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Data Breach Claims
Has your personal data been exposed or stolen? Did you trust a business to keep your data safe and they have failed? If your data protection has been breached, you may be eligible to claim thousands in data breach compensation. Find out today if you are eligible.
What are Data Breach Claims?
Private data falling into the wrong hands can have serious consequences. In today’s online world, our personal data is extremely valuable. Being exposed in an attack, or due to the negligent actions of a company, can cause significant financial losses and emotional distress to anyone affected.
While many companies will take the appropriate actions to safeguard our data, some will cut corners, leaving them vulnerable to cyberattacks. If your data has been exposed due to the security failures of an organisation that held your personal details, you have a right to claim data breach compensation for your suffering.
If your private information has been stolen, misused, disclosed to third-parties without your permission, or lost, and you have suffered financial loss or distress, then you may be eligible to claim.
ClaimExperts.co.uk have a panel of expert GDPR solicitors who can inform you whether you have a valid data breach claim. We can put you in touch with UK data breach specialists who work on a No Win, No Fee. For more information, and to see if you have a valid claim, fill out our quick and easy eligibility checker.
32% of businesses don’t know where all their third party suppliers store personal data.
What are the most common types of Data Breach Claims?
A data breach can be defined as the exposure of sensitive or confidential information to an unauthorised person, intentionally or unintentionally. This can be via a cyber attack by hackers, or it can be a mistake from a company by releasing data into an uncontrolled environment, usually online.
Examples of data breaches include:
- Bank details being stolen via a cyber attack
- Private details being used for fraud or identity theft
- Names and addresses of customers appearing online
- Names and addresses of those who have signed up to sensitive websites, such as dating sites, being exposed
- Medical details being wrongly distributed
- Personal details being distributed in a group email
Consumer data is protected under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018 which strictly protects how our personal data is used and stored by organisations, businesses, and the Government. Over the last few years, phone companies, airlines, tech firms, retailers, and banks have all made headlines due to GDPR failings and data breaches.
Who can claim Data Breach Compensation?
Compensation for a GDPR infringement occurs where there has been a significant breach of your data and you wish to file a claim for the suffering it has caused.
In your free, initial consultation, our panel of data protection solicitors will determine whether you have a valid claim. Our group can help you in various scenarios, including where your data has been:
- Exposed due to cybercrime
- Misused or mishandled
- Exposed after a whistleblowing operation
- Sent to a third-party without your consent
- Inadvertently lost or leaked
- Used for journalism, art, or literary purposes without your consent
- Leaked due to business motives (business plans, banking information)
Under GDPR, organisations are legally obliged to inform you and the I.C.O. (Information Commissioner's Office) about any possible data breach as soon as possible. When they inform you, they should tell you:
- The potential consequences of the data breach
- Measures put in place to ensure this doesn’t happen again
- Details of their data protection officer
If you are unsure whether you have been a victim of a breach, or whether you are eligible to claim, our panel of experts will be able to assist.
51% of consumers expect financial compensation if their information is lost or stolen.
How is Data Breach Compensation calculated?
GDPR compensation can range from a few hundred pounds to tens of thousands in more severe cases. The amount of compensation is dependent on a few factors. Our panel of data breach solicitors will be able to inform you on the outset of your case how much you may be able to receive.
The factors that our panel of experts will look at include:
- Whether you experienced any financial loss as a result of the breach
- How many people accessed your data
- The severity of the breach and the sensitivity of the data
- Length of time between the breach and when you were informed
- How long your data was available to other parties
- Any anxiety and emotional distress caused
Typical data breach compensation claims, like the leaking of your name, date of birth, home address, and email address, can equate to £900-£2,000. For more serious breaches, such as medical information or financial information being divulged, this figure may rise to £8,000.
If the data breach has caused either physical or mental distress, or you have suffered financial loss as a result of the breach, you could claim anything up to £40,000.
What is the Data Breach Claim process?
- Get In Touch
- Review Data Breach Evidence
- Work Out Compensation
- File Claim On Your Behalf
ClaimExperts.co.uk have made claiming data breach compensation as straightforward as possible. Our panel of experts offer a free, no-obligation review of your case when you get in touch. Our expert group of GDPR solicitors also work on a completely No Win, No Fee basis.
Having any evidence of the data breach to hand will speed up the process. After reviewing your individual case, our panel of experts will inform you whether you are eligible to claim compensation.
88% of UK data breaches are due to human error.
Data Breach FAQs
Who can you claim against for a breach of data protection?
You can bring forward a claim any individual or organisation who has wrongly exposed your personal data. This can be within the private sector, public sector, or a charity.
How can I find out if my data was stolen?
Companies are legally obligated to inform you any breach as soon as they are aware of it. Whether the company actually informs you right away may be another matter. If you believe your data has been stolen, you can contact them directly. If you are still concerned, our panel of solicitors can investigate your claim and determine whether you have a potential data breach claim.
How long will a data breach claim take?
Every data breach claim is different, and many involve multinational corporations who often drag their heels in relation to handing out compensation. If the company accepts liability, the claim may take a couple of months. If there is any argument, it could be a little longer. Our panel will keep you update throughout your case in relation to timelines.
How Can We Help?
ClaimExperts.co.uk are able to put you in touch with UK expert data breach compensation solicitors. They can assist you in bringing forward your claim against the company who wrongly leaked your information and caused you distress.
- Reclaim £1000’s in compensation
- No Win, No Fee
- Panel of GDPR Experts
- Fully regulated by the FCA
- Free initial review of your data breach case
If you believe your information has ended up in the wrong hands without your permission, you could be entitled to thousands in compensation. Potentially millions of UK residents have been affected by numerous data breaches in the last few years. If you are one of them, get in touch today by filing our free eligibility checker.
Have you been a victim of a GDPR breach? Are you ready to start your data breach claim? Get in touch with our panel of expert solicitors today to start your No Win, No Fee claim.
You could be owed thousands due to the potential data breach. Find out today if the ClaimExperts.co.uk panel can help you reclaim your deserved compensation.
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