Data breach or identity theft complaint

How to make a GDPR complaint in case of GDPR breach?

This depends on the country of your residence or citizenship. Note that while a complaint may be helpful to collect facts of the case as evidence, it will not result in getting compensation. To receive compensation a claim must be filed, this is where DataClaim can help.

If you are from the UK, you can submit a data breach complaint to the ICO here. But, ICO cannot award compensation. So if you want to make a monetary compensation claim based on your personal data breach, submit a request to check compensation.

If you are from the EU, you can submit a complaint to Data protection authority in your country, for such list of authorities in your countries read our Consumer Step by Step Guide: What to do when data breach happens (in the end there is a list) or to European Data Protection Supervisor at: Rue Wiertz 60, 1047 Bruxelles/Brussel, Office: Rue Montoyer 30, 6th floor. Tel. +32 2 283 19 00 / Fax +32 2 283 19 50. email: [email protected]. Member: Mr Wojciech Wiewiórowski, European Data Protection Supervisor.

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How to make a data breach or identity theft complaint in the US?

If you are from the United States, the US Federal Trade Commission accepts data breach or identity theft complaints:

  • call at 1-877-FTC-HELP (1-877-382-4357) or call 1-877-438-4338
  • Report it online here identitytheft.gov
  • Consider submitting a report to other Federal Government Agencies that might be concerned (see a list of relevant contacts).

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Who can I complaint about?

You can submit a complaint against any organisation that you entrusted your personal information,which had been breached or compromised. This includes commercial companies, hospitals, government departments, schools, banks, etc.


What is the ICO?

ICO stands for the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), it is the UK’s independent data privacy regulator. The ICO has the power to investigate data breaches and impose large fines on organisations, who fail to meet the requirements of the Data Protection Act or GDPR. While the ICO does not award compensation, you may request the ICO to assess if an organisation is at fault for a data breach and to collect evidence, which can be helpful to claim compensation.


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