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I Was Affected By A Lloyds Pharmacy Data Breach, Could I Make A Claim?

After falling victim to a data breach, it’s common to experience some form of damage as a result. Whether your data breach caused financial issues or you suffered mentally as a result, you could pursue a claim for compensation. And that could be the case if you happened to have suffered a Lloyds Pharmacy data breach.

Lloyds Pharmacy data breachThis article aims to provide you with expert information on how you could claim for any damage caused by a data breach. We’ll guide you through the claims process, telling you everything you need to know from the relevant data protection legislation to how much compensation you may be entitled to.

If you’re interested in making a Lloyds pharmacy data breach claim, you can contact one of our specialist advisors at Legal Expert today to receive a free assessment of your circumstances. Whether you’re seeking advice or you’d like to see how our solicitors could help your case, our lines are open 24/7 so please don’t hesitate to get in touch:

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  1. A Guide To Lloyds Pharmacy Data Breach Claims
  2. What Is A Breach Of Lloyds Pharmacy Customer Data?
  3. How Pharmacies Should Comply With GDPR Regulations
  4. How Pharmacies Might Breach GDPR Regulations
  5. Examples Of Fines Issued By The ICO Against Lloyds Pharmacy
  6. When And How To Complain To The Information Commissioner’s Office
  7. What Could Be Claimed For After Breaches, Hacks Or Or Leaks?
  8. Work Out What Data Breach Compensation Victims Could Claim
  9. No Win No Fee Lloyds Pharmacy Data Breach Claims
  10. Finding A Data Security Breach Lawyer
  11. Speaking To A Solicitor About A Data Breach
  12. Quick Resources

A Guide To Lloyds Pharmacy Data Breach Claims

In order to help you understand how to make a claim, we’ll walk you through the process from start to finish, offering our expert advice and top tips.

To begin, we’ll familiarise you with the UK’s data protection laws and explain how Lloyds Pharmacy has a legal obligation to protect your privacy. We’ve also provided some real case studies of past pharmacy data breaches to illustrate how they can happen, with common culprits ranging from hackers to human errors.

In addition, we’ll cover how you could address a pharmacy data breach by reporting it to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), an independent organization that can penalise the pharmacy in question if they find that they’ve acted in breach of data protection laws.

Next, we’ll share some details on your rights in making a claim against the pharmacy responsible for your data breach. If you’re unsure about pursuing compensation, we’ve explained how to calculate how much you could be entitled to and the different types of damage that you could claim for.

To finish, we’ve left you with some of our top tips for data breach claims, including how a No Win No Fee agreement could benefit you and how to find the best solicitor to handle your case. In acquiring legal help, you could not only increase your case’s chance of success but boost the amount of compensation that you receive in your settlement. Why not contact our team at Legal Expert today to see how our solicitors could help you?

Data Breach Claim Time Limits

If you decide to pursue compensation for a data breach, please consider the following limitation periods that apply to the claims process or you could risk losing the compensation that you deserve:

  • The time limit on data breach claims is 6 years
  • If the data breach involved a human rights breach, the time limit is 1 year

What Is A Breach Of Lloyds Pharmacy Customer Data?

In this article, data refers to any of your personal information that has the potential to act as an identifier, whether that be directly or indirectly. This could include details like your name, address and telephone number, as well as your bank details, national insurance number and medical records.

If the security of your data is compromised, then this is referred to as a data breach. A data breach can be deliberate or accidental, ranging from the unauthorised access, disclosure, leaking or destruction of your personal information without your permission.

If you suffer a data breach at the hands of your pharmacy, then this could jeopardise the privacy of any personal information that you’ve given them access to.

Regardless of your circumstances, if you believe your pharmacy’s failings are to blame for your privacy breach, it might be possible to pursue a claim for compensation for the damage that they’ve caused. To learn more, please continue reading this guide or get in touch with one of our specialist advisors today to see how our solicitors at Legal Expert could help you make a successful data breach claim.

How Pharmacies Should Comply With GDPR Regulations

Since 2018, the UK has used the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) as a framework for its data privacy and protection standards, under the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA). According to this legislation, any non-compliance with these standards can be penalised with a fine, sanction or limitation in attempts to minimise data breaches.

