If you can prove that you are the victim of a personal data breach that has led to a financial damages or distress, you should be able to claim compensation. If you have discovered that you have been the victim of a personal data breach, or you have found that your information has been misused in a manner that breaches the Data Protection Act 2018, then get in touch with us today.
Businesses, government bodies and many other organisations collect, process and store an increasing amount of information and personal data . A number of laws have been introduced in Ireland and across the EU to protect people’s personal data.
A personal data breach means a breach of security leading to the accidental or unlawful destruction, loss, alteration, unauthorised disclosure of, or access to, personal data. This includes breaches that are the result of both accidental and deliberate causes. It also means that a breach is more than just about losing personal data. There will be a personal data breach whenever any personal data is accidentally lost, destroyed, corrupted or disclosed; if someone accesses the data or passes it on without proper authorisation; or if the data is made unavailable and this unavailability has a significant negative effect on individuals.