Domestic Violence and Data Breaches
The long term effects of experiencing domestic violence can be devastating and, for many people, escaping such a situation can be incredibly difficult. If you have been a victim of domestic violence and your personal data has been exposed in a data breach, this could potentially put you at risk of further harm from your abuser. If you unfortunately find yourself in this situation, we can work alongside you to help you claim compensation.
Many victims of domestic violence choose to withhold their identity, or other personal data, to reduce the risk of them being exposed to their former abuser(s). Unfortunately, there have been a number of incidents over the years where data has been lost or leaked by the companies responsible for keeping it secure, resulting in significant data breaches.
We understand how scary it can be for victims of domestic abuse to experience a data breach, especially as it could jeopardise your safety and security. It goes without saying that urgent action needs to be taken in these situations.
Claiming compensation for a domestic violence data breach can be essential to help cover the costs of certain protective measures, such as moving home. Data breach compensation can also help to make amends for the emotional impact of experiencing such a traumatic event.
If you are a victim of domestic abuse and your data has been put at risk or your address has been exposed, there are a number of options available to you.
Any organisation who collects and stores your personal data has a legal obligation to keep it secure under the terms of the Data Protection Act 2018. In 2018, the Information Commissioner’s Office also specifically outlined how the personal data of domestic abuse victims should be handled in relation to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme.
This means, if an organisation loses sensitive data relating to the domestic abuse you suffered, you will have a right to claim compensation.
Why work with Hayes Connor?
At Hayes Connor, our expert team specialise in data breaches only. Unlike many other firms who may offer to help you claim data breach compensation, we have extensive specialist experience in these types of claims.
We are one of the UK’s largest and most experienced teams of data breach experts, which means we know what you are likely to be going through and what needs to be done to make things right.
Our team have specialist expertise in supporting victims of domestic abuse who have had their data exposed in a breach. As such, we will treat your situation with the utmost sensitivity and urgency.
We strive to make the entire claims process as straightforward as possible, while also securing you maximum compensation. Our data breach experts have an excellent track record of securing the maximum compensation for our clients, often without the need for court proceedings.
Start a domestic violence data breach claim today
Think you are entitled to compensation for a domestic violence data breach? Use our simple and secure online claim form to inform us of the details of your situation and our team will get back to you shortly to let you know whether we can help.
To speak to a member of our team now about what to do if your personal details have been exposed in a domestic violence data breach, please call us on 0151 363 5895.
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