Data Breach Protection Solicitors Sheffield

Whether you’ve suffered emotional distress or financial losses as a result of a data protection breach, our Sheffield data breach solicitors can help reveal the extent of the damages and claim compensation on your behalf from the organisation at fault. We can tell you if your claim is valid and guide you through the rest of the process.

We’ll take the time to listen to your case and work with you to show the full extent of your losses. Our data breach solicitors can manage your data protection claim on a No Win No Fee basis; taking 25% of any awards as our payment.

You can trust our expert team to give you the best guidance when it comes to reporting your data breach. By looking at examples of previous data breaches , we may be able to offer you an estimate for the amount of compensation you could receive. Your data breach compensation will ultimately be determined by the variables of your particular case.

Talk to our Sheffield data protection solicitors today to find out if you could claim compensation for the breach of your data.

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Examples of Sheffield Data Protection Breaches

Sheffield Automatic Number Plate Recognition Breach

In April 2020, both Sheffield Council and South Yorkshire Police took responsibility for investigating a data breach which left the details of thousands of motorists available to be accessed online. The mass surveillance system had recorded millions of records which were accessible without a password online. This information, if in the wrong hands, may have been used for all manner of criminal activity.

Sheffield Hallam University Data Breach

In May 2020, Sheffield Hallam University confirmed that it was one of over 20 charitable and educational institutions that fell victim to a global ransomware attack. Names and contact details for alumni, donors, and other stakeholders were held to ransom as part of the attack on the cloud computing provider Blackbaud. Although no financial details were held as part of the attack, Blackbaud paid the ransom and then chose to not disclose victims of the breach until months after it had occurred.

Sheffield Council Data Breaches

231 separate data breach incidents were logged by Sheffield Council in 2019/2020. 92 of these incidents were confirmed to be personal data breaches, the majority of which involved customers and were the result of human error. These breaches typically involved the Council sending personal data to the wrong recipient either by email or post. From those 92 personal data breaches, 5 were considered serious enough to be reported to the ICO. Incidents included parking fines being printed double-sided, which led to 140 people receiving the personal data of other people. 

Who can our Sheffield data protection solicitors help you claim from?

Our Sheffield data protection solicitors can help you claim compensation from organisations that are responsible for a data breach that affected you. We can assist in claims against any public or private organisation that is based in England or Wales including: 

  • Private businesses
  • Banks and financial institutions
  • Charities
  • Local Authorities
  • Health bodies
  • The Police
  • Education providers such as Universities

Your data breach claim is more likely to be successful if you have suffered actual financial loss or emotional distress as a result of the breach. However, it is still possible to make a claim if no damage has occurred.

  • Our Sheffield data breach solicitors are specialists in their fields, they understand how the claims process works and have dealt with hundreds of enquiries over the years. 
  • Cobleys Solicitors is one of the leading civil litigation firms in the UK and has been featured in The Times Top 200 Law Firms. 
  • You’ll be put in direct contact with your data protection solicitors, they’ll keep you updated with any changes and be on hand to answer any questions you might have.  

About Data Breach Help

Our data protection solicitors are based near Sheffield in Liverpool – we travel across England and Wales to assist with claims including London and Manchester.

In the digital world, everyone has valuable personal data scattered across the web with many organisations having access to large amounts of sensitive information. Unfortunately, there are negligent corporations and swathes of cyber-criminals that misuse your invaluable personal data at your expense.

If you think that you’ve suffered from a data breach by an organisation in England, then reporting your claim is the crucial first step towards receiving deserved compensation.

Data Breach is run by Cobley Solicitors Ltd, one of the largest specialist litigation practices on Merseyside, and recommended by The Times as one of the Top 200 Law Firms in the UK.

Talk to our Sheffield data protection solicitors today to find out if you could claim compensation for the breach of your data. 


What should you do if you've had your data breached?

If you’ve had your data breached, your first steps should be to determine what, if any, damage has occurred as a result. Contact a data breach solicitor to find out the full extent of your damages and to see what our options are for claiming compensation. Whether you live in Sheffield or any other part of the UK, you should be able to talk to a solicitor via email or over the phone to start your claim and can receive any necessary paperwork by post, if need be.

How much will it cost me to make a data breach claim in Sheffield?

The cost of making a data breach claim in Sheffield is the same as it would be in any other part of the UK. Most data breach solicitors take claims on a No Win No Fee basis which means that you won’t pay anything if the claim is unsuccessful. Solicitors will work on a conditional fee basis, usually taking a percentage of the compensation you receive as their payment for the legal work. For this reason, data protection solicitors will only take on a case if they are confident in winning it. 

Cobleys Solicitors has offices based in the north and south of England. Our data breach solicitors can travel across the UK to meet you if necessary.