To help you understand the basics of the UK’s data protection laws, here are three key definitions of the roles outlined in the GDPR, which we’ll make reference to during the course of this guide:

  • The data subject – an individual whose data is being processed
  • The data controller – an organisation that controlled how your data was used (Lloyds Pharmacy)
  • The data processor – an organisation that processes your data on behalf of the data controller (typically a third-party)

This legislation established 8 do’s and don’ts that organisations must adhere to in their data protection practices:

Do:

  • Collect data for purposes that the subject consents to
  • Process data in a fair and lawful way
  • Keep data up to date
  • Securely protect data
  • Make data accessible to its subjects

Don’t:

  • Keep data longer than necessary
  • Transfer data to a country without its own data protection regulations

Despite organisations like pharmacies being required to have a secure system of data protection in place in order for them to be able to handle your data, breaches can still occur. If you’ve suffered a Lloyds Pharmacy data breach and you can prove that their failures to comply with data protection laws were responsible, you could be able to make a claim against them for any damage caused. To learn more, please speak to one of our specialist advisors today.

How Pharmacies Might Breach GDPR Regulations

If you’ve suffered a Lloyds Pharmacy data breach and the organisation’s failings were responsible, then this could entitle you to compensation. In this section, we’ll explore some examples of how a pharmacy data breach could occur.

A pharmacy data breach can be the result of a targeted cyberattack, in which hackers infiltrate databases containing personal information with the intention of financial gain. In extreme cases, a hacker may acquire enough of your personal details to use as part of an identity theft crime, which can have lasting damage on things like your credit rating.

In other cases, pharmacy data breaches can be caused by human error, meaning those responsible for protecting your personal information breached data privacy laws. This can happen for many reasons, such as:

  • Documents containing your data being left in view of someone without authorised access to them
  • Outdated personal details resulting in your sensitive information being missent to someone else
  • Inappropriate accessing of your personal data with no valid medical reason to

Examples Of Fines Issued By The ICO Against Lloyds Pharmacy

In this section, we’ll present some real case studies concerning a Lloyds Pharmacy data breach.

In 2020, the Pharmacists’ Defence Association (PDA) reported two incidents of a Lloyds Pharmacy data breach, which they experienced first hand. When the PDA requested anonymised data on the company’s pharmacists, they accused Lloyds Pharmacy of instead sending them personal information, which could be used to directly identify all of its pharmacists.

At this point, the PDA alerted Lloyds Pharmacy of its mistake and asked them to revise their error. However, the company once again sent the PDA personal information, putting them in breach of data protection regulations.

Thankfully, both incidents were recognised as unauthorised data disclosure on behalf of Lloyds and the personal information received by the PDA was swiftly destroyed. Therefore, the consequences of these data breaches were minimal. However, the fact remained that over 2,000 of Lloyds pharmacists had their personal information shared without their consent on two occasions.

In response to this, the PDA reported the incidents to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), an independent organisation that investigates data breaches and penalises any organisations that they find to be non-compliant with data protection regulations. To learn more about the ICO and how they could help your Lloyds Pharmacy data breach claim, please see the next section of this guide.

Source: http://www.union-news.co.uk/pda-accuses-lloyds-pharmacy-of-data-breach-during-recognition-campaign/

When And How To Complain To The Information Commissioner’s Office

In order to have a chance of securing compensation for a Lloyds Pharmacy data breach, you’ll need sufficient evidence to support your claim that their failings were to blame. In this section, we’ll explore some of the ways that this could be achieved.

If you contact Lloyds Pharmacy directly to raise your concerns with them about your data breach, any response containing an admission of their failings could be used against them to support your claim.

Alternatively, if no such response is given, you could reach out to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). The ICO is an independent organisation whose purpose is to offer guidance on data privacy and protection practices in the UK. If your concern is raised with them, they can investigate whether Lloyds Pharmacy acted in breach of data protection laws like the GDPR and the DPA.

If the ICO finds Lloyds Pharmacy to be liable for your data breach, they may penalise them by issuing a fine, sanction or limitation on their data practices. Though these findings could be used as evidence to support your data breach claim against Lloyds Pharmacy, it’s important to stress that the ICO cannot guarantee a successful claim.

In addition, please note that the ICO doesn’t provide compensation, regardless of whether they find Lloyds Pharmacy to be liable for your data breach. Instead, they simply function to provide guidance on data protection practices and encourage compliance with legislation.

What Could Be Claimed For After Breaches, Hacks Or Or Leaks?

After falling victim to a data breach, it’s possible to experience some form of damage as a result. Compensation for data breach claims is typically valued in terms of two types of damage; material and non-material damage.

  • Material damage concerns any financial losses that you may have suffered as a result of your data breach. For example, if your bank details were accessed by criminals, you may have experienced financial theft or even be subjected to an identity theft crime. This can cause irreparable damage to your credit rating and create persisting financial issues.
  • Non-material damage concerns any psychological harm that you may have suffered as a result of your data breach. For example, you could be experiencing emotional distress as a result of your privacy being violated, which can have an impact on wider areas of your life.

