What Is A Data Breach Claim?
A breach of one’s data involves the intentional or unintentional release of one’s private and confidential information; which is then exposed on a wider level to an unauthorised organisation. This breach is classed as a security breach and is viewed as stolen goods by a user or organisation. Here are some examples of data breaches are:
- Credit cards
- Bank account details
- Personal identifiable information
- Personal health information
- Trade secrets of businesses
Impact Of Data Breaches
The use of personal data can have an effect in many ways, not only financially but mentally. There are circumstances were breaches can expose very sensitive data, which will have a profound effect on one’s well being. We understand that breaches may not be apparent until months after the violation initially occurred, which again can cause more stress. Therefore, if your data has not been fully protected you have the right to If an organisation or individual didn’t protect your confidential data, you have the right to seek compensation.
Who Can Make A Claim?
If you are a victim of a privacy violation due to an organisation or individual stealing your data, you have the right to claim compensation for a data protection breach. There is a limitation period for claiming under the Data Protection Act of 2018, which is six years at present. A case should be brought to our attention before the limitation period.
The aim of a claim, is to ensure that your personal data is not continuing to be misused without your consent, ensuring that if any financial loss is returned and compensation agreed for such disorder.
Types Of Data Breach Claims
Our team can help you get the maximum amount of compensation for a wide range of privacy violations including the following examples:
Stolen identity to obtain a credit card fraudulently
A third party gets your data without your consent
Someone misuses your personal information
Company data leaks
An organisation uses your information for journalism without your consent
If you believe you are a victim of a Data Breach, fill in the below form for a no obligation chat with one of our Data Breach Experts.
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