Be Data Aware

Be Data Aware

Protecting yourself and your family from online cyber and data threats is extremely important.

Relatively small measures, such as changing your passwords regularly, can help keep you safe but it’s also important to be data aware. Do you know how your personal data is being collected and used? Since the introduction of the GDPR it is your right to know how organisations use your data.

You may have heard about the recent scandal involving Facebook and Cambridge Analytica. Using an app on Facebook called “thisisyourdigitallife” Facebook shared their customer’s personal data. This affected more than 1 million UK Facebook users. In April 2018, Facebook informed the victims of this breach via their messenger app.

Your personal data has become a commodity, almost everything we do on a daily basis involves sharing our personal data. It makes our lives a lot easier however you have the right to ensure that your data is secured and used legally.

Unfortunately, some organisations do not take the security of your personal data seriously. This can lead to breaches of data protection. If the breach is likely to result in a high risk of adversely affecting individuals’ rights and freedoms, the organisation must also inform the victims of the breach without undue delay.

If you have fallen victim of such a breach, please get in touch so we may assist you in making a claim.. If you have suffered financial loss or distress you have the right to make a claim against the organisation responsible. Complete our claim form or request a call back from one of the team so we can start the claims process for you.