What Should I Do if I Am a Victim of a Data Breach?

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There are few things worse than realizing your personal data has been stolen. This can feel like a violation, because, frankly, it is a violation. That said, there are things you can do both to protect your data proactively and to get it back, should someone steal it in what is known as a “data breach.” If you believe you are a victim of a data breach, please do not hesitate to reach out to a seasoned New York City data breach lawyer from Rahman Legal for help. Our legal team is prepared to fight for you and your privacy, every step of the way. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What exactly is a data breach?

The first thing you should understand is that your data is valuable. That said, when you make an online purchase, you expect your data to remain private. Unfortunately, this does not always happen. Some companies will even save, transmit, release, or steal your public data. This is known as a data breach. When this information is released to the public, it can put a consumer at a far greater risk of becoming a victim of identity theft.

What can I do to prevent a data breach?

Sometimes, there is simply nothing a person can do to protect themselves from a data breach, such as when a company or a hacker outright steals their information. However, there are certain measures you can date to decrease your chances of becoming a victim. This can include using high-grade encryption and updating software, as well as devices, as these updates become available.

What should I do if my personal information has been stolen?

If you discover that your personal information has been compromised in a data breach, you need to take action at once. The longer you wait, the longer your private information will remain out in the open. You should understand that as a consumer, you have rights, and your private information is protected under the law. Our legal team can help secure your private information and pursue damages against the party who stole it in an effort to hold them civilly liable. If you have any further questions, or you need a seasoned attorney in your corner, simply contact Rahman Legal today so we can get working on your case.

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