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You may be wanting to contact data breach solicitors for East Riding if a data protection breach has negatively impacted you. This guide will help clarify under what circumstances you may be able to claim for a breach of data protection and give you an idea of how much you could receive from data breach claims. This guide will also answer questions like, “what can I do if my data has been breached?” 

Data breach solicitors for East Riding

Data breach solicitors for East Riding guide

Additionally, our advisors offer free legal advice and are available 24/7 so, if you have any questions about data breach compensation, please get in touch with us at a time that suits you. They can also put you through to data breach claim solicitors if you have a valid case. All our data breach solicitors work to a No Win No Fee agreement. Contact us using the details below. 

Please read on to learn more about how GDPR data breach solicitors could help you. 

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  1. Data Breach Solicitors For East Riding Explained
  2. What Is A Data Protection Breach Solicitor?
  3. How Do Most Breaches Of Data Protection Occur?
  4. How Often Do Breaches Of Data Protection Occur?
  5. What Steps Can Data Subjects Take After A Breach?
  6. Examples Of Data Breach Settlement Amounts
  7. Can I Claim With Data Breach Solicitors For East Riding On A No Win No Fee Basis?
  8. Start My Claim With Data Breach Solicitors For East Riding
  9. Where Can I Find Out More About Data Breach Solicitors For East Riding?

Data Breach Solicitors For East Riding Explained

Data breach solicitors specialise in this type of field. They will have gained knowledge and experience that they will use to help build your case for compensation if your personal data has been breached. However, it’s important to note that you no longer need to just look for data breach solicitors in the East Riding area. Using the internet, you can quickly and easily find solicitors across the country that may have the required expertise and experience. 

This experience could be vital. One of the solicitor’s key roles is to help you acquire as much evidence as possible to potentially give you a greater chance of receiving compensation for a data breach. Evidence could include: 

  • doctor’s notes detailing your injuries
  • correspondence between you and the third party 
  • details of the measures the third party has in place to prevent this kind of event from occurring. 

To learn more, please get in touch with our advisors at a time that works for you. They are happy to help and are available 24/7. Contact them today using the details above. 

What Is A Data Protection Breach Solicitor?

Firstly, to see if you can claim, you need to be fully aware of what a data breach is. A data breach is a security incident in which your personal data has been lost, altered, disclosed or accessed without authorisation or unlawfully. This can be accidentally done or deliberately. However, what is important to claiming is whether the data breach could have been prevented had the data controller – those who collect your personal information – protected your data better. 

A data controller as explained above must ensure that they protect any personal data they collect about you. The laws don’t give protection to all information that is collected only the pieces that can directly or indirectly identify you. With that in mind, to claim against them, you would need to show how they failed to take steps to protect this type of information. 

The laws that seek to protect your data are The Data Protection Act 2018. Furthermore, the UK GDPR has been recently introduced. This is what we refer to now when discussing data protection in the UK. 

How Do Most Breaches Of Data Protection Occur?

An important aspect of answering questions like, “can I get compensation for a data breach?” is establishing how the breach happened and how it’s negatively impacted you. You may be looking for data breach solicitors for East Riding because: 

How Often Do Breaches Of Data Protection Occur?

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In the UK, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport performed the Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2021 to better understand how businesses and charities were adapting to GDPR compliance. Rules or controls can be put in place to help organisations comply with information law and data privacy regulations. 

As you can see above, of the charities selected for the survey, only 69% of them had up-to-date malware protection, while 51% of them were backing up data in a secure fashion through a cloud service. Additionally, only 40% were securely backing data up through other means, while a mere 34% were only allowing access through company-owned devices. 

These precautions could help lower the risk of there being a data protection breach. If you’ve suffered from a data breach, compensation could be awarded if you’re able to show that the breach was caused by a mistake or oversight by the data controller. Furthermore, you would need to show that the breach has negatively impacted you, either in the form of financial loss or psychological damage. 

Therefore, to learn more about claiming, contact data breach solicitors for East Riding, who may be able to help you receive compensation. Our advisors can be called now using the details above. We’re available 24/7, offer free legal advice and can tell you in just a few minutes if you’re eligible to claim compensation. 

What Steps Can Data Subjects Take After A Breach?

If the data controller stores your data, you are a data subject. As a data subject, you may be wondering what course of action you can take if you’ve suffered a breach of data protection. 

