Political & Religious Data Breaches

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

Get justice for a political or religious data breach

Political and religious data can be extremely sensitive as it often reveals an individual’s personal beliefs, opinions, and affiliations. This information can be used to target individuals for political or religious purposes. And if it falls into the wrong hands, it can have serious consequences for an individual’s privacy and security. You deserve to have your privacy protected, and we’re here to help. 

A breach of political or religious data can have serious consequences for an individual’s privacy, security, and well-being.  

For example, if political or religious data is obtained by employers, landlords, or other entities, it could potentially be used to discriminate against individuals based on their beliefs or affiliations. 

In the hands of individuals or groups who hold opposing beliefs, it can lead to harassment, threats, or violence. And if political or religious data is made public, it could damage an individual’s reputation or lead to public scrutiny. 

Imagine being bombarded with targeted ads or messages that exploit your political or religious beliefs. Unfortunately, this is exactly what can happen when political or religious data is breached and falls into the hands of advertisers or marketers. 

With significant amounts of political and religious data stored, processed, and shared, robust security measures are more critical than ever. But there are questions over whether the organisations using our data are upholding our right to data privacy as well as they should be. 

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 political or religious 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. 

All kinds of organisations are experiencing religious and political data breaches. This includes:

Churches and other religious organisations

Religious organisations hold a wealth of sensitive data on their members. 

Government Bodies

Government departments may collect data on political and religious affiliation if it is relevant to their work 

Political Parties

The ICO has had to write to all the main UK political parties to remind them to adhere to data protection laws.  

Non-profit Organisations

Charities, educational institutions, or other types of organisations collect data on an individuals' political or religious affiliations.  

Social Media Platforms

Social networks may collect data on individuals' political or religious views based on their activity and interactions. 

Law Enforcement

Organisations such as the police might hold political and religious data for law enforcement purposes. 

Why claim data breach compensation?

Hold the political and religious bodies to account for failing to protect your private information.

Receive financial compensation for your loss.

Force political and religious organisations to implement better data security.

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.

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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