We are representing clients who have been victims of this year’s Blackbaud data breach where information has been exposed as a result of a cyberattack.
The nature of the information involved was incredibly personal and sensitive and included: names and addresses; dates of birth; gender details; and information relevant to the organisation the information was for. Many of the victims’ information was with their current or former university, and also included data such as: student numbers; qualification information; extracurricular activity data; employment data; and other additional information collected.
If you have been affected by this cyberattack, here is some information about how we can help you.
What could you claim for?
You could be eligible to claim thousands of pounds in compensation on a No Win, No Fee basis by taking part in our Blackbaud data breach legal action. Given the nature of the personal and sensitive information that has been exposed, victims of the breach are suffering with distress and this is something that you could claim for.
The GDPR can entitle you to receive compensation for:
- Any distress caused by the loss of control of your personal information; and
- Losses and expenses. This could arise from fraud and theft, which can happen when personal data has been exposed in a breach.
Most people will not lose any money after a data breach, but this does not mean that you cannot claim. Most people claim compensation for the distress that they suffer from, and people can suffer from serious distress when this kind of data is exposed. When the information has been exposed as a result of a cyberattack, the worry and distress of knowing that your personal data is in the hands of criminals can be substantial.
A compensation case to recover damages for this distress can easily result in pay-outs in the thousands of pounds mark. If you have received a breach notification email, most likely from the organisation that your data was with, you should be eligible to pursue a case.
Clients worried about the Blackbaud data breach
One of the primary reasons as to why people pursue a legal case for an incident like the Blackbaud data breach is because of the distress that can be caused. Clients that we represent have told us about the distress that they are suffering with, and we spoke to one of our clients at length about their experiences and concerns last Friday.
Given the nature of the breach, we cannot name the client that we spoke with. What our client did confirm was that they were genuinely concerned about the fact that their personal and sensitive information has now been exposed. Our client is worried about what might happen with their data that has been exposed in the breach, and this has led to them wanting to pursue a compensation case for the distress that they are suffering with.
We are representing our clients on a No Win, No Fee basis. Having explained how we will work, what we aim to do, and how we can help, our client was pleased about feeling safe by pursuing their legal case with our firm.
What you need to do
To pursue a No Win, No Fee legal case and take part in the Blackbaud data breach compensation action that we have launched, all you need to do is contact our team here now. We can discuss how we can help you on a completely free and no-obligation basis, and you can feel safe claiming with us in the knowledge that our genuine No Win, No Fee agreement is in place to protect you.
Our firm – The Group Action Lawyers – specialise in this complex area of law. We represent thousands of clients for group action and multi-party cases, and we are involved in dozens of different actions. Many of those actions involve data breach events given how common these incidents are these days.
Importantly, you have a voice for justice, and we are here to help you.
IMPORTANT: advice on this page is intended to be up-to-date for the 'first published date'.
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First published by Matt on September 29, 2020
Posted in the following categories: Data Breach Claims Data Breach Compensation Data Group Actions Group Actions and tagged with class actions | compensation claims | data breach | group action