Biometric Data Breaches

If you are a victim of a data protection failure involving your biometric data, check out our current group actions to see if we are running a claim related to that specific breach.

Get justice & compensation for the breach of your biometric data

Biometric data includes things like your fingerprints, facial features, iris or retina patterns. Even the way you walk or sign your name.  By using this information, apps and other technology can accurately identify and authenticate individuals. As such, biometric data is revolutionising the way we protect our information and secure our identities. 

Biometric data is often used in security systems, to verify identity, and for tracking attendance and timekeeping in the workplace. But the breach of this data can have disastrous consequences.  

For example, if biometric data falls into the wrong hands, it could be used to impersonate someone else, gain unauthorised access to sensitive systems and carry out fraudulent activities. And the more we use this data, the greater the risk becomes.  

KP Law is a group action law firm. With a group action claim, you and the other victims join together and fight to get compensation. Group actions can be a powerful tool and can have a bigger impact than a single claim.

If you are a victim of a data protection failure involving your biometric data, check out our current group actions to see if we are running a claim related to that specific breach.

If you are involved in a potential group action not listed below, please contact us and tell us about it! Where enough people come forward, we may launch a new claim.

We do not take on individual cases.

No-win, no-fee data breach compensation

Don’t let the fear of costs stop you getting the justice you deserve. Contact us today and let us fight for you. 

How could your biometric data be breached?

There are many different ways that biometric data could be breached, including:  


Hackers could gain access to databases containing biometric data, which could then be sold on the dark web.

Cryptocurrency Businesses

Like traditional money, criminals are targeting the cryptocurrency market. With the equivalent of millions of pounds being stolen from cryptocurrency holdings each year, this is a very lucrative market.

Public Wi-Fi

Biometric data could be intercepted during transmission from one device to another. For example, if a user logs into an account using facial recognition on a public Wi-Fi network, a hacker could potentially intercept that data and use it for malicious purposes.


Malware or other types of malicious software could be used to access biometric data stored on a device, such as a smartphone or a laptop.

Breaches of biometric data can have serious consequences, including identity theft and financial fraud.

Not Just Data Breaches

As well as data breaches, we also help clients who have experienced other forms of GDPR violations relating to biometric data.

For example, there are ethical and privacy concerns over the use of facial recognition technology, with, women and people of BAME groups routinely being discriminated against by companies that use such tech. Facial recognition tech is also being used by employers in the gig economy – often to the detriment of workers.  If you have been harmed by facial recognition technology, we can help. 

Why use KP Law to make a claim?

We are one of the most experienced multi-claimant law firms in the UK.

We represent clients in group actions with innovation, resources, and expertise.

We work with expert barristers to ensure you get the very best level of legal support available.

We have all the resources and global expertise necessary to take on complicated cases and win.

We have offices in London, Liverpool, Manchester, and Birmingham, and the technology to provide a nationwide service to clients across England & Wales.

We use technology to deliver a better legal experience to our clients.

We work on a no-win, no-fee basis.

We make the process straightforward and hassle-free.

Why claim biometric data breach compensation?

Hold organisations to account for failing to protect your private information.

Receive financial compensation for your loss.

Force organisations to implement better data security.

What can you claim for?

While each case is judged on its own merits, there are some things we would typically look for when it comes to when claiming compensation following a data breach, cybercrime or other GDPR violation:

Financial loss

With stolen data, cybercriminals can make purchases using your bank and credit cards, apply for credit in your name, set up fraudulent bank accounts and access your existing online accounts.


GDPR failures, cybercrime and data breaches can have a significant impact on you, both mentally and physically. They can cause or exacerbate anxiety, stress and other psychological conditions.

Loss of privacy

Your data has value, and organisations must be held to account if they fail to protect your right to data privacy or otherwise do not uphold your GDPR rights.

How to protect yourself following a data breach or cybercrime

  • Contact your bank or credit card provider immediately if your financial data has been exposed.
  • Check all bills and emails for goods or services you have not ordered.
  • Check your bank account for unfamiliar transactions.
  • Alert your bank or credit card provider immediately if there is any suspicious activity.
  • Monitor your credit score for any unexpected dips.
  • Call Credit, Experian and Equifax to ensure credit isn’t taken out in your name.
  • Never provide your PIN or full password to anyone (even someone claiming to be from your bank).
  • Never been pressured into moving money to another account for fraud reasons. A legitimate bank won’t ask you to do this.
  • Follow the security instructions provided by the organisation that breached your data.
  • Never automatically click on any suspicious links or downloads in emails or texts.
  • Don’t assume an email or phone call is authentic just because someone has your details.
  • Be careful who you trust – criminals often use scare tactics to try and trick you into revealing your security details.
  • Know that, even if you recognise a name or number, it might not be genuine.
  • Don’t be rushed or pressured into making a decision. A trustworthy organisation would never force you to make a financial transaction on the spot.
  • Never provide your full password, pin or security code to someone over the phone (or via message). If a bank believes a transaction has been fraudulent, they will not ask for this information to cancel the transaction.
  • Listen to your instincts and ask questions if something feels “off”.
  • Refuse requests for personal or financial information and stop discussions if you are at all unsure.
  • Contact your bank or financial service provider on a number you know and trust to check if a communication is genuine.
  • Be cautious of unsolicited communications that refer you to a web page asking for personal data.
  • Don’t accept friend requests from people you don’t know on social media.
  • Review your online privacy settings.
  • Report suspected fraud attempts to the police and Action Fraud.
  • Register with the Cifas protective registration service to slow down credit applications made in your name.
  • Change your passwords regularly and use a different password for every account (a password manager can help with this).
  • Protect your devices with up-to-date internet security software.

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