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The Ceredigion Council data breach showed the severity of a council data breach. Councils and local authorities hold a lot of personal and sensitive data about us.

Unfortunately, the Welsh council failed to uphold their important security responsibilities. It was discovered (a few weeks ago) that names, addresses and information about medical conditions was exposed on their website. The personal and sensitive documents had been left on the website and were accessible to anyone for 11 years, since 2007.

This is a serious data breach. Anyone affected can approach our legal team for advice today.

Legal advice for victims of the Ceredigion Council data breach

If you’ve been notified that you’re a victim of the Ceredigion Council data breach, we can help you with legal advice and representation.

Depending on the nature of the information about you that was exposed, we may be able to represent you on a No Win, No Fee basis for a claim.

When it comes to medical conditions, this is often private and sensitive information. It’s the medical data that is the worst aspect here. If your private and confidential medical information was exposed, we can help.

Have you received notification that you were affected by the Ceredigion Council data breach?

You should have received notification that you’re affected by the Ceredigion Council data breach by now. There were said to be over 50 confidential reports that were visible on the website.

The Ceredigion Council data breach has been reported to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). This is another breach where the breach period spans across the new GDPR that came into force in May this year. The Welsh council could be in for a significant fine given the new rules applied after May.

11 years is an incredibly long time for private and sensitive medical information to be exposed. If you have been affected by the Ceredigion Council data breach, please get in touch with our team for help today.

Our advice is on an entirely no-obligation basis, and we can work for you on a No Win, No Fee basis as well.

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First published by Matthew on October 15, 2018
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