Tag: data controllers
The Chelmsford City Council data breach was another preventable incident of information exposure by a local authority that has affected thousands of people.
Personal information that was submitted using online forms was accidentally left visible on the website. There’s no way of knowing for sure if the information exposed was used or copied, leaving victims with a lack of closure over the incident.
More than 6,500 people that were affected by the breach have been informed by email that their data has been exposed.
Posted by Matthew on December 28, 2018 in the following categories: Cybersecurity Employee Data Breach Hacking News Latest Security and tagged with cyber attack | cyber crime | cybersecurity | data breach | data controllers | employee breaches | personal data
The NASA data breach is a worrying one. An agency as prolific as NASA has been hit by a cyberattack. It makes us wonder – as we often do – is anyone really safe?
Our Data Leak Lawyers are involved in over 20 different data breach actions. These range from the Equifax data breach of 2017, to the British Airways data breach of this year. These are huge hacks that affected large organisations. Each time a new one comes along, we’re a mix of surprised and unsurprised that it has happened. On the one hand, these breaches are happening all the time, but on the other, the big-name breaches are worrying.
Surely there should never be such a thing as a NASA data breach. Yet it has happened…
Posted by Matthew on December 11, 2018 in the following categories: Cybersecurity Data Latest Retail Scammers Technology and tagged with cybersecurity | data breach | data controllers | data leak | database security | online security | personal data | phishing scams
An Amazon data breach incident took place in the lead up to the big Black Friday sales a few weeks ago.
The incident reportedly stemmed from a technical problem.
In the data protection breach, customer names and email addresses were inadvertently posted on the company’s website. They were removed upon discovery of the error, and customers affected by the data breach have been informed.
The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is said to be looking into the situation.
Posted by Matthew on December 10, 2018 in the following categories: Cybersecurity GDPR Group Action and tagged with compensation | cyber attack | cybersecurity | data breach | data controllers | online security | personal data
If you need legal advice about the Marriott data breach, we can help. This is another huge breach that has led to private and sensitive data being exposed.
This has to be 2018’s mega breach. Although we thought the British Airways one was the breach to set the bar, this one is obscene in terms of data breached and the timeframe. Some 500 million customers whose data was on Marriott’s Starwood reservation database has been comprised since 2014. Anyone with data on the system up until 10th September 2018 may be affected.
If you’ve received notification that you’re a victim of the Marriott data breach and you’re based in England or Wales, we can help.
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.
It seems highly likely there will be some form of Facebook GDPR fine coming at some time. The recent data breaches cannot go unpunished.
As data breaches and our rights to privacy continue to grow in importance, people want to know how GDPR will be there to protect us. With the massive Facebook data breach that took place in September fresh in our minds, people want to know what kind of Facebook GDPR fine may be issued.
Facebook could find themselves as the marker in Europe for how far the new GDPR will go. Although it isn’t the first company to have been at the centre of a data breach since the rule change in May, it could be the biggest.
Posted by Matthew on November 29, 2018 in the following categories: Claims Council Security Technology and tagged with compensation | council | council data breaches | data controllers | data leak | online security | personal data
The recent East Lindsey Council data breach was another example of a totally avoidable incident that resulted in sensitive information being exposed.
Our lawyers are often representing victims for council data breach cases. This includes for claims against local authority agencies and outsourced third-parties as well.
Public sector breaches can be common, and council data breaches are amongst the most frequent we see. As is the case with the East Lindsey Council data breach, many of the incidents are totally avoidable. Many stem from simple errors that can have costly consequences.
If you’ve suffered from a Bexley Council data breach, you may not be alone. According to recent information, they’ve suffered a spate of breaches lately.
A Freedom of Information (FOI) request has revealed a huge increase in the number of Bexley council data breach incidents taking place. Local authority data breaches are a common type of claim we often deal with. With the public sector often responsible for large volumes of data breaches, we’re not surprised by the recent revelations.
If you’ve been affected by a council data protection incident, you may be entitled to claim for data breach compensation.
If you have been affected by a Basingstoke Council data breach, we can help you with a claim for data protection compensation.
According to recent news coverage, there may have been a few Basingstoke Council data breach incidents of late. There are said to be a number of councillors who are at the centre of complaints proceedings over data breaches. A number of complaints may still be outstanding which, given the strength of GDPR, could be a problems itself.
If you have been affected by a Basingstoke Council data breach, or any data breach by a local authority, we can help you.
Posted by Matthew on November 14, 2018 in the following categories: Cybersecurity Data Hacking News Latest and tagged with compensation | cyber attack | cyber crime | cybersecurity | data breach | data controllers | online security | personal data | website hacked
A number of individuals have contacted us with concerns about the Facebook data breach incidents that have come to light.
If you’ve been affected by a Facebook data breach, our team may be able to help with a claim for compensation.
From the recent private messages hack, to the infamous Cambridge Analytica data breach, Facebook appears to have a lot to answer for. If you’ve been affected by a data breach as a Facebook user, you may be entitled to damages. You should contact our team for help and advice today. It’s no-obligation, and No Win, No Fee representation.