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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Typical claim value
Number of records compromised
Between April 2019 – 28 February 2020
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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Frequently asked questionsQuestions we are frequently asked by our users
How do I know if I have a valid data breach claim?
An organisation is required under GDPR to inform you if they have breached your personal data in any way, and typically the first you might hear about it would be an email from the company concerned. Despite this, you may not know about a data breach by a particular company until you hear that they have been fined by the Information Commissioner’s Office ICO.
When you contact us, we’ll get in touch with the company in question and use any information available from the ICO to establish whether your data has been breached.
I've suffered no financial losses as a result of the data breach, can I still make a claim?
If an organisation has failed to protect your data, you are entitled to claim compensation regardless of whether you have suffered any losses or not. We can make a claim on your behalf for anguish or anxiety caused by a data breach, but if you have suffered financial harm as a direct result of the breach, the amount of compensation you might be able to claim would likely be far greater.
How much is a data breach claim likely to be worth?
Each data breach claim will be looked at on its own merits, but in most cases where a claim for distress has been made, the minimum level of damages would usually be in the region of a £1,000. Much depends on the circumstances of the breach and any impact. Where the data breach has caused significant financial loss or the leak of highly sensitive personal data, then the level of compensation could be significantly higher.
How much will it cost me to make a data breach claim?
We work on a No Win, No Fee basis, so this means that if your claim is not successful, you will not owe us a thing. Only in the event of a successful compensation claim would you be required to pay us a percentage of your settlement, so there is absolutely no risk involved in making a data breach claim.