If you are a victim of a data protection failure involving your ‘special category’ data, check out our current group actions to see if we are running a claim related to that specific breach.
If your race, ethnicity or sexual orientation was disclosed in a data breach, this can have serious consequences. In the UK, such information is classed as ‘special category data’, this means that it is particularly sensitive and requires additional protection.
Organisations that handle special category data must implement strict data protection measures to ensure it is kept safe and secure. When this doesn’t happen, you can make a compensation claim.
Breaches involving special category data can result in discrimination against individuals or groups. For example, an employer might use this information to discriminate in hiring, or a landlord might use it to discriminate in renting. Companies may use racial, ethnic or sexual orientation data to target individuals with specific marketing messages or offers, which could be perceived as insensitive or discriminatory.
In some cases, racial, ethnic and sexual orientation data breaches put individuals at risk of physical harm, harassment, or other forms of violence.
Keller Postman UK is a group action law firm. With a group action claim, you and the other victims join together and fight to get compensation. Group actions can be a powerful tool and can have a bigger impact than a single claim.
If you are a victim of a data protection breach involving your race, ethnicity or sexual orientation, check out our current group actions to see if we are running a claim related to that specific breach.
If you are involved in a potential group action not listed below, please contact us and tell us about it! Where enough people come forward, we may launch a new claim.
We do not take on individual cases.
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While each case is judged on its own merits, there are some things we would typically look for when it comes to when claiming compensation following a data breach, cybercrime or other GDPR violation:
With stolen data, cybercriminals can make purchases using your bank and credit cards, apply for credit in your name, set up fraudulent bank accounts and access your existing online accounts.
GDPR failures, cybercrime and data breaches can have a significant impact on you, both mentally and physically. They can cause or exacerbate anxiety, stress and other psychological conditions.
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