Data Protection & GDPR
Data protection claims
Have you suffered damage or distress as a result of your data being lost, misused or hacked?
Cybercrime and hacking is on the rise and data controllers – those organisations who hold your data – are obliged to protect it under data protection laws. If they fail to do so and you suffer damage or distress as a result, we can assist you in claiming the compensation that you may be entitled to claim.
If your personal data, such as contact details, login details and passwords, bank account or payment details were obtained by hackers in a cyber-attack and the data controller had failed to take reasonable security measures to protect your data, you may have suffered distress from the worry and stress of being the victim of an identity fraud, from having to switch bank accounts and take remedial measures. In a severe case you may have actually become the victim of an identity fraud and lost money.
Distress could also be caused if your sensitive personal data was inadvertently disclosed online, for example by a vulnerability in the data controller’s website being exploited – this may be data that you would not want to be publically available, because it is private or highly sensitive and the fact that it has been made public may cause you great distress.
Under the Data Protection Act 1998, as well as under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), a new data protection law coming into force in May 2018, individuals have a number of rights, which we can advise upon, which include the right to obtain a copy of the personal data that data controllers hold about them – known as a Subject Access Request – in many cases data controllers fail to have full regard to these rights and refuse to provide the data that individuals are legally entitled to. We have experience of successfully applying to the court for an order that it is disclosed.
If you wish to discuss, please call us on 0161 850 9911.
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