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Author: Ella P

data breaches from increasing digitisation
May 09, 2023

Data breaches from increasing digitisation

In recent years, digital technology has become more and more integral to business operations. Many employees spend the majority of their working lives on computers, using a variety of digital applications and resources to carry out their duties. However, the dawning and development of the digital age has also brought with it a wave of new data security risks, with cyberattacks and insider vulnerabilities posing threats to personal information. Data breaches from increasing digitisation can, therefore, represent a problem for all businesses to tackle in respect of their data protection strategies.

Arguably, the Covid-19 pandemic sped up the process of digital transformation in business, pushing companies to develop new ways of working that support an increase in the number of employees clocking in from home. In the post-pandemic world, businesses look set to retain remote working to some degree, meaning that increasing digitisation will be an ongoing matter to manage.

With the risk factors brought on by the digitisation of personal data, all organisations must be doing everything they can to protect the information they hold. Where they fail to do so, they may be in breach of data protection law, and those affected may be entitled to claim compensation.

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healthcare data protection breaches
May 08, 2023

Healthcare data protection breaches

Despite the degree of trust we invest in doctors and other healthcare professionals, lapses in data protection still take place far too often within healthcare organisations. Given the sensitivity of medical information, healthcare data protection breaches can profoundly affect victims, many of whom can suffer from significant distress when they discover that their privacy has been compromised.

A number of serious data security incidents involving patient information have been reported in recent years, yet this negative coverage does not seem to have persuaded all healthcare organisations to improve their data protection strategies. Even small missteps can cause mass data exposure, which is why there is no room for error when it comes to data security.

At Your Lawyers – The Data Leak Lawyers – we specialise in data breach compensation claims. We are determined to hold organisations accountable for any failure to comply with data protection law. If you have had data compromised or exposed by a healthcare organisation, you may be entitled to claim compensation – you can contact us to receive free, no-obligation legal advice on your potential eligibility to claim here now.

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By Ella p
criminals exposing digitisation
April 17, 2023

Criminals exposing digitisation flaws

In recent years, the world has undergone a digital revolution, with technology pervading so many aspects of our lives in ways we often barely notice. These digital advances bring with them many benefits, but the side effects of security problems are something that businesses and manufacturers sometimes fail to bring under control. There have, therefore, been many cases of criminals exposing digitisation flaws, exploiting these vulnerabilities to commit theft and fraud.

Despite the difficulties of adjusting to a new, digital world, there is now no excuse for businesses with holes in the defences of their digital systems and servers. In accordance with the GDPR, the principal piece of data protection legislation in the UK, all individuals and organisations that control, store and process personal data must ensure that there are appropriate protections in place for the sensitive personal information in their possession.

Where third parties fail to meet this obligation, they can also be held accountable via data breach claims. If you believe you have been the victim of a data protection breach, you may be able to claim compensation for the harm caused on a No Win, No Fee basis now.

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By Ella p
cyberattacks at property firms
April 03, 2023

Cyberattacks at property firms

Property firms are sometimes highlighted as targets for cyberattacks given that the data they hold could be of significant value to cybercriminals. This is due to the extent of personal information that needs to be recorded to manage properties and complete buying and renting transactions. Cyberattacks at property firms can, therefore, represent a significant threat to data security, which is why it is vital for these companies to ensure that they have appropriate data protection procedures and cybersecurity measures in place.

Successful cyberattacks at property firms could result in fraud, scams and significant distress for the victims, so we are here to help those affected through such a difficult situation. We have represented many victims of data exposure for compensation claims, allowing victims to achieve justice for any harm caused.

If you wish to take action after a data breach, making a claim is a key means of holding those who caused the incident to account.

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By Ella p
airline cyberattacks
March 21, 2023

Airline cyberattacks and data breach claims

Previous data found that cyberattacks on the aviation industry had increased significantly in recent years, with commercial airlines reportedly suffering the heaviest blows. Unfortunately, such rises come as little surprise to us, and will likely not shock many others. Numerous airline cyberattacks in recent years have caused us to become accustomed to this sort of problem.

