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What is a workplace data breach, and what does it mean for you?

Workplace data breach is when your secure or confidential information is intentionally or unintentionally released to an unauthorised organisation by your company / employer without your consent.

Data breach is treated as a security incident where your sensitive or confidential data is copied, stolen, viewed, transmitted or used by an unauthorised individual or organisation.

When a data breach happens this means that your credit cards, bank account details, personal identifiable information (PII), personal health information (PHI), intellectual property and even trade secrets of businesses is in the hands of someone you did not give it to. These are examples of data breaches and breaches of your privacy.

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    We are commited to protecting your personal information

    How does a workplace data breach claim occur?

    All businesses and organisations both public and private are required to hold any personal and private data securely.

    Unfortunately, not all companies take their obligations as seriously as others and allow your personal and private data to be sent to other parties. This can either be as a result of failed security, human error or simple stupidity on their part.

    The rules regarding the protection of your data are strict. They state that if your company has allowed your data to leak into the public domain, then you are entitled to substantial compensation from that company because of their failures. This can be because not only have they allowed your confidential and private information to be leaked, but also because they have held your data longer than necessary and/or stored false, inaccurate or out of date data and information about you. Their legal obligations are clear. They have to adequately protect your information from data hackers, not disclose your information to third parties without your consent, and not use your information or data outside of their stated purpose.

    This is enshrined in the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) and all businesses both private and public, are perfectly aware of their legal obligations.

    You can report this breach to the Information Commissioner if you wish using their website ico.org.uk.

    If you wish to make a claim for workplace data breach of your data, please fill in the form on this page.

    Workplace data breach – duty of the employer

    Employers hold a significant amount of private information about their employees and your employer has a legal duty to ensure any data that they hold about you is kept secure and safe. Should an employer or fellow employee misuse that data or allow it to fall into the wrong hands, then they have breached the obligation that they owe you.

    Workplace data breach examples:

    • Documentation left in communal work areas or on communal printers
    • Information being sent to incorrect email recipients – both internally and externally
    • Employers or employees misusing confidential data relating to other employees, customers and any other individuals
    • Personal data being accessed in a cyber attack caused by employer or employee negligence
    • Failure to properly dispose of confidential data leading to this data falling into the wrong hands

    Did your workplace data breach result in stress, anxiety or financial loss?

    If your have suffered stress, anxiety or financial loss because of a workplace data breach, you may be able to claim for compensation. We’re here to make sure you are correctly compensated. Human error and cyber crime can cause great harm.

    Your Questions Answered

    What is a personal data breach?

    A personal data breach means a breach of a company’s security leading to the unlawful, disclosure of, or access to your personal data. This means that a breach is more than just losing your personal data (very often for criminal purposes).

    How does a workplace data breach occur ?

    It can be deliberate by organised crime or hackers, or accidental by the negligence of businesses that don’t have strict data policies and procedures in place leaving you vulnerable.

    What does the law say?

    UK law is governed by the UK General Data Protection Regulation (UK GDPR), tailored by the Data Protection Act 2018.

    The basic principles are as follows:

    • There must be valid grounds under the GDPR (known as a ‘lawful basis’) for collecting and using personal data.
    • Businesses must ensure that they do not do anything with the data in breach of any other laws.
    • Companies must use personal data in a way that is fair. This means they must not process the data in a way that is unduly detrimental, unexpected or misleading to the individuals concerned.
    • Companies must be clear, open and honest with people from the start about how they will use their personal data.
    • Data should not be transmitted to unauthorised parties. The person who holds the data is responsible for its safekeeping.
    Is the law is also strict because of the confidential nature of the data?

    Yes, most definitely. Companies must ensure that they have appropriate tough security measures in place to protect your personal data.

    They must maintain your confidentiality.

    What can I do if my data is breached ?

    You can make a claim for damages (compensation) if companies allow your private data to be disclosed to 3rd parties. Treadstone Law can act on a no win no fee basis on your behalf. So no cost if you lose.

    What Are Data Breach Claims?

    When personal data is provided to a business or organisation, they have a responsibility to ensure that it is securely held, remains private, is accurate, and is not leaked either intentionally or unintentionally to unauthorised persons. When sensitive or confidential data is copied, stolen, viewed, transmitted or used without permission, this amounts to a data breach for which you could potentially make a claim.

    Credit cards, bank account details, personally identifiable information (such as mailing or email addresses, phone numbers, national insurance numbers), personal health information, intellectual property, are just some examples of information that could amount to a data breach if leaked. Where a data breach occurs, this can have an impact financially and also on a person’s reputation, as well as causing unnecessary stress meaning it is likely that a claim for damages can be made.

    What can I claim for?

    The team at Treadstone Law are skilled at handling a range of different cases of data breach. Our solicitors will work on your behalf to help you secure the maximum amount of compensation for your data breach. We have worked in a wide range of data breach scenarios including:

    • Theft of your identity to obtain a credit card fraudulently
    • Loss of important data
    • A third party receives your data without your permission
    • Misuse of your personal information
    • A company data leak
    • An organisation uses your confidential information without your permission
    Will I pay you any money if I lose my claim?

    No. we operate on a no win, no fee basis. If your claim is unsuccessful then you won’t receive any money and won’t have to pay a penny. The only exception to this is if you have told us anything that was not true or misled us in any way about your claim.

    What should I pay you if I win my claim?

    If your claim is successful, Treadstone Law may take up to 30% of the money you receive from your insurance company. However, the exact percentage may vary.

    How much will I be awarded?

    This depends on the individual circumstances of your claim.

    I’m ready to make my claim – how do I start the process?

    It’s a very simple process. Complete and submit the free assessment form online and we will contact you about the next steps.

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    Why Treadstone Law?

    Our civil litigation department has over 20 years’ experience in making claims for clients like you against companies who have wronged people and we have a high success rate, subject to approval we can act for you on a NO WIN NO FEE* basis.

    Your claim for data breach could get you the compensation you maybe eligible for. As part of our process we will need to see your supporting evidence straight away and asses the contents.

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