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mobile phone data breaches
July 27, 2022

Mobile phone data breaches – claiming compensation

Mobile phone data breaches could have catastrophic consequences for the victims as many of us manage our everyday lives on our mobile devices.

Your Lawyers – as Leading Data Leak Lawyers – represent thousands of people for data breach compensation cases which means we have seen such a broad spectrum of ways in which information can be misused and exposed. As an experienced firm, it is our job to fight for your right to justice and obtain the maximum compensation that we can for any distress that has been caused by the loss of control of your personal information.

Our expert team is on hand to provide free, no-obligation legal advice and you can speak to us here now.

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July 26, 2022

Health app data breach – claim compensation

A health app data breach could cause a victim whose personal information has been misused or exposed to suffer from considerable distress, and the GDPR can entitle victims to claim compensation.

You have rights when it comes to privacy, and we are here to uphold them and we are here to hold anyone to account if they failed in their duty of care that they have for you and your information.

Your Lawyers – The Data Leak Lawyers – is a leading firm of privacy compensation specialists, representing thousands of people just like you who are claiming compensation as a victim of a breach. Access to justice is at the very heart of what we are all about, so for eligible clients we are able to represent people on a No Win, No Fee basis.

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November 01, 2021

The latest Tesco cyberattack: a near-miss?

It will have been hard to miss the major news that hit the mainstream media over the last couple of weeks. The latest Tesco cyberattack appears to have now concluded, and the news so far looks to suggest that it was a near-miss event.

Hopefully, this will mean that no one will have to endure their personal information being misused or exposed. Anyone who is the victim of a data breach can be entitled to claim compensation for the loss of control of their personal information if this happens.

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July 13, 2020

Coronavirus contact tracing data breach worries heighten

Coronavirus contact tracing data breaches and general security issues are at the forefront of our minds right now. As a leading firm of data breach lawyers, we are concerned.

There are still a lot of questions over the use of the system that has already faced a great deal of controversy so far. As the UK tries to reduce the risk of coronavirus, how does contact tracing work and is my data safe? Is there any reason to be particularly concerned about how information will be used and stored with the system? Given how personal and sensitive medical data is, how real are the risks?

Unfortunately, recent media reports suggest that information misuse is already an issue. Given how common medical data breach compensation claims are, we are not surprised.

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Babylon Health data breach
June 10, 2020

Babylon Health data breach

We are concerned to hear about the Babylon Health data breach following the story hitting the headlines and our firm being approached for media comment.

The app has been used for GP video appointments and reportedly has more than 2.3 million registered users in the UK. We understand that it may be popular right now as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, and now – more than ever – we need to make use of technology to keep us all safe. That being said, information must be safe and secure, and must not be exposed. If it is, victims should know their rights.

If you have been affected by this incident, we may be able to help you.

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January 03, 2020

Concerns over mobile apps cybersecurity

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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December 13, 2019

Gaming app data breaches

There has been a large volume of gaming app data breaches in recent years, and it may well be a trend that’s set to continue as these kinds of apps grow in popularity.

Gaming apps are now used by millions across the world, and there are no doubt hundreds of even thousands of them to choose from worldwide. We’ve previously discussed the issues over many apps having poor security, which recently led to Facebook closing down links with hundreds of apps due to concerns.

Ultimately, people need to be careful. Not only do people need to consider who it is that’s going to be in charge of their personal information, but they also need to consider what happens if a security breach takes place.

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August 27, 2019

Health app data breaches: should we be concerned?

As expert Data Leak Lawyers who specialise and focus on data protection compensation claims, we believe that people ought to be concerned about health app data breaches.

There are many ways these breaches can occur, and when it comes to medical data, we’re talking about some of the most private and sensitive information there is.

The app market continues to grow, and the popularity of health apps is understood to be on the rise as well. Ultimately, the companies behind these apps could be gathering – and maybe even sharing – more data than many people realise. On top of that, the risks of leaks and hacks is a cause for concern.

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May 16, 2019

Should we be worried about this week’s WhatsApp security breach?

This week, we discovered that a vulnerability had been exploited and was used as part of the well-publicised WhatsApp security breach.

Arguably, news of this latest data breach couldn’t have come at a worse time for the owners of the messaging platform, Facebook, who remain embroiled in data and privacy issues that have arisen in the last few years. WhatsApp’s end-to-end encryption that was enacted recently has perhaps made us all feel a little more secure when using the messaging service, but this week’s hack has been cause for alarm.

The vulnerability is said to have been resolved, but with unknown numbers of people affected, should we be worried?

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May 09, 2019

Questions over health apps data security

Questions have been raised over health apps data security, as research indicates that some apps may be leaking data and sharing information without users really knowing about it.

Recent studies indicated that many health apps are sharing information with dozens of companies, including to marketing companies and digital advertising firms. Questions have been raised over whether the privacy policies for these apps are clear enough in explaining just how far the data they collect and share goes.

At the end of the day, when you download a health app, it’s for your personal use for monitoring your wellbeing or tracking your medication intake, as examples. Is it really fair to expect that your data will then be shared far and wide, and passed to companies for marketing purposes?

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