What Is A Data Breach?

A data breach occurs when sensitive or confidential that should be protected is instead accessed by another third party who has no right to view it. Nowadays, there are several different ways that data breaches could occur, especially with new and emerging technology. Data breaches can occur in various ways, some examples include:

  • Hacking
  • Phishing
  • Physically stealing documents

Data breaches could include sensitive information, such as:

  • Full name
  • Date of birth
  • Social security number
  • Bank account number
  • Medical records
  • Credit card number

If you or a loved one have had your personal and private information stolen during the data breach, you have the right to hold the negligent party responsible for the injuries that you have suffered. If you live in Las Vegas, or have a business located in Las Vegas, and have experienced data breach from another party with others’ personal information, give our experienced Las Vegas attorneys a call today.

our Las Vegas data breach attorneys are available 24/7 to answer any questions or concerns our attorneys have assisted several different types of data breach victims, and work tirelessly to make sure that those that are negligent are held responsible for your compensation.

A data breach can have serious consequences for the affected individuals. Some examples of how it could affect victims of a data breach are:

  •  Financial ruin: a data breach that involves the individual’s financial information could result in financial ruin not only for the individual but also for their family as well. It could also take several months for the individual to recover compensation. These months could be brutal for the individual since they will not have access to their funds.
  • Harm to reputation: an individual who has had their confidential and private information leaked could experience harm to their reputation.
  • Loss of customers: if a business were to suffer a data breach, it could result in lost income and customers.

In response to a data breach, affected individuals could take certain steps to prevent harm from a data breach. For example, some steps include:

  • Monitoring credit reports and scores
  • Constantly changing passwords
  • Installing a software security system

In the event that you still have suffered a data breach, you have the right to hold the third party who leaked your data accountable for compensation.

What Do Our Las Vegas Data Privacy Attorneys Do?

Our attorneys represent individuals and companies who have had their personal information leaked in a data breach. Our attorneys also assist businesses and individuals when protecting the private information of other customers and third parties. Our skilled legal staff have expertise in state and federal laws related to data privacy, such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Our attorneys provide various different legal services for our clients. It depends on the type of assistance that our clients may need. For more information, give us a call to schedule a free consultation with one of our highly qualified attorneys.

  • Data privacy compliance: Our attorneys are able to assist businesses and individuals make sure that their programs and physical offices are secure from any break-ins or data breaches.
  • Data breach response:  Our attorneys will help businesses and individuals respond to data breaches in the most acceptable way.
  • Contract drafting and review:  In the event that you own a business and have access to customer’s private information, our attorneys will review and draft contracts that go into specifics as to what happens with this information.
  • Litigation: Our highly qualified Las Vegas trial attorneys will represent you in the event that you have experienced any type of damages from a data breach.

Las Vegas Data Privacy Lawsuit Compensation

The different types of compensation you can receive, along with the amount of compensation you could receive depend on the circumstances of the data breach and exactly how careful the business or individual was in preventing the data breach. Below are some examples of the different types of compensation you could receive in the event of a data breach and a lawsuit is filed against an organization or individual:

  • Compensatory damages: Compensatory damages are damages that are meant to replace the amount of compensation that the victim of the data breach missed out on due to the data breach. These types of damages include medical bills, lost wages, loss of income, and any emotional distress that the victim had to go through.
  • Punitive damages: Punitive damages are only awarded in certain circumstances. In the case of a data breach, punitive damages are awarded when the business refrains from taking any necessary steps to protect its customer’s private information.
  • Injunctions: An injunction is usually issued by the court in data privacy lawsuits and is meant to protect other future victims of a data breach.
  • Attorney’s fees and costs: If the person that files a data breach lawsuit wins the lawsuit, they are able to get compensated for their attorney’s fees.

Data Privacy Laws In Las Vegas

Las Vegas is a city in the state of Nevada and has several laws and regulations in place that are meant to protect the data of individuals. Las Vegas is home to several restaurants,  hospitals, and hotels which have access to people’s private and confidential information.

  • Nevada Revised Statutes Chapter 603A: This law requires that businesses use and have security measures to make sure that there is no data breach, and the information of Nevada residents is secured. This law also requires that Las Vegas businesses alert residents in the event of a data breach.
  • Nevada Revised Statutes Chapter 603D: This law requires operators of Las Vegas websites or online services to provide a notice to consumers on what type of data is being collected, and how this data will be stored.
  • Nevada Senate Bill 220: This law provides consumers with the right to opt out of the sale of their personal information that Las Vegas websites or online services may collect.
  • Nevada Senate Bill 325: This law was recently enacted, and it is meant to protect people’s medical information as it relates to covid-19 testing and vaccination records. This is meant to protect Nevada residents’ medical information when it comes to the recent pandemic.

There are several other laws on the federal level that businesses in Las Vegas are required to follow. In the event that a business or individual feels to follow these regulations, they will be liable for damages to any victims who have suffered a data breach of their private information. These laws are meant to protect customers’ information and promote safety in the community.

Work With an Experienced Data Breach Attorney Today

If you believe as though you have suffered a data breach or have had your information violated from a third party’s data breach you should talk to our  Las Vegas attorneys as soon as possible because there may be time limitations on your ability to file a lawsuit.

Contact our attorneys today to schedule a free initial consultation and to review the different steps we can take to make sure that you get the assistance you need. We believe that no person should have to suffer with their confidential information leaked. We will hold the responsible parties accountable for any compensation that you are owed.