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The biggest data breachesData breaches have been increasing both in terms of number and the amount of people affected. Many big companies have been affected resulting in some very large scale breaches and compensation pay outs.

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Ticketmaster logo for data breach


  • £4,000+ Typical claim value
  • Number of records compromised


  • Date

    Between February and June 2018

What happened?

A hack occurred in which the personal and financial details of Ticketmaster customers were stolen by cyber criminals. The information stolen by the hackers was all information that, in the wrong hands, could be misused for fraudulent purposes.

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Virqin media

  • £5,000 Typical claim value
  • Number of records compromised


  • Date

    Between April 2019 – 28 February 2020

What happened?

A Virgin Media database containing the personal details of 900,000 people was left unsecured and accessible online for 10 months.

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  • £4,000+ Typical claim value
  • Number of records compromised


  • Date


What happened?

You could claim compensation worth thousands if your data was affected by the EasyJet hack that occurred in 2020.

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What is a Data Leak?

Data leaks happen when an organisation provides confidential information to an untrusted recipient. This includes any form of unapproved transmission of data to an external party, electronically or physically. 

This criminal act, however, isn’t always intentional. In fact, just under a fifth of all data leak cases happen by accident. Examples include sending confidential information to the wrong email address and mishandling a file containing private info and carelessly placing it.

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How Can I Make a Data Leak Claim?

There are multiple steps that you should take once you suspect a data breach that involves your private information. These steps are as follows:

  1. Confirm that your information was among the breached data. In many cases the organisation responsible will inform you about a breach themselves, as they are legally obliged to do, but if you suspect a data breach then contact the company where the breach occurred. Beware, as some scammers may send false information regarding a non-existent breach in an attempt to steal your information.
  2. Find out what kind of data was breached. This can help you to act quickly by replacing credit card information, changing email credentials, etc. 
  3.  Seek independent legal advice by contacting us so we can provide you with the expert help you need to make a data leak claim.

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Data breach in figuresClaims on data breach incidents are happening every day

  • 51%

    Of consumers expect financial compensation if their information is lost or stolen

  • 99%

    Of UK citizens have had a data breach and can claim thousands of pounds in compensation

    The UK has a population of nearly 70 million people

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  • 88%

    Of data breaches in the UK are said to be due to human error and warrant compensation

What Are Some Examples of a Data Leak?

Essentially, any event that exposes private information in an unwanted or harmful way is considered a data leak. A few common examples are as follows:

  • Unintentionally sending private data to the wrong recipient.
  • Losing any electronic or physical item that contains private information, whether by loss or theft. These items can include laptops, smartphones, or even paper documents. 
  • Fake malicious websites that ask the user to provide their account or financial information.
  • Malware, such as viruses or trojans, that are used to hack your device, therefore gaining access to personal information.
  • Electronically sending private data without any type of password protection and/or sending the password in the same email. 
  • An employee forwarding company documents that contain sensitive information to their own email or downloading it on their device. 

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  • Your data was lost, stolen or hacked
  • Your data was inaccurately stored or out-of-date
  • Your data was held longer than required
  • Your data was used outside of its stated purpose
  • Your data was made public
  • Your data was disclosed without your express permission
  • Your data was maliciously disclosed
  • Your data was used to obtain credit cards fraudulently

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Frequently asked questions & Useful InfoQuestions we are frequently asked by our users

What Are the Consequences of Data Leaks?

Data break is a serious cybersecurity issue that can result in identity theft or fraud, financial loss, and reputational damage. The full repercussions of data leaks are rarely immediate; they rather tend to happen over time. That’s why it’s called low and slow data theft.

Therefore, it’s essential to report data leaks if you suspect or witness them occurring around you. Doing so will limit the damage of the break by bringing it under control.

When Can I Make a Data Leak Claim?

You can claim compensation for the leakage of your data if an organisation caused your private information to be exposed, intentionally or unintentionally. Note that you have the right to make the claim whether you’ve been directly harmed by the leak or not. 

However, cases where the victim has suffered material or non-material damages, such as financial harm and emotional distress, respectively, are far more solid and easier to win.

How Much Compensation for Personal Data Leak?

Data leak compensation is a financial form of restitution paid by the data-leaking party to whoever was harmed by the leakage. The amount of compensation for the leakage of data will essentially be up to the Court. The financial value may range from hundreds of pounds to thousands. 

Many factors are taken into consideration to evaluate the seriousness of the Data Protection Act violation, including the following:

  1. The sensitivity of the data leaked. 
  2. The number of people who benefited from the breach.
  3. Duration of time between the data breached and being informed about it. 
  4. The financial loss or damages you suffered.
  5. The emotional distress you experienced.

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