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Avoidable Rotherham Council data leak

Posted by Matthew on March 21, 2019 in the following categories: Council Employee Data Breach Latest and tagged with | | |

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There’s been an avoidable Rotherham Council data leak, the likes of which is not an uncommon type of data incident, particularly for a local authority.

Almost 900 people are reportedly affected by the leak, with victims calling the incident “extremely serious” and worrying about the possibilities of falling victim to crime.

One of the most common types of legal cases we run are claims for council data breach compensation. In fact, a huge proportion of the individual cases we’re fighting for justice in involve local authority services. This incident, unfortunately, is unsurprising to hear about.

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Warnings after Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council data breach

Posted by Matthew on March 06, 2019 in the following categories: Council Data and tagged with | | | |

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Warnings have been issued over a 2017 Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council data breach incident that was said to have been particularly sensitive.

The warnings have come from both the authority itself as well as the UK’s data watchdog, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).

The incident took place before the introduction of last year’s vital GDPR. The incident still amounted to a serious data protection breach and could have led to criminal prosecutions and huge fines faced by the council.

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Well Pharmacy data breach compensation action

Posted by Matthew on February 12, 2019 in the following categories: Claims Group Action and tagged with | | |

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Want to know more about claiming Well Pharmacy data breach compensation if you were affected by the recent incident? Here’s some advice on your rights, and how we can help you.

We’ve launched legal action for victims of the recent Well Pharmacy data breach. We’re taking cases forward on a No Win, No Fee basis for those who match our eligibility criteria. We appreciate that the nature of the information exposed in this breach is quite sensitive. Victims can be entitled to claim data breach compensation because the law is on your side.

Starting your claim for Well Pharmacy data breach compensation is easy. You can join the action we’ve initiated quickly, easily and confidentially.

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Claim now in the Well Pharmacy data leak action

Posted by Matthew on February 01, 2019 in the following categories: Claims Employee Data Breach Group Action Healthcare and tagged with | | | | |

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Our No Win, No Fee compensation action for victims of the Well Pharmacy data leak is underway, and you can sign-up for our help today.

If you were one of the 24,000 people caught up by the Well Pharmacy data leak, you may be eligible to claim compensation with us. We’re taking cases on and we’ve initiated our action for anyone affected by the recent email leak of personal and sensitive data.

The Well Pharmacy data leak action is one of the over 20 different data breach actions we’re representing people for. When it comes to data leaks, access to justice can be achieved through our specialist legal services.

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Scarborough Sixth Form data breach

Posted by Matthew on January 28, 2019 in the following categories: Council Schools and tagged with | | |

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The Scarborough Sixth Form data breach was another example of an email leak that was caused by a simple administrative error.

It happened in July last year, so it falls within the scope of the new GDPR legislation. The incident was referred to the ICO (Information Commissioner’s Office) for investigation.

As alarming as an email leak sounds, it’s not an uncommon occurrence. We represent a number of people who have been involved in email data leaks, with the most prominent one being the 56 Dean Street Clinic leak of 2015. As easy as these things can happen, there’s no excuse for allowing it to happen at all.

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Have you been the victim of a Gmail data breach?

Posted by Matthew on December 27, 2018 in the following categories: Cybersecurity Latest Mobile Data Smartphones Technology and tagged with | | |

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Without even knowing it, your emails may be being read by companies, and you may feel that this is a Gmail data breach.

The recent admission by Google that they’ve been allowing companies to scan emails is a worrying one. App developers are reportedly able to access data in Gmail mailboxes to use it for marketing purposes. Even employees were manually reading mailboxes in order to train AI software to then do it for them.

If this applies to you, whether this can be classed as a Gmail data breach or not is apparently open for debate.

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Cornwall council data breach claim advice

Posted by Matthew on October 17, 2018 in the following categories: Claims Council Latest and tagged with | |

The Cornwall Council data breach was yet another email blunder where addresses and personal information was not masked in a mailshot

In the breach, an email about disabled children was sent to over 150 people relating to their max card scheme. The max card scheme is a scheme for discounts for foster families and families with disabled children.

In yet another email breach, the personal data and email addresses in the mailshot were exposed. Neither the BCC function or a mailing platform had been used to avoid the data breach. It may attract a GDPR-style fine given it took place after the new rules came into force.

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Hastings Council Data Breach showed how easy it is

Posted by Matthew on October 11, 2018 in the following categories: Claims Council Employee Data Breach and tagged with | | |

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The Hastings Council data breach on the eve of the GDPR coming into force showed just how easy the human error element is.

The irony was that the breach involved an email being sent out with an opt-in or opt-out offer for compliance with the new GDPR. They sent the email on the eve of the new rules coming into force. It all seemed very sensible.

That was until it was realised that all the recipients’ information was visible to each other. Yes, that’s right. A GDPR information email was sent out that breached data protection rules itself. It was another simple case of avoidable human error.

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Compensation for a council email breach

Posted by Matthew on September 06, 2018 in the following categories: Claims Council Security and tagged with | | | |

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You may be entitled to claim compensation as a victim of a council email breach, and our Data Leak Lawyers are here to help you.

A number of council email breaches have taken place over the years, and they can often happen by human error or software problems. Whatever the cause, they are often seen as systemic issues that can be easily resolvable, meaning the breaches should never have happened in the first place. For this reason, depending on the data breached, victims can be entitled to claim for data breach compensation.

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ICO issues fine for IICSA data breach

Posted by Matthew on September 03, 2018 in the following categories: Data Employee Data Breach ICO and tagged with | | | |

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The ICO has issued a fine for the IICSA data breach that took place last year. The fine amounts to £200,000.00 given the sensitive nature of the data involved in the breach.

The ICO (Information Commissioner’s Office) said last month that, “This incident placed vulnerable people at risk, which is concerning. IICSA should and could have done more to ensure this did not happen.”

The IICSA data breach was another scenario of a simple but very avoidable data breach that has ultimately led to incredibly sensitive and personal information being exposed.

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