Image & Video Data Breaches

If you are a victim of a data protection failure involving your image, 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 image

Images and videos are protected under GDPR if they identify an individual, directly or indirectly. 

This means that, if images and videos of individuals are collected and processed by an organisation, they have a legal obligation to keep them safe and secure. This includes photographs, CCTV footage, and any other visual images. 

If an organisation fails to do so and your images are breached, it can have serious consequences.

For example, images and videos that are published or shared without your consent, could lead to embarrassment, reputational damage, or invasion of privacy. What’s more, if personal identification details are associated with the breached images or videos, malicious actors could exploit this information for identity theft or fraudulent purposes.  

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 image, 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. 

Helping victims of intimate image abuse

Intimate image abuse, otherwise known as ‘revenge porn’, occurs when a spurned partner takes revenge by posting intimate sexual images and videos online. In some cases, it is almost impossible for victims to completely erase their private photos and videos from the Internet, even if removed from the site where they were initially shared.   

Revenge porn is illegal in England and Wales and is punishable by up to two years in prison. Despite this, thousands of revenge porn pictures and videos are still freely shared online.    

Our data protection experts have identified an unused weapon in the legal armoury against image-based sexual abuse. Under the UK GDPR, photographs and videos can constitute personal data. As such, any sites that share this personal data must have consent from all parties.  

This is clearly not happening, and we believe that there should be consequences for those businesses that enable intimate image abuse. As such, we make GDPR claims against the platforms profiting from this crime.  

As well as fast-tracking an individual’s legal ‘Right to be Forgotten’ – which will force platforms to remove illegally shared intimate images – we are also seeking financial damages for the emotional and reputational damage suffered by victims.  


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 image & video 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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