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Category: Employee Data Breach

Heart of England NHS data breach

Posted by Matthew on March 22, 2019 in the following categories: Employee Data Breach Healthcare ICO and tagged with | | | | |

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There has been a Heart of England NHS data breach incident, and it’s yet another case of an NHS employee snooping on the personal data of people they know.

We’ve spoken out about the issue of NHS employees abusing their rights to access medical data a lot recently. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) – the UK’s data watchdog – has prosecuted a number of offenders for such actions. They’ve also had to send out warnings to staff about their responsibilities and the punishments they can face when it comes to this kind of behaviour.

A large volume of the cases we represent people for are NHS data breach compensation claims, so hearing of these kinds of incidents isn’t surprising.

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Avoidable Rotherham Council data leak

Posted by Matthew on March 21, 2019 in the following categories: Council Employee Data Breach Latest and tagged with | | |

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There’s been an avoidable Rotherham Council data leak, the likes of which is not an uncommon type of data incident, particularly for a local authority.

Almost 900 people are reportedly affected by the leak, with victims calling the incident “extremely serious” and worrying about the possibilities of falling victim to crime.

One of the most common types of legal cases we run are claims for council data breach compensation. In fact, a huge proportion of the individual cases we’re fighting for justice in involve local authority services. This incident, unfortunately, is unsurprising to hear about.

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Worrying Nuneaton and Bedworth Council data breach

Posted by Matthew on March 19, 2019 in the following categories: Council Data Employee Data Breach ICO Latest and tagged with | | | |

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There has been a prosecution for a worrying Nuneaton and Bedworth Council data breach that’s an example of how employees can exploit the data they can access.

In this incident, former head of building control at the council, Kevin Bunsell, shared personal information about job applications with his partner. His partner had applied for the same job that the candidates whose data was shared had applied for, and she won the position.

Although we can only speculate as to the motives, we can assume that the reasons for sharing the data were to assist his partner in securing the position which she was eventually awarded.

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Claim now in the Well Pharmacy data leak action

Posted by Matthew on February 01, 2019 in the following categories: Claims Employee Data Breach Group Action Healthcare and tagged with | | | | |

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Our No Win, No Fee compensation action for victims of the Well Pharmacy data leak is underway, and you can sign-up for our help today.

If you were one of the 24,000 people caught up by the Well Pharmacy data leak, you may be eligible to claim compensation with us. We’re taking cases on and we’ve initiated our action for anyone affected by the recent email leak of personal and sensitive data.

The Well Pharmacy data leak action is one of the over 20 different data breach actions we’re representing people for. When it comes to data leaks, access to justice can be achieved through our specialist legal services.

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Serious Swansea Council data breach

Posted by Matthew on January 22, 2019 in the following categories: Claims Council Employee Data Breach and tagged with | | | |

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There has been a serious Swansea Council data breach that has affected vulnerable adults and children that was discovered in December 2018.

In this remarkable case, a diary was found on the side of the A48 road in Carmarthenshire. The diary contained personal and confidential information about vulnerable adults and children and is thought to belong to a Swansea Council employee.

It has yet to be determined how the diary ended up abandoned at the side of the road. What we know for certain is that proper care for sensitive data has not been upheld.

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The NASA data breach

Posted by Matthew on December 28, 2018 in the following categories: Cybersecurity Employee Data Breach Hacking News Latest Security and tagged with | | | | | |

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The NASA data breach is a worrying one. An agency as prolific as NASA has been hit by a cyberattack. It makes us wonder – as we often do – is anyone really safe?

Our Data Leak Lawyers are involved in over 20 different data breach actions. These range from the Equifax data breach of 2017, to the British Airways data breach of this year. These are huge hacks that affected large organisations. Each time a new one comes along, we’re a mix of surprised and unsurprised that it has happened. On the one hand, these breaches are happening all the time, but on the other, the big-name breaches are worrying.

Surely there should never be such a thing as a NASA data breach. Yet it has happened…

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Staffordshire police data breach leads to sacking

Posted by Matthew on December 04, 2018 in the following categories: Employee Data Breach ICO Latest Police and tagged with | | |

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A sickening Staffordshire police data breach has led to an officer being sacked and being handed a 12-month prison sentence.

With the police handling very sensitive and personal information, we expect the best from them. Unfortunately, they do fall short on some occasions. The police have been embroiled in a number of data breach incidents for several years. A concerning element is where officers are using police data when they’re not supposed to.

This hearings in the Staffordshire police data breach at the centre of this article resulted in the instant dismissal for the officer involved.

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Concerns over Cornwall Council data protection breach incidents

Posted by Matthew on November 23, 2018 in the following categories: Claims Council Employee Data Breach and tagged with |

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Concerns have been raised over a spate of Cornwall Council data protection breach incidents, leading to worries over the safety of data in their hands.

The recent email data breach was one incident that was raised in council meetings. On top of that, there have been incidents of data loss, data leaks and councillors being hacked.

With the degree of sensitive and personal information that councils hold, any council data breach can be a serious one. Cornwall Council isn’t the only local authority with data protection headaches. The new GDPR is set to only make things tougher; and rightly so.

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Lancashire County Council data protection concerns

Posted by Matthew on November 20, 2018 in the following categories: Claims Council Data Employee Data Breach ICO Latest and tagged with | |

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Concerns have been raised over the quality of Lancashire County Council data protection measures after a spate of breaches occurred in a period of a few months.

Council data breach claims are common. Our Data Leak Lawyers represent a lot of victims claiming for council data protection issues because of how often these incidents can occur.

According to recent figures, Lancashire County Council data protection measures are in need of improvement. This has come after a significant number of breaches occurred over a three-month period, of which some were referred to the ICO (Information Commissioner’s office).

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Wakefield Council data protection incident revealed

Posted by Matthew on October 31, 2018 in the following categories: Claims Council Employee Data Breach and tagged with

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The details of a Wakefield Council data protection incident have been revealed. The breach itself has been self-referred to regulators.

It’s understood that a document containing the details of a child’s name, address and birth date was circulated to persons who should not have been provided the information. We can only assume that there’s a specific reason as to why Wakefield Council had circulated the information for the child in question, and why their identity should be revealed.

Wakefield Council has referred the incident to the Information Commissioner’s Office. The breach took place in the post-GDPR era, meaning a big fine could be issued.

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