FAQs

Who are Data Breach Claims?

Data Breach Claims are data breach compensation experts fighting for people’s data protection and privacy rights. 

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requires that organisations keep your personal information safe and secure. If you have been involved in a data breach where an organisation has failed to do this, then you could be eligible for compensation.  

Data Breach Claims help you to discover if you have been in any breaches and enables you to register a claim against the companies responsible.  

What is a data breach or leak?

A data breach has happened when your personal information has been hacked, leaked or accessed without your permission. 

Your personal information is information that can be linked back to you specifically, this includes your name, email address, phone number, bank details and medical records. 

Your personal information could have been hacked, lost, or stolen by the company you have trusted to look after it. 

How do I find out if I’ve been in a data breach?

Use our secure, fast, and free search to discover if you’ve been in a data breach. 

Simply enter your email address and we will securely search data breach databases, within seconds, for free. 

You will then be able to see what data breaches you have been in and the company responsible. 

Then you decide if you would like to register a claim with Data Breach Claims for some or all of the breaches, our check is commitment free.  

How much compensation could I be entitled to?

Data breach compensation amounts vary depending on a variety of factors. The average data breach victim is entitled to £4,000 in compensation.

 

What is the GDPR?

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect in the UK on the 25th May 2018. It is designed to allow consumers to have control over their personal data and their rights. 

Why are some data breaches not eligible?

Some breaches will have no claim value assigned to them by Data Breach Claims.

This means they have either not yet been identified as eligible by a legal team, or that the breach is not eligible for a claim.

A breach can be classified as not eligible for a variety of reasons. These include that the company no longer exists, the breach is too old, or the breach happened before the relevant legislation for that jurisdiction came into force. It could also be due to the company responsible for the breach being registered in a location in which our legal partners do not believe we would be able to pursue a successful claim.

Data Breach Claims is continually working with legal teams to identify breaches where a class action or group litigation order is appropriate. Therefore, claims with no value currently assigned to them may become eligible in the future.

If your search with Data Breach Claims shows you were a victim of a breach that becomes eligible in the future, we will notify you via email with an invitation to register your claim.