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car hacking
November 01, 2019

Tesco Parking App Data Leak

Last month, the Tesco parking app data leak was discovered by The Register, and it involved the exposure of tens of millions of number plate images.

It was one of those cases of information that had been accidentally left exposed, and was accessible to anyone who came across it. It was also a clear example of one of the issues we’ve been talking about lately, which is the weaknesses that come with outsourcing information services.

Your defence is only as good as your weakest link, and when there are more links in the chain that arise from outsourcing, data controllers need to be vigilant.

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uea investigation
October 24, 2019

Data protection and privacy claims: how they work

As more and more people are aware of their rights when it comes to data protection and privacy claims, we thought we’d give you a little expert overview as a pioneering firm in this area of law.

There are many ways that you may be able to make a data breach compensation claim, and there can be varying degrees of how people might suffer. It isn’t just about recovering financial losses from fraud and cyberattacks; it’s also about claiming for the distress caused through the loss of control, or misuse, of private information.

With thousands of data breach victims asking us for help over the years we’ve been fighting for justice, here’s a little insight for you.

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October 17, 2019

Recruitment agency data breach compensation claims

With cybercriminals potentially targeting this sector, recruitment agency data breach compensation claims may be on the rise. We’re here to help.

This kind of data breach could lead to a substantial impact on the victim. You must remember that recruitment agencies hold a great deal of information about thousands and thousands of candidates. And many of the big agencies are online, so the numbers can be huge, and the data can be accessible.

When you have a wealth of potentially sensitive information for thousands of people, you can easily become a target for hackers. Employees of recruitment companies must also ensure that they’re complying with the law as well.

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unsecured database compensation claims
October 08, 2019

Medical data breach compensation: what you need to know

It’s incredibly important to know what rights you have when it comes to making a claim for medical data breach compensation.

It’s also important to know who to turn to as well.

As specialist data breach lawyers with a proven track record of helping victims claim the compensation they deserve for a number of years, we can give you a voice. We can make sure that you’re heard when it comes to the impact that a medical data breach can have. Here’s what you need to know.

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letter is sent to the wrong address
September 27, 2019

Isle Of Wight Council Data Breach Involving Tax Letters

An Isle of Wight Council data breach has arisen where the local authority reportedly sent other people’s information out to residents in dozens of council tax letters.

This appears to be yet another simple data leak that has taken place that involves a local authority. Councils hold a wealth of personal and sensitive data about a huge number of people, and their duty to safeguard it is incredibly important.

We represent many people making claims for council data breach compensation because of how common incidents can be. We’re therefore not surprised by this latest breach, but it’s still very worrying to hear about it; especially now we have GDPR in place that has put data protection in the limelight.

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email breach
September 25, 2019

Charing Cross gender clinic data breach advice

If you’ve yet to speak to the team for legal advice about the recent Charing Cross gender clinic data breach, we’re here and ready to assist you.

We were contacted for help after some 2,000 people were the subject of an email leak that revealed their personal information. Two emails relating to an art competition were sent to around 900 people in each batch using the “CC” function. This should never have been allowed to happen.

This isn’t the first breach of its kind, with our firm prominent in representing people affected by the similar 56 Dean Street Clinic leak. We’ve taken claims for compensation forward on a No Win, No Fee basis as we consider that there’s a successful case to answer for the GIC leak.

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domestic abuse data breach
September 23, 2019

NHS Medical Records Exposed in Milton Keynes Scandal

We deal with a lot of cases that involve NHS medical records exposed in various ways, but this has to be the one of the most worrying and bizarre stories we’ve ever seen.

It’s understood that 40 tightly-packed bales of partially-shredded and cut NHS medical records have been used to weigh down a sculpture in Milton Keynes town centre. It’s set to be unveiled this Thursday as part of the annual Festival of Urban Living, but it’s reported that bits of the papers used in the bales have been caught by the wind and have been blown around the area.

Some of the papers are said to have included visible personal details of medical records, including prescriptions and surgery information. This really is a serious, serious matter indeed.

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September 19, 2019

Teletext Holidays data breach

If you’ve been affected by the recent Teletext Holidays data breach, we may be able to represent you for a claim for compensation on a No Win, No Fee basis.

Some 200,000 audio recordings of telephone conversations have been found exposed by media outlet Verdict. The audio files had reportedly been left exposed for over three years on Amazon Web Services, with recordings dated between April and August 2016.

This isn’t the first time a trove of information has been left exposed on an Amazon storage database, whether by a lack of encryption, or where poor security processes are in place.

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September 11, 2019

Wokingham Council data leaks in the news

Wokingham Council data leaks have hit the news again after media reports of a number of incidents where information has reportedly been sent to the wrong people.

These kinds of leaks can be awfully common, which is why a large number of the cases we take forward for people are council data breach compensation claims.

With the sheer wealth of information that councils hold, and the personal and sensitive nature of it, any leak, breach or hack can be serious.

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council worker fined for sharing data information to social site
September 09, 2019

Charing Cross Clinic data leak compensation advice

We have commenced work for a compensation action in light of the Charing Cross Clinic data leak that was announced last Friday.

We were approached immediately for advice and legal representation, and we have agreed to act for any victim who comes forward for our help on a No Win, No Fee basis.

This email leak was entirely avoidable, and is a tragic repeat of previous data leaks that were just as preventable. We have recovered tens of thousands of pounds in damages for victims of the similar 56 Dean Street Clinic email leak where many claims remain ongoing. That was also another case of an email sent to hundreds of people where the recipient list was visible to all other recipients.

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