To learn more about how compensation for non-material damage is valued, please see the next section of this guide. Alternatively, please get in touch with one of our specialist advisors at Legal Expert today to receive a free estimation of how much compensation you could be entitled to for your possible Lloyds Pharmacy data breach claim.

Work Out What Data Breach Compensation Victims Could Claim

Did you know that if you experience any emotional distress caused by your data breach it’s possible to seek compensation?

This became possible following the 2015 case of Vidal-Hall and others v Google Inc. Prior to this case, data breach claims required the claimant to have experienced financial damage in order for any compensation to be awarded. However, this case allowed compensation to be awarded for non-material damage alone, regardless of the absence of material damage.

Therefore, compensation for psychological harm in data breach claims is now calculated in the same manner as personal injury claims, using estimated settlements from the Judicial College Guidelines (JCG) as guidance.

To learn more about how much you could receive for any psychological harm caused by your Lloyds Pharmacy data breach, please see the table below:


Type of Suffering

Severity

Compensation Bracket
Details

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Severe

£56,180 to £94,470

Your trauma will affect your ability to function as you did before your data breach, having an impact of a disabling nature.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Less severe

Up to £7,680

Any lasting symptoms of your trauma that you may experience will be minor in nature, with a full recovery predicted to be made in no longer than 2 years.

Psychiatric Damage

Moderate

£5,500 to £17,900

You will demonstrate marked signs of improvement in relation to your trauma, with a positive prognosis.

As demonstrated in the table above, the amount of compensation that you’re awarded is decided based on the extent of your suffering. As every case is unique, we advise you to avoid compensation calculators claiming to estimate your payout online. If you’re interested in an estimated settlement figure for your Lloyds Pharmacy data breach claim, please contact one of our specialist advisors today for a free consultation on your case.

If you choose to work with us at Legal Expert, the solicitor handling your case will arrange for you to be medically assessed by an independent expert. This appointment aims to evaluate the extent of your suffering by determining how you’ve been affected by your data breach. The resulting report will help your solicitor accurately value your claim, so it’s important that you attend your appointment.

To learn more about our services, please get in touch today.

No Win No Fee Lloyds Pharmacy Data Breach Claims

If you’ve fallen victim to a data breach through no fault of your own, you may be experiencing financial losses as a result. The cost of legal fees can often deter claimants from pursuing the compensation that they deserve.

If you can identify with this sense of financial anxiety associated with making a claim, then a No Win No Fee agreement could be the answer to your problems. For those that aren’t familiar with this type of agreement, here are some key benefits:

  • You don’t have to pay your solicitor unless they win your case for you
  • There are no upfront costs to pay or any hidden fees at any point of the claims process

Your solicitor would take a small ‘success fee’ once they’ve won your case for you, which they only ask to cover legal costs. This will be a percentage of your compensation outlined in your agreement, so there won’t be any surprises for you to anticipate. Don’t worry about losing much of your payout either, as this fee is capped by law to ensure you get the compensation that you deserve.

Why not get in touch with our team at Legal Expert today to see how we could help you make a Lloyds Pharmacy data breach claim? If our specialist advisors believe that you have a valid claim, they can connect you with one of our solicitors to handle your case on a No Win No Fee basis right away.

Finding A Data Security Breach Lawyer

In acquiring legal help, you could not only increase your case’s chance of success but boost the amount of compensation that you receive in your settlement. However, choosing which solicitor is right for you can be a daunting task. How do you know which service is right for your case?

From asking recommendations of family and friends to scouring online reviews to see which services are recommended or not, there are many things that could inform your choice on selecting legal help. However, why not save yourself this hassle by getting in touch with our team at Legal Expert today?

Our solicitors have years of experience making successful claims, with a multitude of positive reviews available to browse on our website to testify to the quality of our services.

To learn more about our services or see how you can contact one of our specialist advisors, please continue reading.

Speaking To A Solicitor About A Data Breach

If you’re interested in making a Lloyds pharmacy data breach claim, you can contact one of our specialist advisors at Legal Expert today to receive a free assessment of your circumstances. Whether you’d like some advice or you’d like to see how our solicitors could help your case, our lines are open 24/7 so please don’t hesitate to get in touch using the following:

Quick Resources

Thank you for reading our guide on how to claim for a Lloyds Pharmacy data breach. If you have any questions about any of the content, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with one of our specialist advisors. To finish, we’ve provided some additional resources that could be of help:

For more information on data protection laws in the UK, please click the links below to access the full legislation:

 

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