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Apps and websites are part of our daily life, so much so that we often download and use them without any serious thought. However, in a lot of cases, we are asked to share very sensitive personal information with the apps and websites we use such as full names, addresses, date of birth, and even payment details.
If that personal data is then exposed in a data breach, it can have very serious consequences for those affected. You might find yourself more vulnerable to fraudulent attacks, as well as trying to cope with the worry and emotional distress that is involved when your data is breached.
There is a legal obligation with any developers of apps that collect, process, and/or store your personal data to keep that information safe. This is in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018, which is the UK version of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). If an app fails to keep your data safe, it is a breach of the Data Protection Act, and you can hold the developer accountable for this.
The company behind the app has a legal responsibility to inform you if your data might have been compromised in a breach. However, you cannot always depend on organisations to fulfil this obligation, and even if they do, relevant messages can easily be missed. Sometimes, victims of a data breach will only become aware of it when the company has been fined by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). If you are not sure whether your personal information has been misused or mishandled, the expert data breach solicitors we put you in contact with can find this out for you.
The exact amount of app data breach compensation you could receive will depend on the specific circumstances and the overall impact of the breach on your life. You will not need to demonstrate that you have experienced any specific harm to be awarded compensation. However, you can usually claim more if you can show that you have experienced one or both of the below:
The standard time limit to start any type of data breach claim is 6 years. It is important to note that this limit is counted from when you first become aware of the data breach (or should reasonably know about it). Typically, this is when the company behind the app informs you of the breach.
We recommend that you get in touch with us as soon as you can if you think you may have been the victim of an app or website data breach. Even if you suspect the time limit of your app/website data breach claim has passed it is still worth contacting us as the time limits in these cases can be complex, so you may be able to claim.
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