UK: Claims firms turn their fire on data breaches
Rupert Jones reports:
Claims companies and law firms looking for the next bonanza in payouts are targeting people who have been the victim of a data breach, with some telling those affected they could be entitled to thousands of pounds in compensation.
What is fuelling this growing market is the fact that the UK’s data watchdog, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), can’t award compensation to people if they have been affected by a data breach, even when the law has been broken.
Read more at The Guardian.