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Heart of England NHS data breach

Posted by Matthew on March 22, 2019 in the following categories: Employee Data Breach Healthcare ICO and tagged with | | | | |

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There has been a Heart of England NHS data breach incident, and it’s yet another case of an NHS employee snooping on the personal data of people they know.

We’ve spoken out about the issue of NHS employees abusing their rights to access medical data a lot recently. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) – the UK’s data watchdog – has prosecuted a number of offenders for such actions. They’ve also had to send out warnings to staff about their responsibilities and the punishments they can face when it comes to this kind of behaviour.

A large volume of the cases we represent people for are NHS data breach compensation claims, so hearing of these kinds of incidents isn’t surprising.

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Worrying Nuneaton and Bedworth Council data breach

Posted by Matthew on March 19, 2019 in the following categories: Council Data Employee Data Breach ICO Latest and tagged with | | | |

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There has been a prosecution for a worrying Nuneaton and Bedworth Council data breach that’s an example of how employees can exploit the data they can access.

In this incident, former head of building control at the council, Kevin Bunsell, shared personal information about job applications with his partner. His partner had applied for the same job that the candidates whose data was shared had applied for, and she won the position.

Although we can only speculate as to the motives, we can assume that the reasons for sharing the data were to assist his partner in securing the position which she was eventually awarded.

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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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Serious Swansea Council data breach

Posted by Matthew on January 22, 2019 in the following categories: Claims Council Employee Data Breach and tagged with | | | |

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There has been a serious Swansea Council data breach that has affected vulnerable adults and children that was discovered in December 2018.

In this remarkable case, a diary was found on the side of the A48 road in Carmarthenshire. The diary contained personal and confidential information about vulnerable adults and children and is thought to belong to a Swansea Council employee.

It has yet to be determined how the diary ended up abandoned at the side of the road. What we know for certain is that proper care for sensitive data has not been upheld.

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The NASA data breach

Posted by Matthew on December 28, 2018 in the following categories: Cybersecurity Employee Data Breach Hacking News Latest Security and tagged with | | | | | |

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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…

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Staffordshire police data breach leads to sacking

Posted by Matthew on December 04, 2018 in the following categories: Employee Data Breach ICO Latest Police and tagged with | | |

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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.

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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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Is mobile phone data protection lagging behind?

Posted by Matthew on August 01, 2018 in the following categories: Cybersecurity Data Mobile Data Security Smartphones Technology and tagged with | | | | |

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There are suggestions that mobile phone data protection is lagging behind as a result of security immaturity and attitudes toward mobile safety.

The smartphone industry in particular has grown exponentially in recent years, and with more than half of the internet’s traffic thought to be on mobile devices, and with mobile apps springing up all the time, some experts are concerned at the lack of maturity mobile phone data protection has when compared to desktop protection.

Does security and attitudes need to change?

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Shurgard UK employee data breach

Posted by Matthew on June 26, 2018 in the following categories: Employee Data Breach Latest and tagged with |

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The Shurgard UK employee data breach has led to personal and sensitive information about employees being leaked by Human Resources.

Our Data Leak Lawyers have been approached for help and representation following the breach, where personal and sensitive data about employees was accidentally shared to what’s believed to be all employees within the company.

The attachments on the breach email contained detailed notes referencing employee attitudes, attendances, progression potential, grievances and health concerns.

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