What is a Data Breach?
The Data Protection Act 2018 and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) detail the requirements for the processing of personal data. The companies that control such data must put the necessary technical safeguarding in place to protect the personal data that they collect.
Many companies do take such actions to secure the personal data that they hold. However, there are some organisations out there that do not take their data protection responsibilities seriously and have not put the necessary safeguards in place. If your personal data is lost, disclosed or misused and it has caused you distress or financial loss then you may be entitled to claim compensation.