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Transparency pays when it comes to retail data protection

Posted by Matthew on June 20, 2018 in the following categories: Retail and tagged with |

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According to recent information, transparency pays when it comes to retail data protection as some consumers would pledge to shop more with retailers who are transparent about how they use their data.

Given the volume of data breaches we see in the news these days, consumers are more aware than ever about the importance of data protection and knowing more about how their data is used and shared.

The data about customers being happier to shop more with organisations when there is more transparency over retailer data protection policies is certainly food for thought in today’s globally-competitive market.

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Profits set to fall in wake of Dixons Carphone cyber-attack

Posted by Matthew on June 19, 2018 in the following categories: Claims Hacking News Technology and tagged with | | |

Profits are set to fall in the wake of the Dixons Carphone cyber-attack. A sharp fall in profits is expected after news of the massive cyber-attack that exposed some 5.9 million credit and debit card details, and some 1.2 million personal data records.

Some reports have indicated the fall in profits may be as much as 23pc.

The Dixons Carphone cyber-attack apparently took place last year, yet it has taken them almost a year for the news to be revealed; a matter that they will no doubt face further criticism for.

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Almost half of UK manufacturing industry report cyber-attacks

Posted by Matthew on June 18, 2018 in the following categories: Hacking News Scammers and tagged with | |

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Almost half of businesses in the UK manufacturing industry have reported cyber-attacks, with the UK manufacturing industry described as somewhat of an easy target.

We don’t often see manufacturers in the news for data breaches and cyber-attacks, but this date from a recent study shows that there is a worrying trend of it being a common problem in the industry.

The UK manufacturing industry is reportedly among the least-protected sector in the UK.

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GCHQ set to investigate the Dixons Carphone data breach

Posted by Matthew on June 15, 2018 in the following categories: Claims Latest and tagged with | |

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GCHQ is set to investigate the Dixons Carphone data breach that resulted in the debit and credit card information for almost six million people being exposed.

The Data Leak Lawyers have already been approached for help as a result of the data breach, and the team are available to advise anyone who comes forward for advice.

The GCHQ (the Government Communications Headquarters) is reportedly going to investigate Dixons Carphone’s data breach which is said to have occurred last year but has only now come to light.

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Dixons Carphone data breach advice

Posted by Matthew on June 14, 2018 in the following categories: Claims Hacking News Latest and tagged with |

We’re offering advice to victims of the monumental Dixons Carphone data breach. The breach reportedly involves the data for almost six million payment cards and the exposure of over a million personal records.

The Data Leak lawyers have assessed the incident and are prepared to offer advice and No Win, No Fee representation for anyone who has been affected by the breach.

Our own investigations into the data breach have commenced, and you can contact our team for further assistance.
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The shift in social media after Facebook data breaches

Posted by Matthew on June 13, 2018 in the following categories: Latest and tagged with

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There has been an apparent shift in attitude toward social media after the recent Facebook data breaches involving Cambridge Analytica; apps that fail to handle data securely; and software bugs leading to privacy violations.

This shift is said to be something of a “loss of faith” for some when it comes to social media as it feels like we have witnessed breach after breach in recent times, with many centred on the popular Facebook platform. People are becoming more aware of their vulnerability when it comes to their online presence, and the almost constant worry of things like Facebook data breaches is on many people’s minds.

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Delivery drivers responsible for data breaches

Posted by Matthew on June 12, 2018 in the following categories: Healthcare and tagged with

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The new GDPR that came into force last month has potentially allowed for delivery drivers to be responsible for data breaches, which has led to the National Pharmacy Association (NPA) issuing a warning over the potential risks.

The GDPR outlines that the sending of personal data to the incorrect recipient falls within the scope of a data breach, meaning delivery driver errors can be classed as a data protection breach.

According to the NPA’s latest safety report, delivery drivers accounted for 5% of all dispensing errors in a period of just three months.

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Over a million records subject to patient healthcare data breaches

Posted by Matthew on June 11, 2018 in the following categories: Healthcare and tagged with |

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We’re halfway through 2018, and a recent study has suggested that over a million records have been subject to patient healthcare data breaches so far; and that was actually in the first quarter of the year.

The data released last month perhaps highlights the extent of patient healthcare data breaches and how common they are, which in turn goes to show why so many people come forward to claim for medical data breach compensation.

Other findings in the studies also highlighted a number of common problems we’re already aware of as a firm of lawyers who fight for the rights of data breach victims.

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Harvard update business publication on the Equifax cyber hack

Posted by Matthew on June 08, 2018 in the following categories: Hacking News and tagged with

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Harvard have reportedly updated their business publication on the Equifax cyber hack that looks to examine the cause of and response to the monumental data protection breach that Equifax suffered last year.

Ultimately, you know your data breach is huge when Harvard Business Publishing have an educational book examining the incident.

The revision was published in the last few months, with the material itself offering educational participants the opportunity to analyse the issues of the data breach, both from the perspective of the management of Equifax, and from how they dealt with their data as well.

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Police force blasted over data security failures

Posted by Matthew on June 07, 2018 in the following categories: ICO Police and tagged with | |

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A police force has been blasted over data security failures by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) after a “damning report” from the body responsible for overseeing the police in Scotland.

The ICO has reportedly demanded immediate action following an audit that has been described as “highly critical” with “urgent recommendations”.

It’s understood that the security of personal data, staff training and awareness, and data sharing are the areas of focus after investigations were undertaken to look into data security failures by the police.

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