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Fine issued for Uber cyber attack

Posted by Matthew on December 13, 2018 in the following categories: Claims Cybersecurity Hacking News ICO Latest Security and tagged with | | | | |

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A hefty fine has been issued over the 2016 Uber cyber attack as a result of security flaws that could have prevented the breach in the first place.

The data for some 2.7m Uber customers in the UK was compromised, as were the records for over 80,000 drivers. The fine, issued by the ICO (Information Commissioner’s Office), is small in comparison to potential GDPR fines. This is because the cyber attack took place in 2016 before the new rules came into force.

Had the cyber attack have happened this year, Uber could have faced fines in the millions.

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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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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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Clare Lawson prosecuted by ICO for data breaches

Posted by Matthew on November 09, 2018 in the following categories: Healthcare ICO and tagged with | | |

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Former nurse at Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust, Clare Lawson, joins the long list of prosecuted NHS staff caught snooping on medical records.

We’ve ran so many stories about the prosecutions and penalties enforced by the ICO (Information Commissioner’s Office) for snooping. The NHS hold a vast wealth of medical data about us, and it’s all private and often very sensitive. We put our faith in the NHS and their staff to look after our confidential information and not abuse their access to it.

This is yet another prosecution for the improper access of medical records. These kinds of medical data breaches are common for us to represent people for.

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Advice about the Equifax ICO fine and compensation

Posted by Matthew on October 05, 2018 in the following categories: Claims Equifax Data Breach ICO and tagged with | |

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The Equifax ICO fine was welcome news, although victims may need clarity on their rights for compensation as well as understanding the fine itself.

The Equifax ICO fine was the maximum allowed under the rules that came before the GDPR. Had the incident have occurred in the post-GDPR era, Equifax could have faced fines amounting to millions.

The fine itself is separate to any compensation claim a victim is entitled to make. We launched our legal action last year and it’s not too late to join if you’ve yet to sign-up. Read on for more information about how the fine was issued as well as victims’ rights to compensation.

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Equifax data breach fine: maximum penalty issued

Posted by Matthew on September 21, 2018 in the following categories: Claims Group Action ICO Latest and tagged with |

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The Equifax data breach fine from the ICO is the maximum amount that can be issued under the pre-GDPR rules. We welcome the decision.

Last year, we initiated our legal action against Equifax for victims of their mega breach. We’re now representing a number of individuals affected by the breach. If you have yet to join our Claimant Group, please contact us as soon as you can. It’s not too late.

The fine issued by the ICO (Information Commissioner’s Office) is the maximum allowed under the former rules before GDPR came into force. However, the fine does not account for the compensation that we’re pursuing for people.

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ICO issues fine for IICSA data breach

Posted by Matthew on September 03, 2018 in the following categories: Data Employee Data Breach ICO and tagged with | | | |

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The ICO has issued a fine for the IICSA data breach that took place last year. The fine amounts to £200,000.00 given the sensitive nature of the data involved in the breach.

The ICO (Information Commissioner’s Office) said last month that, “This incident placed vulnerable people at risk, which is concerning. IICSA should and could have done more to ensure this did not happen.”

The IICSA data breach was another scenario of a simple but very avoidable data breach that has ultimately led to incredibly sensitive and personal information being exposed.

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Equifax cyber hack fine avoided in the US

Posted by Matthew on August 16, 2018 in the following categories: Cybersecurity ICO and tagged with

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An Equifax cyber hack fine has been avoided in the US as the company struck a deal with regulators to change their ways and avoid a repeat of the incident.

The massive Equifax data breach that took place in 2017 was entirely preventable given it was caused by their failure to patch a known security vulnerability, and the fact that their own systems failed to identify the continuing vulnerability. As such, the avoidance of an Equifax cyber hack fine in the US has come as somewhat of a surprise, but this doesn’t mean that they won’t be fined here in the UK.

We’re acting for a group of victims of the Equifax breach here in the UK who are claiming compensation as a result of the incident.

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Who is responsible for data protection? Blame HR, apparently…

Posted by Matthew on August 03, 2018 in the following categories: Cybersecurity GDPR ICO Security and tagged with | | | |

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According to some recent and rather worrying research, the question as to who is responsible for data protection is that it’s a HR problem, some executives say.

According to a spread of UK executives who were asked about where the responsibilities are in terms of compromised credentials, like stolen or misused passwords, it’s a HR training issue.

It’s understood that one-fifth of respondents placed the responsibility in the hands of HR departments, with close to a thousand executives questioned. Some respondents also considered compromised credentials and weak passwords as very little risk to the business as well.

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Dixons Carphone data breach GDPR implications

Posted by Matthew on July 05, 2018 in the following categories: Data GDPR ICO and tagged with |

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The Dixons Carphone data breach GDPR implications is something that’s a little unclear at present. The data breach took place last year but was only announced this year.

Irrespective of whether we will see a Dixons Carphone data breach GDPR fine or not, we’re taking legal action, and we’re representing victims of the breach on a No Win, No Fee basis for compensation claims.

But, will Dixons Carphone be hit with a huge fine off the back of the new GDPR regulations?

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