You can claim compensation as a victim of a local Council Data Breach... Find out now if you can join the legal action and claim compensation!
Many people we represent for individual cases involve claims against their local authority. You too can claim with our No Win, No Fee representation.
If you are a resident of England or Wales and you have been the victim of a local council data breach, we may be able to represent you for a claim for compensation.
The first three things we look at are:
The loss of control of your personal information can be distressing, and that is what your claim is for. You can claim General Damages for the distress, suffering and loss of amenity caused. If you have also suffered financially, we may be able to include that in a case as well.
Common examples of local council data breach cases we take forward include:
Whether it is the local authority themselves, or an outsourced third-party that has caused the breach (including private companies hired by councils), you can be entitled to claim compensation.
How we value data breach compensation amounts comes down to the individual circumstances of the case. In local council data breach cases, information exposures can be extensive, and can involve hundreds of thousands of people.
Key information we need to know is practically the same as what we need to know when we determine if we can take a case forward or not.
To further break this down for you:
One of the important things to remember is that a local council data breach can often lead to the exposure of incredibly personal and sensitive data. Local authorities tend to hold all the types of data you can think of; from personal data, to medical data and mental health information, and financial data for tax purposes.
The data they hold can be incredibly extensive, and local authority data breaches include things like social services and schools; both of which are organisations that process and store incredibly personal and sensitive information. There is data related to safeguarding and abuse, adoptions, and sensitive medical information, as examples.
To properly value a claim, we use a combination of our extensive experience, together with expert reports, to determine how much a case can be valued at.
For more in-depth information, take a look at our data breach compensation amounts page.
We are proud to be able to offer No Win, No Fee representation for the many clients that we represent for local council data breach claims.
We can offer you a No Win, No Fee arrangement if we are confident that there is a case to make. We risk assess each claim based on the circumstances, and we decide if it is something that we want to take forward for you.
All you have to do is abide by the terms and conditions of the agreement, and we are happy to write off our legal fees if the case does not succeed. We offer this because we believe in access to justice, and we know that most people would not want to - or be able to - afford to instruct a solicitor on a private-paying basis.
Local council data breach incidents are incredibly common, and a large volume of the clients we represent on a No Win, No Fee basis are for these kinds of incidents.
We have made the process for starting a claim for data breach compensation easy:
If you have been the victim of a local council data breach, you do not have to suffer in silence. Important data protection regulations are in place to make sure there is always a duty to protect your rights to privacy. When your rights are not upheld, local authorities can be responsible for compensating you.
Contact our legal team to join a data breach legal action now.
Our lawyers and legal team are dedicated to helping the victims of data leaks, data hacks and breaches of confidentiality. It's what we do.
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