousands of pounds in compensation. How much this will be is very case-specific and we will outline below the factors that can consider.
The GDPR allows a victim of a data breach to be able to receive compensation for any distress caused by the loss of control of their personal information. The law recognises that we want to keep personal information private, and it recognises that we have the right to choose who to disclose information to. When a data leak happens and this right to privacy is taken away from us, victims can suffer from significant distress.
In this case, the data breach has affected many people in different ways. Some of those whose private information has been leaked have suffered significant distress because of the damage that such information being out in the public domain could do. When it comes to data breach compensation amounts, the more you suffer, the more a case could be worth. The context of leaked information is important, because even a name and an address in a case where a victim has suffered previous domestic abuse, as one example, can mean that the information breach is incredibly worrying.
We have already identified that several our clients could face such issues, and we are working hard to make sure that these factors are addressed as part of their legal case.
In terms of actual valuations, each case is different and we will always treat our clients individually to make sure that they receive the maximum fair settlement that they are entitled to. We work with a wide range of leading barristers and experts across the UK who are a part of the dedicated team fighting for the rights of the thousands of clients that we represent. We represent clients for cases whose pay-outs could fit in the average of between £5,000.00 to £7,000.00, but we also represent clients for cases valued at tens of thousands of pounds and in excess of £100,000.00.
Trust our leading team of data leak claims experts
When it comes to a serious leak of private information, an experienced legal team fighting for your rights is absolutely essential. As a firm, we are fighting for justice in over 45 data actions and represent thousands of clients. This includes in some of the biggest actions the UK has ever seen, and the pioneering and ground-breaking litigations as well. Last year, we were appointed to the Steering Committee responsible for the overall conduct of the first GDPR Group Litigation Order (GLO) in England and Wales, the British Airways Group Action.
We have a wealth of experience in representing clients for cases and settling serious data breach claims like the Watford Community Housing data breach. Our experience dates back to 2014, and we have been representing victims for some of the most infamous data leaks to have ever occurred. The 56 Dean Street Clinic leak of 2015 is still one of the most infamous cases of its kind, and our valuable experience in fighting for the rights of those victims means that this action is suited perfectly to our experience.
IMPORTANT: advice on this page is intended to be up-to-date for the 'first published date'.
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First published by Matthew on August 04, 2020
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