As of May 2018, GDPR legislation has been signed into Irish law, meaning companies now have a greater duty of care over how they collect, store and use the personal data of their clients. This legislation also places far greater penalties on companies who breach data protection laws which stipulate that data must be accurate, current, accessible to you and used for the purpose that was declared to you at the point it was collected. If the data is no longer being used for the stated purpose, the company must then delete it. Your personal data is incredibly valuable and is something that needs to be handled responsibly, though many people are not even aware that they have suffered from a data protection breach, which is why we at MyCase Solicitors are here to help. Our dedicated team of experienced GDPR solicitors have assisted numerous clients in receiving the compensation they are owed due to misuse of their personal data. If you would like to discuss further the implications of data protection laws and how they are relevant to the handling of your personal data, please contact our office today by phone or via email and one of our GDPR specialists will be in contact with you as soon as possible.