Data breach solicitors
Fletchers Data Claims is part of a wider team of legal professionals; Fletchers Solicitors. Our specialist data breach solicitors handle both corporate data breaches and individual cases. So, if you have been affected by a group data breach, or if your personal data has been mishandled by an individual, our expert team can help.
We are experts in GDPR legislation and understand how a breach of private information can impact you – from both a personal and a financial standpoint. All data claims processed by our solicitors are handled with respect, empathy and dedication.
What is a data breach?
A data breach is the deliberate or accidental release of secure or private/confidential data to an untrusted environment, without the permission of the individual. Data can either be breached through reckless care for the storage of your data, for example not password protecting documents or leaving personal files/laptops on public transport, as well as through more targeted hacks and data thefts by cyber criminals.
Who can make a data breach claim?
Anyone who has been impacted by a data breach can make a claim through our trusted team of legal professionals. If your personal data has been leaked to an untrusted environment, it is important to seek advice from qualified data breach solicitors. This ensures a level of trust and reassurance, that is so important following an intrusion of privacy such as this. Our team will guide you through the claims process and endeavour to secure the compensation you deserve, following the distress of a experiencing a data breach.
The impact of a data breach
The introduction of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance should in theory make our personal data much safer. But when these regulations are breached, it has huge consequences for those involved. GDPR is hailed as the toughest privacy and security law in the world. It imposes obligations onto organisations worldwide, so long as they target or collect data related to people in the EU. The regulation itself is large and far-reaching, and therefore, working with specialist GDPR breach solicitors when you have experienced a leak in personal data, will ensure the claims process runs smoothly for you.
How to pursue a data breach claim
If you have been the victim of a data breach, you may be entitled to compensation for the distress caused. Even if you are lucky and the breach does not result in any specific loss or damage, you are still rightly entitled by law to claim compensation for distress caused by the incident. It is important that organisations treat your data lawfully, with care and respect, and are held to account when they fail to do so.
In most cases of claim for distress following a data breach, the minimum level of damages to be sought at a settlement stands between £750 to £1,000, but with any data breach the value could be much higher depending on the circumstances and effects of the breach.
If the breach has caused you specific losses and damages or was particularly sensitive in nature, then the amount of compensation could be significantly higher. This is why it is important to contact a knowledgeable legal team like us to ensure that your case is properly assessed and the right amount of compensation is awarded.
All advice provided is free of charge and if we take your case on, we always work on a no win-no fee basis. That means if your claim following a data breach is not successful, you will not be charged a penny.