Legal help for data breach compensation claims

My voice is my password system raises eyebrows

Posted by Matthew on August 21, 2018 in the following categories: Cybersecurity Security and tagged with |

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There has been some recent controversary over the government’s use of the ‘my voice is my password’ system.

Privacy campaigners have reportedly called for HRMC to delete the millions of recordings they hold for people who use the ‘my voice is my password’ system because they’ve failed to gain clear and proper consent from users of the system. The government say that the system is secure, and they have relied on implied consent; but privacy watchdogs are concerned over consent, security and storage.

Eyebrows have certainly been raised…

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Poole Hospital data breach

Posted by Matthew on August 20, 2018 in the following categories: Employee Data Breach Healthcare and tagged with | | |

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The Poole Hospital data breach stemmed from the simple act of patient data being exposed from a stolen bag.

It’s understood that the stolen bag had been discarded and hidden in the hospital and contained patient data; the likes of which is always private and very sensitive. This is yet another simple data breach stemming from an entirely avoidable incident, and it doesn’t help the already problematic situation of healthcare sector data breaches.

Patients affected by the Poole Hospital data breach have been informed of the incident.

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Ticketmaster UK data breach just the tip of the iceberg

Posted by Matthew on August 17, 2018 in the following categories: Cybersecurity Security and tagged with

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The massive Ticketmaster UK data breach from June appears to be just the tip of the iceberg as part of a wider cyberattack campaign.

According to security researchers, the software that was hacked that led to the Ticketmaster data breach was one of many targeted and successfully hacked as part of a wider campaign to access the payment information for tens of thousands of people at a time across the world. This does not fill anyone who uses online payment platforms with a great deal of confidence, and given the scale of the online industry, how can we know for sure that we’re ever safe?

We’re representing a number of victims of the Ticketmaster UK data breach who are claiming compensation having had their information compromised.

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Equifax data breach fine avoided in the US

Posted by Matthew on August 16, 2018 in the following categories: Cybersecurity ICO and tagged with

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An Equifax data breach fine has been avoided in the US as the company struck a deal with regulators to change their ways and avoid a repeat of the incident.

The massive Equifax data breach that took place in 2017 was entirely preventable given it was caused by their failure to patch a known security vulnerability, and the fact that their own systems failed to identify the continuing vulnerability. As such, the avoidance of an Equifax data breach fine in the US has come as somewhat of a surprise, but this doesn’t mean that they won’t be fined here in the UK.

We’re acting for a group of victims of the Equifax breach here in the UK who are claiming compensation as a result of the incident.

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Gloucestershire police data breach fine

Posted by Matthew on August 15, 2018 in the following categories: Police and tagged with |

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The 2016 Gloucestershire police data breach has led to a fine imposed by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) in the sum of £80,000.00.

The incident that took place on 19 December 2016 involved a Gloucestershire police offer sending an update to 56 individuals in respect of allegations of abuse. The officer inadvertently placed the email addresses of the recipients into the “To” field instead of the “BCC” field, resulting in the identities of the recipients being revealed to one another.

The email itself is thought to have revealed information about schools and other organisations being investigated as part of the allegations.

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City council data breach compensation advice

Posted by Matthew on August 14, 2018 in the following categories: Council and tagged with |

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If you have been affected by a city council data breach and you’re in need of data breach compensation advice and representation, we can help.

With the public sector often at the top of the tables in terms of the volume of data breaches, the impact for victims who suffer as a result of an incident like a city council data breach cannot be ignored. These organisations hold a great deal of personal and sensitive data about us, and it’s not only enough information to cause distress and alarm, but it can also lead to financial crimes like fraud and identity theft.

We take on a great deal of cases for public sector data breaches because of the severity of the impact they can have as well as the frequency of them occurring.

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NHS Digital data breach compensation action

Posted by Matthew on August 13, 2018 in the following categories: Claims Healthcare Latest and tagged with | |

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Our NHS Digital data breach compensation action is well under way with a number of victims affected by the huge data breach already signed up to our service.

News of the massive breach affecting some 150,000 patients came just weeks after the new GDPR legislation came into force at the end of May 2018. A simple case of a software error is the underlying cause of the NHS Digital data breach, and with the healthcare sector already leading the way in terms of data breach incidents, this situation is unwelcome news.

Many people have approached us for help, and our Data Leak Lawyers have listened to their concerns and agreed to take cases forward.

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Is there a Ticketmaster GDPR fine on the horizon?

Posted by Matthew on August 10, 2018 in the following categories: Claims Cybersecurity and tagged with | | |

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Are we going to see a Ticketmaster GDPR fine given that at least some victims of their data breach had their information exposed after the May 2018 legislation change?

There are a few thing to look at when considering which legislation will apply; i.e. the old or the new. The breach actually spans across the deadline because some information in this breach was exposed both before and after the GDPR legislation came into force.

So, which will apply? Will the test be that the information was initially exposed before the deadline, meaning the old rules apply, or are we saying that the data being exposed after the deadline means GDPR will apply?

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Typeform data breach compensation advice

Posted by Matthew on August 09, 2018 in the following categories: Claims Latest and tagged with | | | |

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We’re offering Typeform data breach compensation advice and legal representation for victims of this recent breach.

We’re already acting for a number of people affected by the Typeform data breach whose information was exposed due to what Typeform admitted was third-party access to a server where information was downloaded without authority.

Many organisations use Tyepform, meaning the people affected vary in terms of the data being held about them and where they’re from.

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Was the Equifax breach just the beginning?

Posted by Matthew on August 08, 2018 in the following categories: Claims Cybersecurity Latest and tagged with

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Was the Equifax breach – an action we are representing a group of individuals for – just the beginning in terms of cyberattacks against financial institutions?

When news broke of the Equifax breach, the world was left in shock that such a major financial institution could become a victim to what transpired to be a relatively simple attack that was entirely preventable. With almost 150 million people affected worldwide, and 700,000 of those victims here in the UK, and many not even knowing that Equifax held their data, it was the big breach of 2017; and the aftershock is still being felt to this day.

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