Breach of data protection - compensation claims

Our team is nationally recognised as leaders in the field of human rights law and civil claims for a breach of the Data Protection Act 1998. Our specialist data protection solicitors are active members of key associations including: Northern Administrative Lawyers Association, INQUEST Lawyers Group and Police Action Lawyers Group.

Our solicitors make compensation claims and undertake public law challenges on issues concerning human rights law and civil claims for a breach of the Data Protection Act 1998.

We offer competitive private funding rates and routinely act for clients who pay privately. We are proud of the service we offer to our clients. We are also a practice that has the benefit of a legal aid franchise and as such, are able to act for the most vulnerable clients, free of charge.

We may also be able act for you under a no win, no fee agreement, to speak to a member of the police complaints and actions against authority team call us on 0175 321 5096.

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Claims for breach of data protection

Stephensons are specialists in pursuing civil claims for a breach of the Data Protection Act 1998.

Compliance with data protection law is a serious issue. Non-compliance could potentially cost a public body or local authority hundreds of thousands of pounds if that organisation should face legal proceedings for breach of data protection laws. Adam Quick has pursued several claims, in which public bodies have breached an individual’s data protection.

This is a fast developing area of law. Public bodies are becoming under bigger scrutiny to ensure that they do not breach individual’s data. If they do, then you may be able to claim compensation.

S.13 of the Data Protection Act 1998 provides that individuals may sue in circumstances when they have suffered a) damage or b) distress. This means that you only have to show that such a breach caused you some level of distress in order to claim compensation.

Again, it is important that you instruct a specialist solicitor to deal with such claims.

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