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Data Protection Claims

Higgs Newton Kenyon Solicitors are specialists in holding public bodies and private companies to account and obtaining compensation for victims of data breaches. We have been successful in actions against both public and private bodies in this area of law.

The Data Protection Act 2018, General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) and the Human Rights Act all require strict compliance with data protection. If you are aware of a breach of your data protection and have suffered emotionally or financially, you may be entitled to claim compensation.

Public bodies and private companies collect a significant amount of sensitive information about people and have a legal obligation to use and store our data responsibly. The following are examples of public and private bodies who may hold data about you –

Public Bodies –

  • The Police
  • The NHS
  • Local Authorities
  • The Government
  • Her Majesty’s Court (HMCTS)

Private Bodies –

  • Airlines
  • Social Media Companies
  • Banks and Building Societies
  • Ticketing/Event Companies
  • Former/Current Employers

What is a Data Breach?

In accordance with the new General Data Protection Regulations (“GDPR”) and Data Protection Act 2018, companies who control your data have a duty to you to secure and retain data lawfully with regards to risk. A beach of data protection can occur when an organisation;

The Effects of a Data Breach

Data breaches are often headline news (British Airways, Facebook, Ticketmaster) and you may notice global companies are failing to secure peoples personal data. Given cybercrime is on the rise, individuals personal data is at risk of being stolen. The organisation must have provisions in place to protect your data. If they do not, the individuals affected by data breaches could face significant inconvenience, suffer identity fraud or face catastrophic reputational damage. You have the right for your personal information to be kept private.

There can also be severe consequences if incorrect data is stored about you, incorrect medical records could prevent vital treatment and mistaken criminal history records could destroy your employment prospects.

What Can I Claim For?

You may be entitled to claim compensation for;

The compensation can range from thousands of pounds. Each case is assessed individually on a fact specific basis.

Recent Data Breaches in the Media

British Airways – https://www.theguardian.com/business/2018/oct/25/british-airways-data-breach-185000-more-passengers-may-have-had-details-stolen

MyFitnessPal – https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/mar/30/hackers-steal-data-150m-myfitnesspal-app-users-under-armour

Cathay Pacific – https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/oct/24/cathay-pacific-hit-by-data-leak-affecting-up-to-94m-passengers

Ticketmaster – https://www.theguardian.com/money/2018/jun/27/identity-theft-warning-after-major-data-breach-at-ticketmaster

What Will It Cost Me?

Nothing upfront. If our solicitors deem your case to hold prospects of success after discussing your case, you will be asked to enter into a “no win, no fee” conditional fee agreement. Under the terms of the agreement, you will not have to pay our fees if you lose your case.

How Do I Make a Claim?

Contact Higgs Newton Kenyon Solicitors today on 0151 203 1104 and speak with our experienced team. You can also complete our enquiry form located to the right of this page or email us at enquiries@hnksolicitors.com.

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