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Among all data breaches, police data breaches may be the most stressful on the affected individuals. Typically, the police, or more specifically the Ministry of Justice, deal with extra-sensitive data related to both victims and perpetrators of different crimes, but it is also responsible for data relating to their own staff too.
If you’ve been subject to a police data breach, you’ll want to know your rights and the actions you can take. That’s what we’re here for.
Most people subject to police data breaches may not be aware that they can make a claim against those responsible. While you might find it hard to believe that you can claim against the people whose job is to protect you, unfortunate situations do happen, and data loss isn’t to be taken lightly.
A police data breach can occur in a number of ways. Examples might include victims of abuse having their identities revealed, recorded police interviews being released in the public domain, or even staff data being mistakenly accessible to unauthenticated users. All these types of things have previously occurred and would be considered a data breach.
Needless to say, any data that the police are supposed to protect becomes a data breach if it is released, intentionally or unintentionally.
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If your data has been affected by a breach then there is a high likelihood that you will have received a notification regarding the breach. If you are not sure if you have been a victim of a police data breach then you can see if any breach has been reported to the ICO.
The ICO is the organisation responsible for investigating data breach incidents and taking necessary action, which can often include financial penalties. That being said, the ICO doesn’t compensate affected individuals, that’s left for the claim that you should pursue after you have been informed of a breach.
Here at Data Breach Claims, we can help you get your claim under way by referring you to the most suitable solicitors for your case. They will handle the whole claims process for you, removing the paperwork and stress that such claims could generate for those without the expertise.
At Data Breach Claims, we’ll help establish whether you have a valid claim. We also refer you to the best claims expert who can help you make your claim and gain the maximum compensation you deserve.
Data breach compensation can be issued for all kinds of losses, including psychological and mental impact. Our job is to help you make your claim in the most easy and straightforward way so that you get access to compensation with the minimum of effort required on your part.
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