Data Breach

Data breaches can cause enormous damage and distress to those affected. If you have suffered emotionally or financially due to mishandling of your personal information, you may be entitled to make a data breach claim.

JMW has vast experience in handling data breach claims, including dealing with group litigation claims. For example, our team of specialists are currently representing thousands of claimants in the landmark case of Various Claimants v WM Morrison Supermarkets PLC. This is the first data breach class action in English legal history.

The Data Privacy solicitors at JMW are here to help. To speak with a solicitor about a data breach, get in touch with our team today by calling 0800 652 5577 or fill in our online enquiry form and one of our specialists will get back to you.

Different Types of Data Breach Disputes

We have worked on many different types of data breach disputes, and our expert team is ready to help you. Our extensive experience includes cases involving:

  • Data sent to the wrong address or person
  • Theft, hacking and unauthorised accessing of data
  • Failure to anonymise or redact data
  • Malicious and deliberate disclosure of data
  • Accidental loss of data
  • Unauthorised misuse of data

Data Breaches - Types of Information

Organisations collect a significant amount of sensitive information about people and they have a duty to use, store and protect this data properly.

JMW has acted in cases involving a wide range of different types of information, including:

  • Health records and medical treatment
  • Employment information
  • Financial information
  • Criminal records and complaints
  • Education records
  • Social care
  • Personal photographs, films and videos
  • Personal address and telephone details

Compensation and Legal Remedies

Data breaches can and do cause serious and lasting damage.

At JMW, we help our clients to secure substantial compensation for both financial damage and emotional distress, as well as securing other legal remedies. These can also include:

  • Apologies
  • Statements in court
  • Steps to avoid future problems

Advisory and Compliance Support

Our role at JMW also involves advising organisations regarding data breach.

We have extensive experience of assisting organisations in handling data breach issues, such as legal claims, regulatory compliance and reputation management.

Our Data Privacy team’s wealth of experience allows us to provide a “360-degrees view” of best practice and strategy for investigating incidents, complying with notification obligations, and handling legal and regulatory complaints.

Why Choose JMW?

The Data Privacy department has a strong track record of helping and advising individuals and companies in a wide variety of different situations. JMW has been at the forefront of this developing legal area. We can call on years of experience to help guide you towards the best possible result.

Talk to Us

To speak to a solicitor about data breach, please get in touch by calling us on 0800 652 5577 or fill in our online enquiry form and let us know a suitable time to get back to you.

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