Tag: data leak
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 January 06, 2020 in the following categories: Claims Cybersecurity ICO Latest and tagged with compensation | cybersecurity | data controllers | data leak | online security | personal data
News of the New Year’s Honours List data leak incident rounded off what has been yet another year of leaks, breaches and hacks.
You can take it from us – as data breach experts – that news of this breach was nothing to be surprised about. We’re often asked for our expert insight by the media as we discuss what feels like a never-ending carousel of incident after incident, and this latest leak was yet another in what has been a big year for data breaches on the whole.
Our client numbers continue to grow given how often these kinds of incidents are taking place. When personal and sensitive information is misused or exposed, it’s important that victims know their rights.
First published by Matthew on January 02, 2020 in the following categories: Claims Cybersecurity Hacking News Ransomware Scammers and tagged with compensation | cyber attack | cyber crime | cybersecurity | data leak | online security | personal data | phishing scams | ransomware
We have previously discussed the issues surrounding gaming data breaches, and have been asked for help and representation for cases of this nature.
The market for online gaming is massive, and data will be exchanged across the world as part of activities players are engaged in. There will be a lot of accounts that contain a great deal of personal data, and there will also be financial information stored for processing payments.
There’s also a huge “black market” for hijacked accounts as well. There are the players whose accounts they have spent time and money on being stolen, and there are those who are prepared to pay for built-up accounts. This leaves serious questions over the future of gaming and how they may be affected by data breaches.
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 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.
First published by Matthew on December 13, 2019 in the following categories: Cybersecurity Data Mobile Data Security Smartphones Social Networking Technology and tagged with apps | cybersecurity | data controllers | data leak | database security | personal data | smart technology | social media 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.
First published by Matthew on December 12, 2019 in the following categories: Claims Cybersecurity Security Technology and tagged with compensation | cybersecurity | data controllers | data leak | database security | online security | smart technology
Given the continually large volumes of incidents that are happening, it’s important to approach the subject of data breaches and encryption.
In some cases, leaks can happen due to human errors or system problems. Some hacks may take place because 100% effective defence is a hard thing to achieve. This doesn’t excuse an organisation when it comes to their responsibilities, but it’s important for them to understand that it’s about more than just trying to stop incidents; it’s also about preventing damage.
And that’s where encryption and even basic levels of protection is king.
There’s been an NHS South Central and West data leak. It’s a familiar story in terms of how the leak has happened and the fact that it appears to have been very preventable.
In this latest incident, thousands of families have reportedly been sent letters encouraging the uptake of flu vaccinations for children. Unfortunately, due to a “mail merge error”, names and addresses for children were somehow mixed up. The result of this is that parents and carers have received information for other people’s children.
Another huge leak that may have been entirely preventable that took place owing to events that have taken place before. NHS data breach compensation claims are one of the most common types of cases we take forward because of how often these kinds of incidents happen, and it’s clear to us that more needs to be done to prevent them from taking place.
First published by Matthew on December 04, 2019 in the following categories: Claims Cybersecurity Latest Police Security and tagged with compensation | data breach | data leak | police breach | police data breach
No one is above the law, and that includes our police service. If a police data leak ever takes place, victims are entitled to justice in the same way as anyone else can be.
Given that the police handle a monumental wealth of personal and sensitive information, their duties to comply with important data protection legislation is important. Any leak, breach or hack could lead to information exposure which could have a serious impact on the victims, which is why it’s important for us to talk about this topic.
You can be entitled to make a claim for data leak compensation, and you’re safe doing so with us.