  1. Firstly, you would need some form of confirmation that you have suffered from a data protection breach. You would either discover this yourself or be informed by the data controller. 
  2. If you’ve discovered the breach yourself, you should complain to the data controller to confirm what personal data has been exposed. 
  3. Additionally, if the data controller has not provided a satisfactory response within three months, you can request that the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) investigate the breach. The ICO regulate information rights in the UK. 
  4. On the other hand, at the same time, you can seek compensation by contacting data breach solicitors for East Riding. However, you don’t need to have complained to the ICO to claim compensation.

Examples Of Data Breach Settlement Amounts

We are often asked questions like, “how much compensation can you get for a breach of GDPR?” How much you can get for your data being breached depends on to what extent the data breach has negatively impacted you. You may be wanting to contact data breach solicitors for East Riding because you’re seeking compensation for:

  • Material Damage – This relates to financial losses you’ve suffered due to the breach. This could be, for example, money that’s been stolen from your bank account, resulting in your credit score being negatively impacted. 
  • Non-Material Damage – This relates to the psychological damage suffered because of the breach. Therefore, you may be able to claim for such things as stress caused by the data breach or depression, anxiety, or PTSD caused by the exposure of your information. 

Work performed by the Judicial College can help give you a greater idea of what data breach compensation you could receive. This is because they’ve analysed previous payouts, comparing them to the injury suffered. By doing this, they’ve created reliable compensation brackets that can indicate what you could receive for psychological harm. Furthermore, below is a list of injuries and their respective compensation brackets. The Judicial College has provided these. 

Injury TypeCompensation AmountDescription
Psychiatric Damage Generally£5,500 to £17,900Injuries in this bracket will cause problems with all aspects of the injured person's life, such as their ability to cope with education, work and life, and will affect the relationships they have with family and friends. However, there will be a marked improvement by trial and there will be a good prognosis.
Psychiatric Damage Generally£1,440 to £5,500The compensation received from this bracket will be determined by how long the injured person is affected by the illness and the extent to which sleep and their day-to-day life is affected.
Psychiatric Damage (Reactive)£7,680 to £21,730The injured person will largely recover from their injuries. However, they may still have continuing effects from the injury that won't be grossly disabling.
Psychiatric Damage (Reactive)£3,710 to £7,680To receive compensation from this bracket, a virtually full recovery will be made within a year or two and only minor symptoms will occur across a longer period.

Can I Claim With Data Breach Solicitors For East Riding On A No Win No Fee Basis?

You may be wondering, “what are the benefits of using data breach solicitors for East Riding on a No Win No Fee basis?” A No Win No Fee solicitor is funded under a Conditional Fee Agreement CFA. What this means is that their fee is payable if they meet certain conditions. The main condition being that if the claim is won under a CFA you will be required to pay a success fee. This success fee is a percentage of the settlement you will receive. 

  • You won’t have to pay any legal fees to your solicitor during the claims process or if the claim isn’t successful. 
  • Your solicitor’s legal fees will be taken from your compensation once a settlement has been agreed upon. This is a small, legally capped amount.

Therefore, the solicitor will only take your claim if they feel you have a reasonably good chance of success because they won’t get paid if your claim isn’t successful. As such, they will confirm: 

  1. That a personal data protection breach has occurred
  2. That the breach was caused by a mistake or oversight by a data controller or processor
  3. Finally, that you’ve suffered financial or psychological damage due to the breach. 

Additionally, for data breach solicitors for East Riding to take your case, you need to adhere to the claims time limit. For data breaches, you need to claim within six years. However, if your human rights have been affected, or your claim is against a public body you need to claim within a year. The Limitation Act 1980 clarifies this in more detail.

Start My Claim With Data Breach Solicitors For East Riding

If you’d like to know more about claiming compensation for a GDPR data breach, please get in touch with our advisors for free legal advice at a time that suits you. Furthermore, they can confirm to you in just a few minutes if you’re eligible to claim. You don’t just need to rely on data breach solicitors in East Riding. 

Our advisors can put you through to data breach solicitors who specialise in data protection breaches. They could help you receive compensation by building your case and collecting evidence and using their legal expertise. Contact us now using the details below. 

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Where Can I Find Out More About Data Breach Solicitors For East Riding?

To learn more about data breaches, please use the links below. 

Talking therapy could help if you’re suffering from psychological injuries. To read more about this, please refer to this NHS guidance. 

Want to know more about freedom of information? If so, read this guidance from the ICO. 

To know more about the lawful basis for processing, please refer to this webpage. 

Have you been negatively impacted by a university data breach? If so, click on this page from our website. 

To learn if you can claim for a bank data breach, read this guide. 

Suffered a personal data breach from a hotel? If so, click here to learn more.

If you want to know more about No Win No Fee data breach solicitors for East Riding, contact us using the details above.  

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