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Join the METROPOLITAN POLICE DATA BREACH claim

Are you affected by the Met data breach?

If so, Join the Claim to get the justice and compensation you deserve. 

Last year, cybercriminals managed to access the systems of a supplier to the Metropolitan Police. Digital ID, a company that makes warrant cards and identification badges was targeted in a ransomware attack. 

 

Digital ID holds a wealth of data about police officers and force employees. Worryingly, this information could now be in the hands of criminals. The breach potentially affected tens of thousands of Met personnel. This has raised significant concerns about the safety and security of police officers and staff, especially those in sensitive or undercover roles.

At a glance: what do we know about the Met data breach?

  • Names, ranks, photos, vetting levels, pay numbers, warrant numbers, pass numbers and some geolocation data has been breached.
  • One senior officer said that over 20,000 details, including officer names and photos, are “potentially at risk”.
  • Serving, retired, long term sick and career- break officers and staff who have been employed in the last 3 years could be affected by this breach.

 

If you are affected by this data breach, you could be due compensation. Many Met officers and civilian employees are making no-win-no-fee claims to get justice for the data protection failure without having to worry about fees. 

Are you eligible to join the Metropolitan Police data breach compensation claim?

Could you qualify for a NO-WIN, NO- FEE Metropolitan Police compensation claim. Find out instantly with our easy-to-use eligibility checker!

If you have a claim, register your interest and we’ll connect you with a UK law firm running a Metropolitan Police data breach group action. 

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Join the Claim

Find out if you could join a no-win, no-fee Metropolitan Police data breach claim. 

It will only take a few minutes and there’s no obligation to proceed. 

How it works

Check your eligibility

Our simple eligibility checker provides instant clarity. Answer a few straightforward questions, and you’ll know if you could qualify for a Metropolitan Police data breach group action claim.

Register your interest

If you have a potential claim, register your interest and we’ll keep you updated about this case.

Join the Claim

Your matchmaker for justice, if eligible, we’ll pair you with a regulated law firm running a suitable claim.

Latest updates on the Met data breach

  • 27 August 2023

    Reports began to emerge about a data breach at the Metropolitan Police.

  • 3 September 2023

    Stockport-based Digital ID was named as the company at the centre of the cyber-attack.

  • 14 September 2023

    Greater Manchester Police released a statement confirming it was also affected by the security incident.

We’ll provide more updates on the Metropolitan Police data breach as they occur. 

Metropolitan Police data breach FAQs

The breach was discovered in August 2023 when the Met became aware that data had been compromised due to a security incident involving one of its suppliers, IT services company DigitaID.

The breach involved the unauthorised access and potential theft of personal information, including names, ranks, photos, vetting levels, and pay numbers of Met officers and staff. Some officers may also have had their geolocation data breached.

By now, all affected officers and staff should have been contacted. If you have not received this notification, it is unlikely that you are affected. If you have received notification of your involvement, you could have a NO-WIN, NO- FEE compensation claim.

Our simple eligibility checker provides instant clarity. Answer a few straightforward questions, and you’ll know if you could qualify for a Metropolitan Police data breach group action claim.

It’s complicated! While DigitalID was hacked, all organisations are responsible for the security of their personal data. So the Met is responsible for failing to protect the sensitive information of officers and staff.

We cannot say how much compensation you might get if you win your data breach case. Each claim is based on its merits and your solicitor will work to get the compensation owed to you. 

In the UK, if a group of people have experienced loss, or otherwise been harmed by an organisation’s law breaking, they can come together to fight for justice. Levelling the playing field when standing up to big businesses, group actions prove that there is strength in numbers. At Join the Claim, we bring consumers and law firms together to ensure these group actions are as powerful as possible.

We won’t charge you a single penny. And we ensure any law firms we connect you with operate on a no-win-no-fee basis. If you win, the law firm will either take its fees from your compensation payment or recover these from the defendants.  

About Join the Claim

At Join the Claim, we unite law firms and individuals to ensure powerful group action claims. We are not a law firm, but we help ensure people get straightforward access to compensation.  

Think of us as the ultimate matchmaker for justice. Shining a spotlight on the latest and biggest consumer wrongdoings and making eligibility checks a breeze, we connect you with the law firms ready to fight for you.  

We won’t charge you a single penny when you sign up to join a claim, but we might take a fee from the law firms we introduce you to. 

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