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Individual Data Breaches

At Keller Lenkner UK, our expert lawyers help people make successful individual data breach claims across a vast range of sectors.

Get justice following an individual data breach

If you are the victim of a data breach -  often where you are the only person affected - your case might not make the headlines, but the experience can be devastating.

Our data breach solicitors have seen what can happen when sensitive information is not correctly looked after. Such privacy violations can have a disastrous emotional impact, often leading to family disputes, separation, employee/employer disputes and even job losses.

In most cases, personal data breaches are not caused by cybercriminals hacking huge organisations but by simple human mistakes. As a direct result of admin errors and poor data security processes, these privacy violations can cause considerable distress, upset, embarrassment and harm. As such, the consequences of these errors are often far-reaching, and you have a legal right to hold the guilty party to account.

At Keller Lenkner UK, our data protection lawyers are specialists in data breach law. So, we understand what it takes to make a successful data breach claim across a range of sectors.

IF YOU HAVE BEEN THE VICTIM OF A DATA BREACH, REGARDLESS OF THE TYPE OF ORGANISATION INVOLVED, WE CAN HELP.

Contact us today for a free, no-obligation, assessment of your case

Why claim data breach compensation?

Hold organisations to account for failing to protect your private information.

Receive financial compensation for your losses.

Force organisations to implement better data security.

Typical data breach claims:

Cases we handle at Keller Lenkner UK

At Keller Lenkner UK, we make data breach compensation claims against organisations that have breached a whole range of personal data. The type of data protection cases we handle includes breaches of:

*Names have been changed to protect client confidentiality.

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Why use Keller Lenkner UK to make a claim?

We are one of the most experienced multi-claimant law firms in the UK.

We represent clients in group actions and individual cases with innovation, resources, and expertise.

We work with expert barristers to ensure you get the very best level of legal support available.

We have all the resources and global expertise necessary to take on complicated cases and win.

We have offices in Chancery Lane, London and Liverpool City Centre, and the technology to provide a nationwide service.

We use technology to deliver a better legal experience to our clients.

We work on a no-win, no-fee basis.

We make the process straightforward and hassle-free.

Your questions answered

See our answers to the FAQs we get asked about data breach claims.  
 

What can you claim for?

While each case is judged on its own merits, there are some things we would typically look for when it comes to when claiming compensation following a data breach, cybercrime or other GDPR violation:

Financial loses

With stolen data, cybercriminals can make purchases using your bank and credit cards, apply for credit in your name, set up fraudulent bank accounts and access your existing online accounts.

Distress

GDPR failures, cybercrime and data breaches can have a significant impact on you, both mentally and physically. They can cause or exacerbate anxiety, stress and other psychological conditions.

Loss of privacy

Your data has value, and organisations must be held to account if they fail to protect your right to data privacy or otherwise do not uphold your GDPR rights.
 

How to protect yourself following a data breach or cybercrime

  • Contact your bank or credit card provider immediately if your financial data has been exposed.
  • Check all bills and emails for goods or services you have not ordered.
  • Check your bank account for unfamiliar transactions.
  • Alert your bank or credit card provider immediately if there is any suspicious activity.
  • Monitor your credit score for any unexpected dips.
  • Call Credit, Experian and Equifax to ensure credit isn’t taken out in your name.
  • Never provide your PIN or full password to anyone (even someone claiming to be from your bank).
  • Never been pressured into moving money to another account for fraud reasons. A legitimate bank won’t ask you to do this.
  • Follow the security instructions provided by the organisation that breached your data.
  • Never automatically click on any suspicious links or downloads in emails or texts.
  • Don’t assume an email or phone call is authentic just because someone has your details.
  • Be careful who you trust – criminals often use scare tactics to try and trick you into revealing your security details.
  • Know that, even if you recognise a name or number, it might not be genuine.
  • Don’t be rushed or pressured into making a decision. A trustworthy organisation would never force you to make a financial transaction on the spot.
  • Never provide your full password, pin or security code to someone over the phone (or via message). If a bank believes a transaction has been fraudulent, they will not ask for this information to cancel the transaction.
  • Listen to your instincts and ask questions if something feels “off”.
  • Refuse requests for personal or financial information and stop discussions if you are at all unsure.
  • Contact your bank or financial service provider on a number you know and trust to check if a communication is genuine.
  • Be cautious of unsolicited communications that refer you to a web page asking for personal data.
  • Don’t accept friend requests from people you don’t know on social media.
  • Review your online privacy settings.
  • Report suspected fraud attempts to the police and Action Fraud.
  • Register with the Cifas protective registration service to slow down credit applications made in your name.
  • Change your passwords regularly and use a different password for every account (a password manager can help with this).
  • Protect your devices with up-to-date internet security software.

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