GDPR Data Breach Solicitors
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) governs organisation’s legal obligations when processing personal data. Following the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union, there are now two types of GDPR to be aware of: the EU GDPR and the UK GDPR. Where businesses fail to adhere to the terms of the relevant legislation, resulting in a GDPR data breach, you may be in a position to claim compensation.
The Data Protection Act (DPA) 2018 and UK GDPR are the primary data protection legislation for organisations that process UK residents’ personal data.
The terms of the UK GDPR set out seven key principles which dictate how organisations should process personal data. These are:
- Lawfulness, fairness and transparency
- Purpose limitation
- Data minimisation
- Storage limitation
- Integrity and confidentiality (security)
Following these principles is fundamental to an organisation’s compliance with the provisions of UK GDPR. Failing to do so can lead to a GDPR data leak and provide affected individuals with the opportunity to make a GDPR data breach claim.
At Hayes Connor, we understand how overwhelming it can be to learn that you are the victim of a GDPR personal data breach. Not only are you likely to be concerned about the potential financial consequences and/or identity theft, but you may also be left dealing with understandable anxiety.
If your personal information has been exposed or misused following a GDPR data breach, you may be able to make a claim for compensation. This is something our GDPR breach solicitors will be able to support you with.
Our expert team will work alongside you to review your circumstances and advise on whether you have a valid GDPR breach claim. We can also answer any questions you might have about GDPR individual data breaches and the general claims process.
If you are unsure whether a company handling your data has breached UK GDPR, this is something we can investigate further for you.
Why work with Hayes Connor?
At Hayes Connor, our team have considerable expertise in supporting victims of data breaches, including GDPR breaches. Unlike other firms which offer to help with GDPR data breach claims, we have a wealth of combined experience in handling these types of claims.
We are one of the UK’s largest teams of dedicated data breach solicitors. As such, we have detailed knowledge of UK GDPR, what constitutes a GDPR personal data breach and what the potential consequences can look like for victims. Importantly, we also know exactly what actions need to be taken to make things right.
We ensure that the steps involved in making a GDPR breach claim remain as straightforward and stress-free as possible, while also working to secure the maximum compensation. Our GDPR breach solicitors hold an excellent track record of securing compensation for our clients, often without the need for court proceedings.
Start a GDPR data breach claim today
Think that you are entitled to compensation following a GDPR personal data breach? 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 GDPR breach compensation, please call us on 0330 041 5137.
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How Hayes Connor can help with GDPR breach claims
The team at Hayes Connor have specialist expertise in bringing forward GDPR data breach claims on behalf of clients, which means we are perfectly positioned to advise you if you believe that your data has been mishandled.
We are able to offer an initial consultation where we can discuss your personal situation and how a GDPR individual data breach has impacted you. From here, we can help to establish whether you are owed compensation, how much you could be entitled to and how the general claims process works for GDPR data breaches. You may have a claim whether you suffered specific harm or not.
From here, our GDPR breach solicitors can then guide you through the data breach compensation claims process, ensuring you access the right level of compensation.
How to stay safe following a GDPR data breach
If you have reason to believe that your data has been exposed following a GDPR breach, there are several steps you can take to minimise any risk of further harm:
- Contact your bank or credit card company – this is where you believe your financial details may have been compromised in the GDPR data leak.
- Change your passwords – you should change any affected passwords both on any affected accounts, and anywhere else you’ve used the same ones.
- Get up to date cybersecurity software – this can protect you from being targeted by any cybercriminals who access your data.
- Register with the Cifas Protective Registration service – they’ll make sure extra checks are carried out if anyone attempts to take out products or services in your name.
- Report the breach to the Information Commissioner’s Office – they can investigate how the breach happened and take action against the organisation responsible.
- Speak to a data breach expert – as well as confirm if you’re entitled to compensation, they can also advise you on having your data removed so you aren’t at risk from future breaches at the same company.
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