Breaches of Data Protection Act Claims
Public bodies and organisations store a significant amount of sensitive data and information and are required to keep it secure according to the terms of the Data Protection Act. Where they fail to uphold these obligations, leading to a data breach, you may be in a position to claim compensation.
The Data Protection Act 2018 controls how your personal information and data is used by organisations, businesses and the government. It is the UK’s implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
Under the terms of the Data Protection Act, any organisation that stores your personal data is required to follow a range of strict rules, known as ‘data protection regulations’. If an organisation is guilty of misusing the data it stores, or fails to keep it secure, this could constitute a breach of the Data Protection Act.
Breaches of Data Protection Act rules may occur if an organisation:
- Stores inaccurate information
- Holds data for longer than necessary
- Mistakenly makes confidential information public
- Experiences a cyber-attack
- Uses data outside of its stated purpose
We understand just how daunting it can be to learn that you have become the victim of a data breach due to an organisation breaking the Data Protection Act. Not only will you be concerned about potential financial and/or identity theft, but you may be left dealing with stress and anxiety for a long time.
If your data has been exposed following a Data Protection Act breach, you may be in a position to claim compensation. This is something our Data Protection Act solicitors at Hayes Connor can help you with.
Our expert, friendly team will be able to carefully review your situation, advising whether you have a valid breach of Data Protection Act claim and answering any questions you may have. If you are not sure whether your information has been misused or mishandled according to the guidelines set out in the Data Protection Act, this is something we can find out for you.
Why work with Hayes Connor?
At Hayes Connor, our expert team strictly specialises in supporting victims of data breaches. Unlike many other firms who may offer to help with breaches of the Data Protection Act, we have a wealth of combined expertise and experience in handling these types of claims.
We are one of the UK’s largest and most experienced teams of dedicated data breach experts, which means we have detailed knowledge of the Data Protection Act and what the consequences of a breach will look like. We know what you are likely to be going through and what actions need to be taken to make things right.
We always strive to make the entire breach of Data Protection Act claims process as straightforward and stress free as possible, while also securing you the maximum compensation. Our data breach experts hold an excellent track record of securing the maximum compensation for our clients, often without the need for court proceedings.
Start a breach of Data Protection Act claim today
Think you are entitled to compensation for a breach of the Data Protection Act? Use our simple and secure online claim form to inform us of the details of your situation and our team will be in touch shortly to let you know whether we can help.
To speak to a member of our team about pursuing breach of Data Protection Act compensation, please call us on 0330 041 5137.