From British Airways to Air India, we have seen a number of high-profile cyber incidents involving airlines over the past few years, some of which have subsequently resulted in major data breach group actions. Given that aviation companies hold huge quantities of often highly sensitive personal information, it is natural that they are prime targets for hackers seeking to steal information. What can be harder to accept is that airlines keep failing to defend themselves against such attacks.

If you have had your personal data exposed as a result of an airline cyberattack, you may be able to recover compensation for the harm you have been caused.  Our involvement in the group legal actions against both British Airways and easyJet means that we are an expert firm to come to for your data breach claim.

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By Ella p
abandoned medical records
March 20, 2023

Abandoned medical records – claiming compensation

A previous report revealed that boxes of paper patient records and staff notes were reportedly left unsecured in a Norfolk care home following its closure several years previously. Despite past assurances of onsite security measures for the unoccupied building, it was possible for a local reporter to apparently walk onto the site through an open door, after which they found hoards of abandoned medical records left inside.

This was an example of how this kind of event could easily happen, though it was completely avoidable. Such violations of data protection law are always unacceptable, but they are particularly concerning where such sensitive information is involved.

We trust healthcare providers to do their utmost to protect our private data, so it is shocking that an organisation would neglect its data protection duties in these circumstances.

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By Ella p
Wentworth Golf Club hack
March 12, 2021

Wentworth Golf Club hack – claim compensation

A prestigious golf club in Surrey recently fell prey to a cyberattack in which hackers reportedly accessed the personal data of 4,000 members. Victims were notified of the Wentworth Golf Club hack on 15th January in an email sent from Neil Coulson, who is understood to be the general manager at the Club.

We have already taken a number of cases on and we are offering to represent people affected on a No Win, No Fee basis.

While the club may have assured members that there is not a significant risk to victims, the data exposure could be sufficient enough to leave affected members vulnerable and distressed. If you were affected and you wish to claim compensation, please do not hesitate to contact us now.

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By Ella p
data breach compensation for card skimming
March 10, 2021

Data breaches and payment card fraud

It is unsurprising that bank account information and credit or debit card details are among the most sought-after types of data for cybercriminals. This is due to financial motives many hackers have when they carry out cybercrimes. Payment card fraud is, therefore, one of the most significant risks of data breaches, and can occur in many different ways.

If fraudsters gain access to your money, it can be very difficult to recover stolen funds directly. At Your Lawyers – The Data Leak Lawyers – we aim to hold the other guilty party to account in data breach cases, as a leading firm of data breach solicitors. In many instances, it is not just the criminal who is responsible for a data breach, but a third-party organisation may also be at fault if they failed to sufficiently protect personal data, and that is how criminals gained access to the details for you.

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By Ella p
March 09, 2021

Exposed Hackney Council data published online by hackers


In October last year, Hackney Council announced a data breach after suffering what was described as a severe cyberattack from an unknown source. In the ensuing confusion, the council joined forces with the National Cyber Security Centre in an endeavor to judge the scale of the attack and find its source. It has since been revealed that hackers may have published files that reportedly come from exposed Hackney Council data.

The news is undoubtedly unnerving to those affected, and no one can be sure whether their data has been affected or not. As Hackney Council struggles to get a handle on the breach, leading firm Your Lawyers – The Data Leak Lawyers – are taking on claims for anyone who may have been affected by the leak.

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By Ella p
leak of sensitive data
February 17, 2021

Mental health data leaks and their victims

For the victims, data leaks often take an emotional or psychological toll, with psychiatrists in some cases reporting significant distress in their patients. As such, when a leak involves mental health data, the effects can be even more devastating as the victims may already have mental health problems or conditions.

To have an added stress on top of their day-to-day difficulties could be unbearable.

Unfortunately, data breaches at healthcare organisations hit the headlines all too frequently, suggesting that there are still wide-reaching failings in their approaches to data protection. At Your Lawyers – the Data Leak Lawyers – we appreciate that the ongoing stigma surrounding mental health issues can make the effects of such data leaks even more damaging. As a leading firm of data breach lawyers, we are here to support mental health patients who have been failed by the organisations that are supposed to ensure their safety when it comes to data and privacy.

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