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Inappropriate access to medical records: advice for victims

First published by Matthew on January 15, 2020 in the following categories: Claims Employee Data Breach Healthcare and tagged with | | | | | | | |

Issues relating to inappropriate access to medical records is something we have talked about before. It’s completely wrong and can have a huge impact for the victims.

In some cases – and this is what we will look at here – unauthorised access to medical data can be a great deal more sinister than staff being curious about people they’re acquainted with. In some cases, employees have accessed information for more sinister means, where they have targeted specific individuals to pursue them for relations.

We have represented people who have been unscrupulously contacted by employees who have accessed their contact data through their employment to then engage them for relations. In these kinds of scenarios, the impact for the victim can be substantial, so it’s important to know your rights.

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Confidential advice for an HIV status data leak

First published by Matthew on January 13, 2020 in the following categories: Claims Data Healthcare and tagged with | | | | | | | |

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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.

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NHS data breaches and technology

First published by Matthew on December 17, 2019 in the following categories: Claims Cybersecurity Hacking News Healthcare Security Technology and tagged with | | | | | | |

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NHS data breaches and technology can go hand-in-hand. A lot of the incidents that we take forward for both individual cases and group action / multi-party claims often involve technology issues.

One of the most common types of cases that we take forward are NHS data breach compensation claims. Not only can they be common, but the impact for the victims – given how personal and sensitive medical data is – can usually mean that they suffer significant distress. That’s why our work to fight for the rights of the victims is so important.

We’re involved with more than one infamous group legal action as well as countless individual claims for medical data breaches. If you have been affected by an NHS data breach, we may be able to help you as well.

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Understanding the real impact of a medical data breach

First published by Matthew on December 11, 2019 in the following categories: Claims Healthcare and tagged with | | | | | |

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As expert lawyers, we feel that it’s important to understand the real impact of a medical data breach, which is something we have a great deal of experience in helping people with.

We have, for a number of years, been asked for help by thousands of people who have been affected by data breach events. Many of them involve medical data as it’s one of the most common types of individual legal cases that we take forward. Some of the group and multi-party actions were’ involved with also involve medical data, with some being incredibly serious and sensitive.

We understand how the victims feel. When people make a medical data breach compensation claim with us, our focus is on ensuring that any justice you deserve reflects what you have had to go through.

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Impact of hospital data breaches

First published by Matthew on December 03, 2019 in the following categories: Claims Cybersecurity Healthcare Security and tagged with | | | | | | |

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The impact of hospital data breaches can be incredibly severe given that we’re talking about some of the most personal and sensitive information there can be.

This can mean that the victims of this kind of medical data breach can suffer more, and it can also mean that hospitals are a bigger target for hackers.

As expert data protection lawyers, we can tell you from years of real experience in fighting for the rights of data breach victims that these kinds of legal cases need a specific approach. When it comes to sensitive medical data that has been exposed, data breach compensation amounts can be higher, and it takes specialist lawyers like us to make sure you get the best representation possible.

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Medical data storage breaches

First published by Matthew on November 21, 2019 in the following categories: Cybersecurity Healthcare Security and tagged with | | | | | |

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Any incidents involving medical data storage breaches can be serious, and they can easily happen as more and more of the healthcare sector is digitised and is accessible online.

It goes without saying that any and all data should be stored safely and securely, especially when it can be accessible online. Different organisations (be they Trusts, GPs, or insurers) that are involved in the healthcare sector may store data in different ways. Some may do it themselves, and some may use third-party hosting services. But whatever the services used, protection must be the priority.

If a medical data breach occurs as a result of a storage incident, victims should know that they can be entitled to make a claim for compensation.

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The impact of snooping on patient records

First published by Matthew on November 15, 2019 in the following categories: Claims Healthcare and tagged with | | | | |

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Unless you have fallen victim to such an incident, it can be hard to fully understand the impact when it comes to NHS staff snooping on patient records.

And if you have been the victim of such an incident, we know all too well how you must feel. Medical data breach compensation claims are one of the most common types of cases that we take forward, and many involve staff accessing medical records inappropriately.

The recent incident involving Greater Manchester patients has also triggered a new wave of victims who are claiming with us as part of a multi-party (group) action as well. If you don’t have a case with us but want to know more about what you can do, here’s some advice for you.

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Healthcare information data breaches

First published by Matthew on November 12, 2019 in the following categories: Claims Cybersecurity Hacking News Healthcare Latest Security and tagged with | | | | | | | |

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When it comes to avoiding what can be incredibly damaging healthcare information data breaches, prevention over reaction is absolutely key.

In fact, just this morning, we’ve heard about the Labour Party reportedly being hit by a “large and sophisticated cyber-attack”. Our understanding is that the attack on its digital platforms failed, and the reason for the failure is reportedly due to the party’s “robust security systems”.

So, there you have it. Just as we’re about to give you our expert advice about the need for the healthcare sector to focus on prevention, we have just seen what may be the perfect example to compare it to. The long and short of it all is that all organisations must take all reasonable steps to ensure their cybersecurity is robust in order to prevent events taking place.

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NHS digital technologies: should we be concerned?

First published by Matthew on November 07, 2019 in the following categories: Claims Cybersecurity Healthcare Ransomware Scammers Security Technology and tagged with | | | | | | | | | | |

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Digitalisation is generally seen as a good thing, but in a day and age when data breaches are so common, should we be concerned when it comes to increasing use of NHS digital technologies?

Like many other industries, the growing use of technology can be great. We can reduce costs and wastage, increase efficiency, and make communication – which is vital – slick and smooth. When it comes to the healthcare industry, increasing use of technology and digitalisation could arguably save lives and improve patient care.

But with increasing digitalisation comes increasing vulnerability for technology to be exploited. Without adequate defences in place, it can be open season for criminals and fraudsters.

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Public sector data leaks: advice for victims

First published by Matthew on November 06, 2019 in the following categories: Claims Council Healthcare Police Schools and tagged with | | | | | | |

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Public sector data leaks are one of the most common types when it comes to data breach compensation claims that we represent people for.

With this in mind, we wanted to make sure that victims of such data leaks know their rights. It can sometimes be confusing when you look at what you can do when it’s not a private organisation with insurance; but rest assured, the law is on your side.

As a firm of lawyers who have been specialising in data leak cases for a number of years, we can help and advise you. Thousands of people have asked us for our expert help, and our lawyers are involved with dozens of different data breach group and multi-party actions for a reason; many of which involve public sector data leaks.

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