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How Can a ​​Data Privacy & Cyber Security Lawyer Help You Recover?

Cyber security is essential in the modern world. When it fails, hackers and thieves can invade your data privacy — they may steal your money, misuse your identity, and destroy your good credit. A data privacy lawyer can help you recover your losses and prompt better safety protocols in the digital sphere.

Businesses or agencies that store your personal and financial data may leave that information vulnerable, putting customers and citizens at risk of identity theft crimes. When a breach occurs, people lose money, time, and peace of mind in dealing with the fallout. It may also cause families to lose out on business, car, or home loans if their credit score has been compromised.

Personal data can be compromised and emotional suffering can be severe. Claims for digital invasion of privacy are crucial, as negligent corporate conduct can impact millions of people in a matter of seconds. By filing a lawsuit for your losses, you hold these companies accountable for potential lax treatment of some of our most important private data.

The Lyon Firm represents individuals in a wide variety of plaintiff invasion of privacy lawsuits. If you have been a victim of personal data theft, data misuse, or another breach of online privacy, you should contact our digital privacy lawyers at (513) 381-2333 to investigate the claim. Located in Cincinnati, Ohio, we represent data claims in neighboring states and across the nation because data theft can be national, international, and global.

Read on to learn more about data privacy lawsuits and your rights to recovery.

Joe Lyon is a highly-rated Class Action Privacy Lawyer representing individuals in Digital Privacy lawsuits and claims both locally and nationally.

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What Is a Data Privacy Lawsuit?

Invasion of privacy is the inexcusable intrusion into an individual’s personal life without consent. Privacy cases can include intruding into your seclusion at work or home, publicly disclosing private information, portraying you in a false light, or assuming your likeness or identity. Data privacy lawsuits could involve financial crimes, endangerment through doxxing, or damage to your reputation if private matters are posted online. 

Examples of common types of data privacy claims include:

Other invasions of privacy can involve large amounts of people, prompting class action lawsuits. Well-known cyber security class action suits include credit bureau breaches like TransUnion and smartphone apps like TikTok. 

Mass telemarketing violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) have also drawn class action suits — TCPA exists to protect consumers from pre-recorded calls, auto-dialers, robocalls, and any unsolicited text messages or phone calls to your home or business. 

Any person on a Do Not Call Registry who receives calls that violate TCPA laws can file telemarketing harassment lawsuits with The Lyon Firm. TCPA class action lawsuits have been settled in recent years for millions of dollars, and violators have been fined thousands for each unlawful call placed.

Privacy is a basic right in the United States, and any individual or company who violates an individual’s privacy can be held liable in a lawsuit.

How Much Is a Data Privacy Lawsuit Worth?

There is no one amount that accurately describes the average data privacy lawsuit settlement or verdict. This is because each case is decided on the specifics of who is liable, who was harmed, and how much their losses cost in money, time, and suffering.

Damages that may be included in a data privacy settlement or verdict include:

  • Financial and time losses: Compensation for money stolen, or for money spent to fix identity theft such as buying protection services or hiring an attorney. Also compensation for lost wages or paid time off used to file police reports, close fraudulent accounts, or appear in court to resolve these issues.
  • Defamation damages: Plaintiffs have filed claims based on the loss of business and the loss of reputation. 
  • Emotional pain and suffering: Individuals suffer a great deal of emotional distress in times of private uncertainty.
  • Forfeit of illicit monetary gains: Legally known as “disgorgement,” this requires a party who profits from illegal acts to give up any profits they made as a result of that wrongful conduct. 
  • Punitive damages: In addition to the above prevention of unjust enrichment, punitive or “punishment” fees may be charged to make illegal conduct even more unprofitable — these funds may then be awarded to you in addition to compensation for your losses.

There have been numerous data privacy cases and data breach lawsuits filed against companies that have failed to protect consumers’ confidential information.

If your data has been hacked or a company has failed to protect you and made you vulnerable financially, you may have legal recourse and can file a claim with the assistance of a data breach attorney. Contact The Lyon Firm at (513) 381-2333 to discuss your options.

What Kind Of Attorney Handles Invasion of Privacy?

A data breach attorney is the kind of lawyer who handles invasion of privacy cases for individuals, families, and private businesses. Privacy and data breach lawsuits arise when one person or business suffers injury or losses due to another’s negligence or wrongdoing in the digital information sphere. These are civil cases, separate from criminal law, meaning you can file a claim even if no criminal report, arrest, or conviction has been made.

A civil digital privacy lawsuit isn’t about police and prosecutors, it’s about you. Your losses are the focus of concern. Even if the company that compromised your data didn’t break the law, it may still be found responsible for what happened with your data. Any kind of data theft or personal data negligence by an individual or company that causes harm can lead to filing a privacy and data misuse lawsuit.

Joe Lyon of The Lyon Firm is a highly-rated digital data privacy lawyer who has successfully handled invasion of privacy claims resulting in six-figure settlements. Our attorneys recognize the personal nature of many of these sensitive digital privacy cases, and are ready to help you recover the damages you’re owed.

