Legal help for data breach compensation claims

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Government data leaks

government data leaks

Anyone who has been affected by government data leaks can be entitled to make a claim for compensation, and we may be able to offer No Win, No Fee representation.

Despite certain events that take place, the government is not above the law and can be held to account. When it comes to important data protection legislation, they must abide by the GDPR and the other laws that are in place to safeguard information that is stored and processed. Where data is leaked, victims could be entitled to claim, and we may be able to assist.

Don’t be afraid that you may need to take on the government in a case. As a leading firm of consumer action and data breach compensation lawyers, we’ll fight your corner. We’re used to taking on governments as well as some of the biggest corporations, insurers and defence law firms in the world. You have rights, and we can fight for them for you.

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Mental health apps and concerns over data breaches

mental health apps

Some statistics have put the number of downloads for mental health apps at one million since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, and these apps have been around for quite some time.

The additional strain that the pandemic is causing on our mental wellbeing is widely recognised, and the increased usage of such apps doesn’t come as a surprise. But people do need to be careful, and some apps will be more secure than others. It’s a perfect opportunity for scammers to try to muscle their way in to get hold of sensitive information too.

So, should we be concerned, what may happen if an app is breached, and what can we do to help people?

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easyJet data breach

easyJet data breach

Breaking news today: 9 million customers are thought to be affected by the significant easyJet data breach, with over 2,000 people’s credit card details stolen.

Personal information and travel data are understood to have been exposed in a “highly sophisticated” cyberattack, and victims may be at an immediate risk of fraud and scams. As experts in the niche and complex area of law of data protection negligence, we know the true extent of how dangerous information can be in the hands of criminals.

The airline could face a significant number of compensation claims, and we’re investigating the issues now. We have been contacted for media comment and have issued advice to the press in relation to fines and legal actions.

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Hospital ransomware attacks: rights for victims

hospital ransomware attacks

It’s important for victims to know their rights when it comes to hospital ransomware attacks, as this usually involves a great deal of personal and sensitive data.

Medical data breach compensation claims are one of the most common types of individual legal cases that we take forward. We represent thousands of clients, and those whose healthcare information has been misused or exposed tend to suffer significantly. This is why we do what we do: to make sure that the victims have a voice when data protection laws have been broken.

As a leading firm of consumer action and data breach compensation experts, here’s how we can help people.

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Impact of a council cyberattack

impact of a council cyberattack

As a leading consumer action and data breach compensation law firm, we understand the impact of a council cyberattack as the representatives of victims for these kinds of cases.

Council data breach compensation claims make up a huge number of the thousands of cases that we have taken forward. Settlements for these types of cases can be substantial given the nature of the information that can be involved, and we can offer No Win, No Fee representation.

If your data has been misused or exposed in a cyberattack like this, we may be able to help you.

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The true cost of a data breach

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When all is said and done, the true cost of a data breach is worth avoiding for organisations as much as it should be recognised that they have a duty to protect people’s information.

It’s important that organisations are punished when they break the law, and it’s important that victims can access the justice that they deserve. That’s why we, as a leading consumer action and data breach compensation law firm, specialise in this complex and niche area of law. People have the right to seek justice and we can represent you on a No Win, No Fee basis for a legal case.

When you look at just how much it can cost to organisations financially, as well as to victims emotionally, it’s clear to see why avoiding a data breach is important.

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Carphone Warehouse data breach advice

2015 carphone warehouse breach

The Carphone Warehouse data breach of 5th August 2015 was a significant event with some 2.4 million customers affected by a cyberattack.

We are taking cases forward for this breach and have been since news of the incident broke back in 2015. It’s not the first incident of its kind, but as we approach the three-year anniversary, there are some important warnings we must issue for those who have yet to start their legal case.

Here’s some vital advice about whether you can make a claim for compensation with us on a No Win, No Fee basis, as well as warnings about deadlines involved. As a leading consumer action and data breach compensation law firm, our experience speaks for itself when it comes to this complex and niche area of law.

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Hundreds of thousands of Zoom passwords for sale on the dark web

fraud

It’s understood that there may be as many as 500,000 Zoom passwords up for sale on the dark web for less than a penny each as the video conferencing app’s popularity has skyrocketed during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Security experts believe that the hacked accounts have been comprised due to credential stuffing and from other hacked websites where credentials are re-used. Either way, as the popularity of the app has grown significantly as much of the world remains in lockdown, people need to be careful.

The last thing anyone needs in this already troubling time is hackers and scammers taking advantage of people’s vulnerabilities.

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Council ransomware attacks legal advice

ransomware

Council ransomware attacks are on the rise given that ransomware, in general, is a rising problem, with many hackers targeting the public sector. It’s important that victims know their rights when their information has been misused or exposed, and what we can do to help.

No one should suffer in silence when their privacy rights are violated. Organisations that store and process our data – including councils and local authority agencies – must do all they can to uphold data protection laws. When they fail to do this, victims can be entitled to make a claim for data breach compensation with us on a No Win, No Fee basis.

Here’s how we can help.

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Virgin Media data breach compensation action: how to sign-up

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We’ve made the process for victims to sign-up for the Virgin Media data breach compensation action nice and easy, so here’s a handy guide for what you need to do.

With around 900,000 victims in the UK, and with the data for over a thousand of them reported to be potentially linked to explicit content, this is a significant breach. Data had been left exposed for 10 months, and there has been at least one access event by an unknown third-party. We can’t know for certain what has happened to the exposed information, but the risk that it could be used for malicious purposes is very real.

Here’s how we can help you.

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