HELPING YOU TO CLAIM COMPENSATION FOR CENTRAL AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT DATA BREACH VIOLATIONS
The public sector is privy to a wide range of our sensitive information and this data is regularly shared between organisations as part of modern governance and the delivery of public services.
But, while many of the latest high-profile data breaches have occurred in the private sector, government bodies must do more to improve cyber security. This is particularly important as cybercrime is now acknowledged by the UK government as the foremost threat to national security.
What’s more, despite the threat of crime, it’s human error that is often to blame for data breaches. In fact, the government recently had to make users of its data.gov.uk website change their passwords, following a security breach in which a database of usernames and email addresses was discovered on a publicly accessible system during a routine security review.
But what can you do if your data has been put at risk by a government organisation?
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 central or local government data breach compensation claim.
Find out more about making a NO WIN NO FEE compensation claim, or contact us today for a free initial assessment.