Legal help for data breach compensation claims

Category: Claims

Don’t miss the boat in the Equifax class action

Posted by Matthew on March 20, 2019 in the following categories: Claims Cybersecurity Equifax Data Breach Group Action Security and tagged with | |

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We’re coming up to the two-year anniversary of what was one of the world’s biggest breaches, so we’re making sure to remind you not to miss the boat in the Equifax class action.

We launched legal action in the UK soon after news of the massive Equifax data breach hit the headlines. We’re now acting for a large group of people affected in the UK, as one of the over 20 different data breach group actions / multi party actions our lawyers are working on.

Unlike what some firms may do when they’re not experienced in the kinds of areas like we are, we’re activity taking cases forward on a No Win, No Fee basis. We’re not just registering information with a view to trying to taking further action later.

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Will we see a Marriott GDPR fine?

Posted by Matthew on March 18, 2019 in the following categories: Claims Cybersecurity GDPR Group Action and tagged with | | | |

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We may see a Marriott GDPR fine applied after the monumental breach that was discovered last year, given the volume of people affected and the nature of the breach.

As many as 500 million people were affected, with data said to have been compromised between 2014 and 2018. An unauthorised third-party is said to have accessed the guest reservation table fore the Startword division of the company. Data exposed in the breach included a lot of personal and account data.

The breach lapses over GDPR coming into force in May 2018. That means that the ICO (Information Commissioner’s Office) could issue a fine that equates to 4% of the Marriott’s global annual turnover.

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Numerous Gateshead Council data breach incidents

Posted by Matthew on March 15, 2019 in the following categories: Claims Council and tagged with |

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There has been a spate of Gateshead Council data breach incidents since the introduction of the new GDPR data rules that came into force in May 2018.

A number of breaches have been reported, some of which have been referred to the UK’s data watchdog; the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).

The numerous breaches reportedly include personal and medical data being uploaded online and data sent to the wrong recipients. These kinds of incidents can be common, and we represent a lot of people who claim for council data breach compensation. News of the recent spate of Gateshead Council data breach incidents is a concern, but doesn’t come as a surprise to us.

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Latest in the Marriott data leak

Posted by Matthew on March 08, 2019 in the following categories: Claims Cybersecurity Group Action Hacking News Security and tagged with | | |

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We can help you make a claim for compensation as a victim of the massive Marriott data leak. Here’s a little about the latest since news broke of the incident.

OK, so we have some 500 million customers across the world who are potentially affected by the leak. The leak stems from a breach of their Starwood reservation systems since 2014 and has resulted in a wealth of data being exposed. As well as personal information, account details and bank card information has also been exposed.

Marriott has taken a number of steps in the aftermath of the breach, and legal actions have been initiated.

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Equifax lawsuit in the UK

Posted by Matthew on February 22, 2019 in the following categories: Claims Equifax Data Breach Group Action and tagged with | |

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If you’ve yet to join the Equifax lawsuit in the UK that we’re pursuing on behalf of a number of victims, there’s still time to claim.

We started our action for justice against Equifax back in 2017 when news of the massive breach hit the headlines. Since then, we’ve been taking cases forward on a No Win, No Fee basis.

We’re keeping our clients duly updated. Although we can’t go into too much detail about where we’re at with the action for non-clients, we can tell you about a few developments in the fight for justice here and across the world.

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Do people claim data breach compensation?

Posted by Matthew on February 20, 2019 in the following categories: Claims Cybersecurity Data Security and tagged with | | |

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OK, so do people claim data breach compensation? With many people not fully aware of their rights to justice, this can be a common question.

The answer is yes. We can tell you because we’re involved in over 20 different data breach group actions. On top of that, thousands have come to us for help over the years we’ve been representing victims claim data breach compensation. And thousands of pounds have been recovered for the people we help.

With more and more data suggesting that many consumers now look at an organisation’s history in terms of data breaches, it’s time for victims of incidents to know their rights for justice as well.

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Well Pharmacy data breach compensation action

Posted by Matthew on February 12, 2019 in the following categories: Claims Group Action and tagged with | | |

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Want to know more about claiming Well Pharmacy data breach compensation if you were affected by the recent incident? Here’s some advice on your rights, and how we can help you.

We’ve launched legal action for victims of the recent Well Pharmacy data breach. We’re taking cases forward on a No Win, No Fee basis for those who match our eligibility criteria. We appreciate that the nature of the information exposed in this breach is quite sensitive. Victims can be entitled to claim data breach compensation because the law is on your side.

Starting your claim for Well Pharmacy data breach compensation is easy. You can join the action we’ve initiated quickly, easily and confidentially.

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Mumsnet data breach

Posted by Matthew on February 11, 2019 in the following categories: Claims Security Technology and tagged with | | | | |

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The Mumsnet data breach hit the news last week, with dozens of accounts reportedly affected after a software upgrade caused a leak incident.

The parenting site is said to have reported themselves to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) already. The UK’s data watchdog will now have to decide whether the incident is serious enough to warrant any form of financial punishment for the incident. The Mumsnet data breach resulted in personal information for the affected users being exposed.

Any victim of a data breach can be entitled to claim data breach compensation for any distress and financial loss caused. We see these kinds of breaches all the time, and news of new breaches doesn’t come as a surprise to us anymore.

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The British Airways data breach and what to do

Posted by Matthew on February 08, 2019 in the following categories: British Airways Data Breach Claims Group Action and tagged with | |

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Need to know more about the huge British Airways data breach and what to do if you were affected? We can help you.

The British Airways data breach led to the information for 380,000 payment cards being compromised. The exposed data included full card numbers, expiry dates and security codes (CVV) on the reverse of cards, as well as the personal information for the cardholder.

Victims of the breach have been put at an immediate risk of theft and fraud, and it’s possible that the hackers have already sold the payment card information that was stolen. Follow this guidance for what to do if you are affected by the breach. You may be eligible to join our compensation group.

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Bristol Hospital data breach advice

Posted by Matthew on February 04, 2019 in the following categories: Claims Healthcare and tagged with | | |

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If you need advice as a victim of a Bristol hospital data breach, our team can help you.

A recent Freedom of Information (FOI) request found the University Hospital Bristol as a main offender when it comes to lost or missing documents. The FOI revealed worryingly large volumes of data incidents in 2017.

As a firm of specialist Data Leak Lawyers, we’re not surprised. Thousands of people have asked for our help over the years we’ve been fighting for justice for data breach victims. One of the most common types of cases we help people with is for NHS data breach compensation.

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