HELPING YOU TO CLAIM COMPENSATION FOR DATA BREACH VIOLATIONS
In today’s digital world, your personal data is a valuable commodity. However, all too often negligent business processes, human error and cybercrime mean this sensitive data isn’t as protected as it should be. According to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), data breaches are on in the rise, with a 3% increase on Q4 2016/17 and a 28% increase on Q1 of the previous year. So, it’s no wonder that consumer confidence is lacking.
If you have suffered damage or distress caused by an organisation breaching any part of the Data Protection Act, you have a right to claim compensation. At Hayes Connor Solicitors, we’ve been helping people to do just that for over 50 years, so we know what it takes to make a successful data breach compensation claim.
DATA BREACH CASES
We can help you make claims against a wide range of private organisations and businesses already fined by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), including:
- United Utilities
- Talk Talk
- Vanquis Bank Limited
We can also keep you updated on upcoming and current ICO data breach claim investigations against the like of Uber. Helping individuals claim compensation for damages and/ or distress caused by violations of the Data Protection Act, we can also help with claims against:
- Health & Medical organisations
- Central and Local Government
- Police & Criminal Justice Bodies
MAKING A DATA BREACH CLAIM
If your data has been breached in a way that has caused you damage or distress, we can seek compensation on your behalf. Likewise, if you suspect your data has been mishandled or lost, we can check whether this is the case, and if so, start the claims process.
To start, we’ll contact the organisation in question, and use any information provided by the ICO, to check if you have had your data breached (if the company has not admitted as much already). Once we have established that your data has been breached – and the extent of this failing – we’ll start the claims procedure on your behalf. We’ll only do this with your explicit agreement.
Details of any breaches are published on the ICO website. We can also keep you updated on upcoming and current ICO data breach claim investigations.
Find out more about making a data breach compensation claim, or contact us today for a free initial assessment.
 As of October 2017