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Data Breach At Prison

You could be in line for compensation if you have been a victim of a prison data breach. Find out if you are eligible to make a claim, and if so, how much you could claim today.

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What Is A Prison Data Breach?

A prison data breach refers to an incident where the integrity or security of personal data has been compromised. This can occur when an individual has hacked the prison system with the goal of accessing personal data, your personal information has been shared with another person or multiple people without your authorisation, or the data has been lost or deleted.

What Type Of Data Could Be At Risk?

Your personal data can relate to a variety of different details, including your: 

  • Contact details such as your home address, telephone number, or mobile number
  • Ethnic background
  • Health records
  • Criminal records
  • Religious and political beliefs


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How Will I Know If I Have Been Affected By A Prison Data Breach?

Typically, when you have been a victim of a prison data breach, you should be contacted by the company involved in the breach. However, if you have not been contacted, but believe you may be at risk, then get in touch with the company and ask for clarification. Alternatively, we can put you in contact with expert data breach solicitors who will be able to investigate this for you.

If your data has been breached, you should be on high alert as those that have your data may try to contact, scam, or threaten you.

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What Compensation Can I Receive For A Prison Data Breach?

Due to the fact that every case is considered on an individual basis, there is no specific amount you may receive if you are a victim of a prison data breach. The main factors that will influence the amount of compensation you receive relate to the specific circumstances of the data breach, as well as the overall impact that the data breach has had on your quality of life.

While you do not need to provide evidence relating to how the data breach has impacted your life, if you are able to do so it will help your case. There are two primary factors that will be considered during your claim:

  • Emotional distress: If you have suffered with anxiety, depression, stress, or harm because of the prison data breach. For those that have suffered with any of these emotional or physical issues and saw a doctor as a result, you could use this as evidence of emotional distress.
  • Financial loss: Alternatively, if you have suffered a financial loss as a result of your data being breached, you can use documentation proving the loss of money to help your case.


Your compensation case will be directly linked to the two pieces of legislation that are in place to protect your privacy rights. These are:

  • Data Protection Act 1998: Which controls how your personal information is used by the government, organisations, and businesses.
  • Human Rights Act 1998: This protects people’s right to a family and private life.

A Prison Has Breached My Data, How Do I Make A Claim?

If you are looking to move forward with a prison data breach claim, then can help you proceed. We will put you in contact with a law firm that specialises in data breach claims, but first you need to fill out our quick claims form. After you have completed the form, we will be able to tell you whether you are eligible for compensation and what your next steps will be. We are here to help!

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Peter is a solicitor who has worked as a professional litigator for 3 years. More recently Peter has specialised in data breach compensation claims and over the last 2.5 years has gained a wealth of knowledge in this sector. Peter now works with us to share his knowledge and inform the general public.

Frequently Asked Questions

According to the terms of General Data Protection Regulation, a person is entitled to financial compensation for any of the following impacts of a data breach: 

  • Inconvenience
  • Distress
  • Annoyance 
  • Loss of control over personal data


The best way to go about claiming is to contact solicitors who have previous experience in handling such cases. The amount of the claim is assessed depending on the severity of the data breach and damages incurred.

The airline could be forced to pay more if the failure to protect users’ data was preventable. Also, if they aren’t prompt in disclosing the breach to the affected users.  

Usually, these matters are settled out of the courts. However, they could just as well be pursued legally, and even escalated into a class-action case. 

First of all, you’d get a free consultation with our solicitors. We’ll look into all the documents, details, and your full account of the breach. If there’s merit, and potential for your case, then we’ll guide you through the next steps. 

We work on a No Win, No Fee basis, so there’s no risk at all on your part for presenting your case. In fact, your chances of settling a fair compensation are quite high with our seasoned experts who handled huge amounts of similar cases.  

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