What Does a Data Privacy Lawyer Do?

The amount a plaintiff is entitled to in a data privacy lawsuit depends on several factors: how wrongful the violation is, how serious the injuries and losses are, and how skilled your attorney is when litigating these facts in court.

Here is the legal process your experienced data privacy lawyer may navigate on your behalf: 

  • Pre-suit investigation: Personal data theft lawsuits require a thorough investigation before a lawsuit is filed. An initial investigation involves gathering all relevant information. Preservation letters are drafted to notify the defendant of the case. The duty to preserve electronic evidence is critical in most cases.
  • Filing a privacy invasion lawsuit: If pre-suit negotiations are unsuccessful, then a lawsuit must be filed. Filing a lawsuit early in the process is often necessary to begin gathering evidence while witness memories are fresh and documents remain available.
  • Case management: Once a privacy suit is filed by your attorney, the court will set a case management schedule and the parties will begin exchanging information in the formal process of discovery. Depositions will be taken to preserve testimony for trial and to understand what certain witnesses are likely to say at trial.
  • Settlement negotiations: Your lawyer will negotiate with the opposing party to reach a strong settlement before going to trial. This allows clients to resolve the matter sooner rather than later, but if the other side is unwilling to deal fairly, the next step is a trial in court.
  • Data privacy trial: During a trial, your lawyer will work to prove the other side’s negligence, the direct link between their negligence and your injuries, and the amount of damages owed. In addition to witness testimony and other documentary evidence, data theft and privacy claims rely upon digital evidence that must be explained clearly to a judge or jury.

Personal data theft attorneys generally only will take cases on a confidential and contingency fee basis, which means your lawyer will only get paid if he or she is able to reach a settlement or positive verdict. The Lyon Firm will review your privacy case for free and assess what compensation any plaintiff can expect through litigation.

Contact Cyber Security & Data Privacy Attorneys

As technology enters into almost every aspect of our daily life, we are seeing our privacy diminish. Americans now have all their personal information stored on various cloud systems, company networks, and databases, and assume it is protected. But when a breach occurs, legal action may be necessary. 

Instances of invasion of privacy are reported in many corporate and private affairs. The loss of private data can lead to identity theft and fraud and years of financial and legal complications. 

You deserve to be fairly compensated for these invasions into your personal life.

Data breaches can involve some highly technical and modern data concepts. You’ll need an attorney with proven tech-saviness who is adept at understanding and explaining these digital abstractions in court. Joe Lyon is a highly-rated class action privacy lawyer representing individuals in digital privacy and cyber security lawsuits locally and nationally. 

For moderate to serious offenses, it is important that you resolve a data privacy claim with professional counsel. Our case results show unmatched experience in this area of law, and our team is ready to help you take back control starting today. Contact us directly online or by calling (513) 381-2333 as soon as possible — you will not pay any fee unless The Lyon Firm is able to reach a settlement and compensate you fully for damages. 

Digital Privacy and Data Breach FAQs

Why are online data privacy cases important?

It is important that companies are held responsible if they fail to protect the data of their customers or employees. Without consequences, these companies may continue to casually use and store some of the most sensitive information you have, including your location, bank information, and medical records.

Privacy breaches and personal data theft cases can result in life-altering financial losses and reputational damages. Such losses can have devastating financial effects on individuals and families if not properly compensated. Data privacy lawsuits allow individuals to seek justice, and incentivize companies to do better.

What are other common types of privacy lawsuits?

Invasion of privacy lawsuits may cover practice areas including personal data theft, data misuse, employer negligence, data breaches, defamation, medical record breaches, and identity theft.

Can I sue an individual for invading my privacy?

It’s possible, but viable cases generally involve financial damages and serious emotional distress. If you think you have a case, contact an attorney for a professional review. 

For reference: “personal information” under the Privacy Act of 1974 is defined as information that identifies an individual such as name, address, telephone number, date of birth, medical records, bank account details, and an opinion.

How long do I have to file a data breach or cyber security lawsuit?

A statute of limitations refers to the period of time a plaintiff has to file a lawsuit before legal action is no longer possible. For data privacy cases, you have one year from the date of the incident to contact an invasion of privacy attorney and file a personal data claim. 

Anyone who has been the target of data tracking, data breach, telemarketing harassment, identity theft, data theft, unauthorized photograph usage, or other areas of digital privacy can contact the consumer protection attorneys at The Lyon Firm at (513) 381-2333 to review your case. 

Settlements are more likely in digital privacy cases where there is clear and preserved evidence. The sooner you empower a lawyer to work on your case, the better your chances are for a successful case result.

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Why are Online Privacy Cases important?

Privacy breaches and personal data theft cases can result in life-altering financial losses and reputational damages. Such losses can have devastating financial consequences on individuals and families if not properly compensated. Tort law allows those individuals to seek just legal recourse through privacy and personal data lawsuits.

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