GDPR, Data Protection& Data Breach – Have you been affected?

Data protection is the safeguarding of the rights of all individuals to privacy in relation to the processing of their personal data. The processing of data is regulated by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018.
If an organisation has breached your personal data in any way then you may be entitled to compensation for this data breach.
Organisations that hold your data are under strict obligations to ensure that your data is not compromised in any way.

A data protection breach occurs where a person or organisation, entrusted with your personal data, negligently or intentionally, loses, publishes or mishandles your data leading to your personal information being compromised. Examples include, sending an email/letter to the wrong recipient, disclosing your personal data or leaving personal information in a public place aswell as a cyber hack of your personal information on the organisations system.

Any person who is the victim of a data protection breach can make a claim for compensation. If you think that your personal information has been exposed following a data breach or that data about you has been stored incorrectly, it is important that you contact your solicitor as soon as possible for specialist legal advice. An experienced Data Protection solicitor can advise you on your legal rights and options and advance any appropriate claim for compensation.

The impact of a data breach depends on the circumstances of the breach. In many cases it causes anxiety, worry, stress, fear and worse. If you feel that your data has been breached and you have suffered as a result, then we can help you.

Donal T Ryan Solicitors will discuss your data breach claim with you. We will correspond with the organisation that has compromised your data to clarify details of your personal data breach. They must send us the requested information within one month of our request. We will then review the information and advance any appropriate civil case, with your instructions, against the organisation that has breached your data. If the data breach is particularly sensitive and depending on the circumstances, you should be entitled to a greater amount of compensation.

Contact Lorcan Dunphy, Head of Litigation, at Donal T Ryan Solicitors for our specialist expert legal advice at 062 – 61288 or law@dtryan.ie