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Well Pharmacy data breach action- still open for claimants

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There is still time to make a claim in the Well Pharmacy data breach action.

In 2018, Well Pharmacy, a major pharmacy chain, was responsible for leaking the details of over 24,000 staff and locum workers, after the data was accidentally included in an email.

Since the breach, The Data Leak Lawyers has been working hard to take on claims for affected employees ever since we launched legal action in early 2019. We have been working on the action for just over two years now, and our door is still open to any claimants who have yet to come forward.

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Misuse of Police database for personal use data breach compensation advice

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Taking advantage of the police database for personal use can amount to an extreme breach of privacy and an abuse of power by the individual accessing the information.

Accessing the police database for personal use means that the person who is accessing personal and sensitive data does not have the authority or right to do so, and it may not relate to any past or active cases of the individual.

In many cases, the data breach victim is known to the employee and it is a case of data snooping. Data breaches of this nature can be severe and may involve someone the police officer has a negative relationship with, meaning the risks can be significant. Under no circumstances should staff abuse the police database for personal use. If they do, and you have been a victim of a data breach of this nature, you could be eligible to make a data breach compensation claim with the Data Leak Lawyers today.

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Dr Thair Altaii jailed for privacy violations

Dr Thair Altaii

Whitburn GP, Dr Thair Altaii, has been jailed for privacy violations of female patients, four years after his original court date in 2014.

Dr Thair Altaii was first taken to court after images and videos of female patients were reportedly found on his personal laptop. The police investigated the matter after a complaint from one of his patients was made where she had suspected that she was being recorded.

The filming of patients can amount to a complete breach of privacy and the Data Protection Act, as well as the Human Rights Act. Any patients who have been a victim of Dr Thair Altaii could be entitled to make a compensation claim with No Win, No Fee representation. As a leading firm of data breach lawyers, we are very experienced in the complex field of data breach law and have settled cases for medical privacy violations where patients had been recorded without knowledge or consent.

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Human error medical data breaches

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Human error medical data breaches can be extremely common, and a big reason is due to the fact that many medical organisations do not direct adequate resources into preventing such breaches.

It is extremely important for medical institutions to keep the sensitive data that they hold secure and protected. When human error medical data breaches occur, an event like this can serve to undermine the GDPR and the medical staff’s responsibility to keep patient data safe. It can also undermine the trust that the victims have in the services being provided.

If you have been the victim of a human error medical data breach, do not hesitate to get in touch to see if you have a claim to make. As a leading firm of data breach compensation lawyers, our expert legal team has years of experience helping people in the complex field of data breach law, and we may be able to help you get the justice that you deserve.

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Accessing patient records without authority – advice for victims

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A big problem surrounding medical data breaches, and one of the most concerning, is when a member of staff breaches confidentiality by accessing patient records without clinical justification.

We entrust medical employees and NHS staff to safeguard our personal medical data and only access it as part of our treatment or care. That is why it is so concerning when a member of staff is accessing patient records with no medical reasoning or no proper authority to do so.

It is sometimes hard to know what exactly they are using the data for, potentially putting individuals at risk by exposing sensitive data. In many cases, the perpetrators know the victims, which can make the distress for the victims even worse.

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Sandicliffe car dealership data breach

Sandicliffe car dealership data breach

It has been reported that the Sandicliffe car dealership data breach occurred earlier this year in February and could possibly affect hundreds or thousands of people.

The data breach stemmed from a cyberattack that was a result of a phishing scam and it is currently unknown exactly how many people could have been affected. Information exposed could include personal and sensitive data such as financial information and medical details.

As a leading firm of data breach compensation specialists fighting for justice for thousands of victims in over 50 group and multi-party actions, we are offering No Win, No Fee legal support for anyone affected by the cyberattack.

If you have been affected by this breach, speak to a member of our team today for free and no-obligation advice here.

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Cloud technology data breaches – claims for compensation

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We can represent victims of cloud technology data breaches, with eligible clients being able to benefit from our No Win, No Fee legal representation.

As the world continues to become more and more digitalised and cloud-based, we expect more breaches of this nature to happen. One small security flaw could do substantial damage and lead to the information for thousands or millions being compromised, which is why this is an important matter to address.

As a leading firm of data breach compensation experts, our job is to make sure that the victims of data breaches have a voice for justice, and that organisations are held to account.

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Pensions Management Institute data breach

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The Pensions Management Institute data breach is understood to have affected 1,700 people after hackers gained access to the Outlook account of a PMI employee.

We understand that those whose information has been exposed in the attack have been targeted with emails directing them to a third-party website. Victims of the security incident are at an immediate risk of fraud and theft and will need to be vigilant for any contact that they now may receive.

As a leading firm of data breach lawyers, we are used to representing clients for these kinds of cases. The standard tricks that criminals use to steal money and further information can work, and people need to be careful.

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Hotel data breaches and the dangers they pose

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Victims of hotel data breaches can be entitled to claim compensation. We can offer No Win, No Fee representation for eligible clients as a leading firm of data breach lawyers.

There are several ways in which criminals could exploit data exposed from a hotel. This can have a significant impact on the victims, and it is important for people to know their rights.

Here is some guidance about how we may be able to help you.

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Watford Community Housing data breach compensation action latest

Watford Community Housing email breach

We continue to represent a large number of victims of the Watford Community Housing data breach who are claiming compensation with our expert team on a No Win, No Fee basis.

As a leading firm of data breach compensation lawyers, we were quickly contacted by concerned victims when news of the breach was first revealed. Following our successful outreach campaign, we are now acting for a group of victims pursuing claims for compensation.

If you have yet to start your compensation claim for the information leak, here is the latest about the action we have launched and what people are claiming for. We always recommend that victims of a data breach start a legal case as soon as possible, so make sure to speak to our team for free, no-obligation advice as soon as you can as well.

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