Due to the new Data Protection Act 2018 and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) individuals now have more control over their personal information and the data organisations can hold. Over the past years, these leaks have gained more and more attention and you can now claim rightful compensation if you believe you been a victim of a breach of data. Emerald Law is offering NO WIN NO FEE support on any of your data breach issues today. If you are looking for support then simply contact us today via phone, email or contact form – and one of our expert solicitors will be in touch!

What is understood under a breach of data or breach of privacy?

Basically, any unintentional or intentional release of secure or confidential personal information to an unauthorised person or organisation. This can include several items such as credit cards, bank account details, health information, intellectual property, … When data is copied, stolen, viewed, or transmitted by an unauthorised individual, this can be treated as a security incident. Often these data breaches happen online, however, you can make claims for breach of privacy if sensitive information was shared mouth-to-mouth to unauthorised individuals.

There are numerous types of data breaches including:

  • Someone steals your identity or obtains a credit card in your name illegally
  • A doctor shared your medical records with a third party without your approval
  • Your employer exposes private information about you with colleagues such as health issues, pregnancy, …
  • Company data leaks due to whatever reason or circumstance
  • Banks shared your account information and details unknowingly to third parties
  • Any sensitive information such as religion or sexual orientation is shared with third parties

So, am I eligible to claim?

You have the right to claim compensation for a data protection breach when/if you are a victim of a privacy violation due to an organisation or individual stealing your data. There is a limitation period of 6 years – so you need to ensure that you file any legal complaints before that time is up. For public parties, this period is reduced to only one year.

How can Emerald Law help?

Does any of this sound familiar? Then, you have the right to claim compensation if you have been a victim of any similar data breach types. 

As leading solicitors in Liverpool, Emerald Law tailor all solutions to your legal problems with a specialised team of solicitors. We offer all clients:

  • A dedicated team of expert solicitors for your case
  • NO WIN NO FEE basis for all clients
  • We deal with all the lengthy paperwork – saving you time!

As your specialist data protection and data breach lawyers, we can help you receive the highest possible amount of compensation for your personal data breach claim. To report a data breach, contact us today via telephone, email, or fill out our contact form. You have absolutely nothing to lose (and everything to gain) by contacting us for your data breach claim!