Tag: data breach
First published by Matthew on January 17, 2020 in the following categories: British Airways Data Breach Claims Group Action and tagged with British Airways Data Breach | class action | compensation | court deadlines | data breach | Group Action
There’s now just one year left to sign-up for a legal case before the BA data breach compensation deadline passes.
You may think that you still have plenty of time to join the BA Group Action with a whole 12 months before the court cut-off date expires. However, it’s important to understand that there’s far more to it than just registering your name and address, and a great deal of work needs to be done.
As we have done so many times in the past when group actions deadlines are in place, we issue advice as to why you should claim now and avoid delay!
First published by Matthew on January 16, 2020 in the following categories: Claims Data Police Security and tagged with compensation | data breach | data controllers | personal data | police breach | police data breach
We represent victims for police breach data protection breach compensation claims, and we can offer No Win, No Fee arrangements for cases that we can take forward.
Although we can be thankful for the hard work and bravery of many officers of the law, it’s important to remember that the police are not above the law. This includes officers, senior staff, and administration and support employees. Anyone employed within the police service is subject to the same rules as everyone else, and the Data Protection Act and the GDPR apply.
If you have been affected by a leak, breach or hack involving the police, you should speak to our team for free, no-obligation advice. We’re data compensation experts with a proven track record of settling claims, with thousands of people having come to us for our specialist advice and legal representation.
First published by Matthew on January 15, 2020 in the following categories: Claims Employee Data Breach Healthcare and tagged with data breach | data controllers | database security | employee breaches | healthcare sector | medical data breach | medical records | nhs | personal data
Issues relating to inappropriate access to medical records is something we have talked about before. It’s completely wrong and can have a huge impact for the victims.
In some cases – and this is what we will look at here – unauthorised access to medical data can be a great deal more sinister than staff being curious about people they’re acquainted with. In some cases, employees have accessed information for more sinister means, where they have targeted specific individuals to pursue them for relations.
We have represented people who have been unscrupulously contacted by employees who have accessed their contact data through their employment to then engage them for relations. In these kinds of scenarios, the impact for the victim can be substantial, so it’s important to know your rights.
Many victims want to know what rights they have when their information is misused or exposed. A common question we’re asked as experts in this field is whether a person can claim data breach compensation or not.
We do assess claims on a case-by-case basis, so we can’t tell for sure if we can help you unless we know more about what has happened. However, we can give you some useful guidance which is based on our specialism in this area of law. As a law firm who have been fighting for justice for data breach victims for far longer than many other solicitors, our insight can be valuable.
Read on for some more info about whether we may be able to help you or not. However, our team is more than happy to offer you free, no-obligation advice on a confidential basis about right now so you can know if we can help you or not. We don’t ask for upfront fees for our initial advice, and if we can take a case forward, we can also offer No Win, No Fee options.
First published by Matthew on January 13, 2020 in the following categories: Claims Data Healthcare and tagged with compensation | data breach | data controllers | data leak | healthcare sector | medical data breach | medical records | nhs | personal data
We offer professional, confidential and no-obligation advice and representation for an HIV status data leak as an area of law that we have particular expertise in.
One of the first data actions that we took forward was for victims of the infamous 56 Dean Street Clinic leak. This 2015 leak resulted in the HIV status for almost 800 patients being exposed, and the impact for the victims has been substantial. Having built legal cases for the many who placed their legal cases with us, we understand just how bad this kind of data exposure can be.
It’s important to know our background in these kinds of claims, given how serious a matter like this is. A lot of law firms have started offering services for data cases, and we’ve seen some remarkable and unsubstantiated claims being made by some firms when it comes to their role in the sector. People need to take care.
First published by Matthew on January 07, 2020 in the following categories: Claims GDPR ICO Latest Security and tagged with data breach | data controllers | data leak | gdpr | ico | medical records | personal data
It’s official: the first GDPR fine in the UK has been issued to Doorstep Dispensaree for data protection breaches that spanned across a two-year period.
This one involves medical data, which is some of the most personal and sensitive forms of data that there is. Medical data breach compensation claims account for a large proportion of the legal cases that we take forward because of how common they can be, and because of the impact on victims. The impact is often severe because this is the kind of information that we do not want to be misused or exposed.
The breach period, in this case, is between June 2016 and June 2018, which means that it just falls within the GDPR start period from May 2018. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) was reportedly alerted to the breach by the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) who were conducting unrelated enquiries.
First published by Matthew on December 27, 2019 in the following categories: Claims Data Healthcare and tagged with compensation | data breach | data controllers | employee breaches | medical data breach | medical records | nhs | personal data
Ultimately, snooping on medical records is not OK at all. In fact, in the UK, this behaviour can constitute as a breach of data protection laws, and that can land the snoopers in trouble and give the victims the right to claim.
The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has prosecuted a number of NHS workers for these kinds of incidents. They have also had to issue general warnings to remind staff about their obligations and duties, and the fact that snooping on records could get you prosecuted, fined and sacked.
In terms of the victims, they can have the right to bring legal action for compensation if their records are ever snooped on. We can represent people for medical data protection breach cases like this on a No Win, No Fee basis.
First published by Matthew on December 24, 2019 in the following categories: Claims Data Employee Data Breach Security Technology and tagged with compensation | data breach | data controllers | data leak | email leaks | personal data | smart technology
When it comes to the impact for victims and their rights that are enshrined in law, there’s simply no excuse when it comes to accidental data breaches.
Although “accidents happen”, as they say, there’s so much that organisations can – and must – do to prevent breaches and leaks. A lot of it is simple stuff, and a lot of it comes down to employers putting policies and procedures in place, and employees sticking to them.
We can show you how easy it is with a few simple examples. We can also advise about the rights of victims and inform you what you can do if you are ever the victim of a breach or a leak.
First published by Matthew on December 23, 2019 in the following categories: Claims Group Action and tagged with British Airways Data Breach | compensation | cybersecurity | data breach | Group Action
2019 has been another big year for data breach compensation actions. As leaks and hacks continue to happen at alarming rates, our work has never been more important than it is now.
People are entitled to claim compensation when their personal information is misused or exposed. You can claim for the distress that’s caused by the loss of control of your data, as well as for any financial losses.
This year, we’ve seen a huge surge in new clients signing-up for our No Win, No Fee services, which is to be expected given our importance in the field.
First published by Matthew on December 20, 2019 in the following categories: Claims Data Employee Data Breach GDPR ICO Police Security Technology and tagged with compensation | data breach | data controllers | data leak | police breach | police data breach
We’ve discussed the issue of the police misusing IT systems before, and it’s a topic that needs to be addressed a lot given the nature of the data that they’re charged with.
Officers and employees have access to huge amounts of data, some of which is very personal and very sensitive. When exposed, victims can be understandably distressed, and that’s where we can assist.
Victims of a data breach can be entitled to make a claim for compensation that stems from the loss of control of private and sensitive information. We may be able to represent you, and since no one is above the law, you shouldn’t worry about going up against the police.