Who can make a claim data breach compensation

Who can make a data breach compensation claim?

Anyone, whose personal information was compromised, leaked, or mis-used as a result of a data breach incident. You can make a data breach claim for compensation even if you haven’t suffered any loss (e.g. out of pocket expenses or emotional distress). The court of appeals in 2019 ruled that data breach claims are valid, even if someone hasn’t suffered as a result. If an organization does not protect your personal information as required by law, you can claim compensation for such data privacy breach, which may include financial loss, emotional distress and/or inconvenience suffered. Example: health record with sensitive disease was made public, which now causes financial harm by preventing you getting hired and also subjecting your personal life to distress and inconvenience as a member of a community.


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Can I make a data breach compensation claim?

Not every data incident will lead to compensation, so your case needs to be evaluated first. We need to know a few details of your case and our evaluation is always free. If we determine your case is likely to succeed we will take it on a “NO-Win, NO-FEE” basis, so you don’t have to pay legal costs. To find out if you can be eligible for a data breach claim, submit a free evaluation request.


I have already filed a data breach complaint with ICO, can I still make a compensation claim?

Yes, in fact ICO can help establish facts of the case as evidence. ICO by itself cannot award you compensation for a data breach. Submit your claim with us and we will help you get compensation and will work with ICO.


I have already filed a data breach complaint with the US FTC, can I still make a compensation claim?

Yes, in fact the US FTC can help establish facts of the case as evidence, but it cannot by itself award you compensation for a data breach. Submit your claim with us and we will help you get compensation and will work with ICO.


I have already contacted the police or attorney general office, can I still make a compensation claim?

Yes. In most instances, the proceedings by police or attorney general can happen at the same time with some exceptions. If you are from the the US and want to take your case to police, the US FTC recommends to submit to local police department these documents:

  • a copy of your FTC Identity Theft Report
  • State photo ID
  • proof of your address (rental contract or utilities bill)
  • any other proof you have of identity theft (bills, IRS notices, etc.)

FTC's Memo to Law Enforcement (can download it here)


Can I sue my credit card company after suffering online fraud?

If your credit card details were compromised and mis-used by bad actors, you may be a victim of credit card fraud. Submit your case details, so we can examine your case and determine your likelihood of success.


Can I sue for a data breach?

Yes, even if you haven’t suffered as a result of loss of privacy. If your private information was compromised, leaked or mis-used, you might be eligible to bring a claim for compensation as a victim of a data privacy breach. Such a data incident might be a violation of the Data Protection Act or UK GDPR, which provides for an obligation on part of organizations to protect personal data and a right to claim compensation if such obligation is violated.


I am an employee, can I make a data breach claim?

Yes, if you are a citizen or resident of the UK or any EU/EEA country. GDPR does not differentiate based on employment status and any individual in any capacity can bring a claim for compensation.

If you are from the USA, unfortunately it is unlikely you will succeed in filing a claim, unless it is some severe breach that caused you losses, in which case we can take a look at your case details.


I am an employee in California, can I make a data breach claim under CCPA?

No, CCPA protections extend to consumers only. So unless you are an employee and a consumer, you cannot bring a claim for compensation.




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