In short, yes you can. In circumstances where you are of the view that your personal data may have been exposed following a data breach or that personal data has been stored or processed incorrectly, it is important to seek legal advice from our Data Protection Solicitors as soon as possible. Our experienced Data Protection Solicitors can advise you on your legal rights and options, then help you to take appropriate action to minimise any long-term negative impact.
Under Article 82 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR,) if you have suffered material or non-material damage as the result of a data protection breach, then you have the right to seek compensation. It should be noted that claims for compensation for stress and emotional suffering can also be made.