Rogers Solicitors provide legal assistance to individuals who have had their data breached in accordance with GDPR and Data Protection laws.
Your personal data belongs to you and is protected under strict Irish and European laws. If an organisation has breached your personal data in any way then you may be entitled to compensation for this data breach.
Organistations that hold your data are under strict obligations to ensure that your data is not compromised in any way. Unfortunately we have seen a huge rise in data breach instances in Ireland in recent years. If your data has been breached this can cause you financial loss as well as the stress and anxiety that follows. Rogers Solicitors can investigate your data breach and we can do so on a "no win no fee" basis.
A data breach occurs when an organisation mishandles your data in some way, meaning that your personal information has been compromised.
Examples of organisations that have committed data breaches in Ireland are:
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Irish Law in relation to Data Breaches
The General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) provide a strict legal framework that governs how European organisations handle and protect an individuals personal data. Article 82 of GDPR states that an individual who has suffered material or non-material loss is entitled to be compensated for the damage suffered.
The Data Protection Act 2018 brought Irish law into line with European GDPR, meaning that your Data is protected under Irish law and you have a right to compensation for a data breach under Irish law.
What to do if your data has been breached
If your data has been breached we suggest that you take the following steps in order to protect yourself as much as you possibly can:
How we can assist with your Data Breach Claim
If you feel that your data has been breached and you have suffered a loss, then we can help you on a "no win no fee" basis. We will firstly ask you to share with us all the information that you have that suggests that your data has been breached. If we feel that your data has been breached we will then write to the organsiation who has compromised your data. We will ask then to share with us all of the personal data that they hold in relation to you. Under GDPR and the Data Protection Act, they must send us all of the requested information within one calendar month of our request.
We will then review the information and we will be in a much better position to advise you if you have a strong case or not. If we feel that your case is strong we will then start a civil case against the orgnaistaion that has breached your data.
Please get in touch with us is you feel that we can be of assistance. We will contact you right away for a chat, and we will do so on a "no win no fee" basis.
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GDPR & Data Protection Claims FAQ
Can I claim compensation after being the victim of a data breach?
Yes, in accordance with GDPR law, victims of a data breach are often entitled to compensation under section 82 of GDPR. Get in touch with Rogers Solicitors for more information on how our GDPR & data protection solicitors can help with your case.
What should I do after a data breach?
If you aim to take legal action after a data breach, the first thing to do is to contact a specialist data protection solicitor. A data protection solicitor will help you put together a case and file a legal claim to ensure redress where relevant.
Is it worth taking legal action after a data breach?
Yes. If your personal data has been compromised, taking legal action is a way of receiving compensation and legal redress where necessary. Under GDPR law, individuals are protected and have the ability to take legal action after a data breach large and small.