Legal help for data breach compensation claims

Category: Claims

BA data breach compensation deadline: one year to go!

First published by Matthew on January 17, 2020 in the following categories: British Airways Data Breach Claims Group Action and tagged with | | | | |

There’s now just one year left to sign-up for a legal case before the BA data breach compensation deadline passes.

You may think that you still have plenty of time to join the BA Group Action with a whole 12 months before the court cut-off date expires. However, it’s important to understand that there’s far more to it than just registering your name and address, and a great deal of work needs to be done.

As we have done so many times in the past when group actions deadlines are in place, we issue advice as to why you should claim now and avoid delay!

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Police breach data protection breach compensation

First published by Matthew on January 16, 2020 in the following categories: Claims Data Police Security and tagged with | | | | |

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We represent victims for police breach data protection breach compensation claims, and we can offer No Win, No Fee arrangements for cases that we can take forward.

Although we can be thankful for the hard work and bravery of many officers of the law, it’s important to remember that the police are not above the law. This includes officers, senior staff, and administration and support employees. Anyone employed within the police service is subject to the same rules as everyone else, and the Data Protection Act and the GDPR apply.

If you have been affected by a leak, breach or hack involving the police, you should speak to our team for free, no-obligation advice. We’re data compensation experts with a proven track record of settling claims, with thousands of people having come to us for our specialist advice and legal representation.

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Inappropriate access to medical records: advice for victims

First published by Matthew on January 15, 2020 in the following categories: Claims Employee Data Breach Healthcare and tagged with | | | | | | | |

Issues relating to inappropriate access to medical records is something we have talked about before. It’s completely wrong and can have a huge impact for the victims.

In some cases – and this is what we will look at here – unauthorised access to medical data can be a great deal more sinister than staff being curious about people they’re acquainted with. In some cases, employees have accessed information for more sinister means, where they have targeted specific individuals to pursue them for relations.

We have represented people who have been unscrupulously contacted by employees who have accessed their contact data through their employment to then engage them for relations. In these kinds of scenarios, the impact for the victim can be substantial, so it’s important to know your rights.

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Can I claim data breach compensation?

First published by Matthew on January 14, 2020 in the following categories: Claims Info and tagged with |


Many victims want to know what rights they have when their information is misused or exposed. A common question we’re asked as experts in this field is whether a person can claim data breach compensation or not.

We do assess claims on a case-by-case basis, so we can’t tell for sure if we can help you unless we know more about what has happened. However, we can give you some useful guidance which is based on our specialism in this area of law. As a law firm who have been fighting for justice for data breach victims for far longer than many other solicitors, our insight can be valuable.

Read on for some more info about whether we may be able to help you or not. However, our team is more than happy to offer you free, no-obligation advice on a confidential basis about right now so you can know if we can help you or not. We don’t ask for upfront fees for our initial advice, and if we can take a case forward, we can also offer No Win, No Fee options.

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Confidential advice for an HIV status data leak

First published by Matthew on January 13, 2020 in the following categories: Claims Data Healthcare and tagged with | | | | | | | |

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We offer professional, confidential and no-obligation advice and representation for an HIV status data leak as an area of law that we have particular expertise in.

One of the first data actions that we took forward was for victims of the infamous 56 Dean Street Clinic leak. This 2015 leak resulted in the HIV status for almost 800 patients being exposed, and the impact for the victims has been substantial. Having built legal cases for the many who placed their legal cases with us, we understand just how bad this kind of data exposure can be.

It’s important to know our background in these kinds of claims, given how serious a matter like this is. A lot of law firms have started offering services for data cases, and we’ve seen some remarkable and unsubstantiated claims being made by some firms when it comes to their role in the sector. People need to take care.

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Dixons Carphone data breach fine

First published by Matthew on January 10, 2020 in the following categories: Claims Cybersecurity ICO Latest Security and tagged with | | | | | | |

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The Dixons Carphone data breach fine has been formally issued by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) for the maximum amount possible under the previous rules.

The cyberattack took place between July 2017 and April 2018, meaning the Data Protection Act 1998 applies as opposed to the GDPR that came into force just a month later. As such, the maximum fine that the retailer could face was £500,000.00, which is what the ICO has issued. Had the attack have continued into the GDPR era, they could have faced fines in the hundreds of millions of pounds mark.

We’ve been representing victims of this data breach for some time now as expert data protection compensation lawyers with a wealth of experience in large consumer actions. As we know a great deal about this breach as it’s one of our live actions, we’re not surprised by the findings and the maximum fine being issued.

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Compensation for a medical information breach

First published by Matthew on January 08, 2020 in the following categories: Claims Healthcare Security

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A medical information breach doesn’t have to mean that a GP or a hospital has caused the exposure of data, as many organisations can hold this kind of data for people.

And as outsourcing to private companies becomes increasingly more common, there may be greater risks when it comes to this type of information being leaked or exposed.

It’s important to discuss the topic of medical data breach compensation claims given how common they can be. A huge volume of the individual legal cases we take forward involve some kind of medical data being misused or exposed. On top off that, several of the group and multi-party actions that we’re fighting for justice in are also medical actions. Victims should know their rights, and we’re here to help as expert data breach lawyers.

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Doorstep Dispensaree receives the first GDPR fine in UK

First published by Matthew on January 07, 2020 in the following categories: Claims GDPR ICO Latest Security and tagged with | | | | | |

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It’s official: the first GDPR fine in the UK has been issued to Doorstep Dispensaree for data protection breaches that spanned across a two-year period.

This one involves medical data, which is some of the most personal and sensitive forms of data that there is. Medical data breach compensation claims account for a large proportion of the legal cases that we take forward because of how common they can be, and because of the impact on victims. The impact is often severe because this is the kind of information that we do not want to be misused or exposed.

The breach period, in this case, is between June 2016 and June 2018, which means that it just falls within the GDPR start period from May 2018. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) was reportedly alerted to the breach by the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) who were conducting unrelated enquiries.

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New Year’s Honours List data breach rounds off 2019

First published by Matthew on January 06, 2020 in the following categories: Claims Cybersecurity ICO Latest and tagged with | | | | |

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News of the New Year’s Honours List data leak incident rounded off what has been yet another year of leaks, breaches and hacks.

You can take it from us – as data breach experts – that news of this breach was nothing to be surprised about. We’re often asked for our expert insight by the media as we discuss what feels like a never-ending carousel of incident after incident, and this latest leak was yet another in what has been a big year for data breaches on the whole.

Our client numbers continue to grow given how often these kinds of incidents are taking place. When personal and sensitive information is misused or exposed, it’s important that victims know their rights.

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Concerns over mobile apps cybersecurity

First published by Matthew on January 03, 2020 in the following categories: Claims Cybersecurity Hacking News Mobile Data Security Smartphones Social Networking Technology and tagged with | | | | | | | |

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We often see mobile apps cybersecurity issues and events in the news. As the use of apps and mobile technology continues to grow, we fear there may be more incidents to come.

And some of those incidents could lead to a great deal of data being exposed or misused for a lot of people; perhaps even millions in a single event.

As data breach compensation experts, we often deal with cybersecurity compensation claims, and many stem from apps. This includes the We-Vibe group action we’re representing victims for, which saw particularly personal and sensitive data for thousands of people misused. We can represent victims for cases on a No Win, No Fee basis, and we’re always happy to offer no-obligation advice.

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