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Legal Data Breach Claims

Solicitors have access to some of our most sensitive information. This makes the legal sector very lucrative for hackers.

 

If you have been the victim of a legal data breach -caused by a cyberattack or human error – we can help.

Get justice for an legal data breach violation

 

Solicitors must understand the importance of data protection, and make sure that strict policies and procedures are in place to ensure the safe processing of sensitive client information – both in and out of the office.

This is especially important as legal professionals often use paper files which are not secured by encryption. What’s more, solicitors also carry around large quantities of information (e.g. when going to court or to work on at home).  This can increase the risk of a data breach.

The information held by legal professionals is often very sensitive, and it can prove devastating if this falls into the wrong hands.

At Keller Lenkner UK, our expert data breach lawyers are committed to upholding the standards of our industry. That’s why it’s particularly upsetting when we are contacted by someone who has been let down by their solicitor.

IF YOU HAVE BEEN A VICTIM OF AN LEGAL DATA BREACH – WE CAN HELP YOU MAKE A NO-WIN, NO-FEE CLAIM FOR COMPENSATION.

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

Why claim legal data breach compensation?

Hold the legal provider to account for failing to protect your private information.

 

Receive financial compensation for your losses.

 

Force the legal sector to implement better data security.

Examples of legal data breaches

Legal data breaches are becoming all too common. 

We can make legal data breach claims against:

Why use Keller Lenkner UK to make a data breach, GDPR violation, or cybercrime claim?

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Your questions answered

See our answers to the FAQs we get asked about legal data breaches.

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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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