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medical appointment details
August 08, 2022

Medical appointment details leaks and breaches

If your medical appointment details have been leaked or disclosed, or involved in a cyberattack, you could be entitled to claim compensation. We may be able to represent you on a No Win, No Fee basis.

Your Lawyers, as Leading Data Leak Lawyers, are used to representing victims of medical data breach compensation cases as one of the most common types of incidents that we help people with. Our experience of working in this niche and complex area of law for almost decade means we truly understand the substantial impact that such a breach can have on the victim.

Our legal team is happy to provide free, no-obligation legal advice about a healthcare data breach compensation claim here now.

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NHS data security breach
August 03, 2022

NHS data security breach compensation claims

NHS data security breach compensation claims are some of the most significant that we represent people for as a leading firm of Data Leak Lawyers in the UK.

Our medical information is some of the most private and personal there can be about us, which is why the law specifically protects it and allows us to control who knows what about our healthcare information. If we were to lose this control as a result of a data security breach, the distress that can be caused can be significant. This is why the law recognises this impact and can allow victims of such a breach to claim GDPR compensation, and we can offer No Win No Fee representation to eligible clients.

You can speak to our team here now for free, no-obligation legal advice.

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July 26, 2022

Health app data breach – claim compensation

A health app data breach could cause a victim whose personal information has been misused or exposed to suffer from considerable distress, and the GDPR can entitle victims to claim compensation.

You have rights when it comes to privacy, and we are here to uphold them and we are here to hold anyone to account if they failed in their duty of care that they have for you and your information.

Your Lawyers – The Data Leak Lawyers – is a leading firm of privacy compensation specialists, representing thousands of people just like you who are claiming compensation as a victim of a breach. Access to justice is at the very heart of what we are all about, so for eligible clients we are able to represent people on a No Win, No Fee basis.

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June 13, 2022

Serious data breach claims for compensation

Serious data breach claims for compensation require the expertise of a specialist law firm used to helping people in this niche and complex area of law to ensure justice is achieved.

It is important to point this out because we are specialist privacy claims lawyers and we know how to maximise your claim for compensation to ensure fair justice is achieved. This is vitally important in an age where the law in respect of data breach claiming is still evolving. The last thing you want is to instruct the wrong law firm for a case like this and lose out on the justice that you are entitled to.

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January 04, 2022

Patient and employee data breaches

All data breaches can be capable of having a serious impact on victims, but the severity of a breach generally increases according to how much information is exposed, and the sensitivity of that information. Patient and employee data breaches, therefore, constitute some of the most harmful data security incidents that a victim can fall prey to.

Your Lawyers, as leading specialists in data breach law, have seen the damage that can be caused when personal data is compromised or exposed. Everyone should feel safe and secure in their hospitals or workplaces, but negligence of data protection principles can severely endanger people’s privacy.

In fact, all data controllers have a legal obligation to protect the personal information they process and hold. Where they fail to do so, they may be liable to pay damages to those affected. Making a data breach claim can allow you to recover the compensation you deserve, so contact our team for free, no-obligation advice if you think you may have a claim to make.

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Nursing Home data breaches
December 14, 2021

Covid-19 patients’ data – the risks of exposure

The Covid-19 pandemic has been widely linked to increased cyber threats, some of which may have involved targetting Covid-19 patients’ data. As a global crisis, it is unsurprising that cybercriminals have been seeking to take advantage of the vulnerabilities that have emerged due to the coronavirus pandemic.

In fact, patients’ medical information has always been a prime target for cybercriminals, given the sensitivity of healthcare records generally. In our previous and ongoing data breach claims, some of the most harmful incidents have been those that have exposed private medical records, often resulting in victims suffering from severe psychological side-effects.

We are close to the year two mark of when the world changed, but the coronavirus pandemic is far from over, so the data security threat to the healthcare sector is still present. However, where healthcare organisations do not have appropriate defences in place, they could still be partially responsible when cyberattacks are successful. If you have been affected by a data breach as a result of the negligence of a healthcare organisation, you could be eligible to claim compensation now.

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November 23, 2021

Stor-A-File cyberattack: information dumped on the dark web

It has been reported that the recent Stor-A-File cyberattack resulted in hackers demanding a ransom of three million pounds in Bitcoin which has reportedly been rejected, leading to data being exposed online.

Last week, we covered the issues facing the Lister Fertility Clinic who are understood to have written to some 1,700 patients over medical records that Stor-A-File had been providing scanning services for. With potentially sensitive medical information at stake, it had been feared that patients of the clinic could be vulnerable to their private and sensitive medical information being compromised.

Now, it has been reported that the worst looks to have happened and that private and sensitive data stolen in the attack has now been put onto the dark web.

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November 18, 2021

Lister Fertility Clinic data breach: compensation action advice

It has been revealed that the Lister Fertility Clinic data breach may affect some 1,700 patients of the private clinic, and victims of the cyberattack will need to be wary.

If you have received confirmation from the clinic that you have been affected, you could be eligible to pursue a claim for data breach compensation on a No Win, No Fee basis. The leading team here at Your Lawyers – The Data Leak Lawyers – is happy to offer you free, no-obligation advice on a confidential basis now.

We are concerned that victims may end up being targeted by ransomware and scams, and it is important that those affected are protected as much as they can be.

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November 12, 2021

Health data breaches and claiming compensation

The healthcare sector has long been a target for cyberattacks, and this threat can be compounded by the often-poor cybersecurity adopted by some hospitals and doctors’ practices, as well as employee errors that have brought about a number of data breaches in recent years. Health data breaches can be particularly harmful to those affected, as the personal information and medical records held by healthcare providers can, understandably, be intensely private to patients.

The problem of health data breaches appears to have exacerbated further over the past year or so. The Covid-19 pandemic has prompted a surge in cyberattacks across all kinds of organisations, but healthcare has been seen as a particularly vulnerable sector due to the increased strain brought by managing coronavirus.

Regardless of the circumstances in which a data breach occurs, there is never any excuse for healthcare organisations that have failed to protect patient and employee data. If held to account in a data breach claim, these organisations could be forced to pay out compensation to the affected victims. If you have been affected by a data breach incident and wish to seek justice, do not hesitate to contact us for free, no-obligation advice.

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September 28, 2021

Public Health England data breach concerns and what to do

With the cyber threat facing healthcare organisations across the globe and on a domestic level at a high, a significant Public Health England data breach could easily happen. With cybersecurity and data protection under such scrutiny, it is natural that doubts have been cast over all kinds of data controllers in the healthcare sector.

The spike in cyberattacks on the healthcare sector has been a much-reported issue over the past year or so, with a perception that cybercriminals have sought to take advantage of the chaos caused by the coronavirus pandemic. However, it is also true that a vast number of data breaches within the healthcare sector are caused by human error, so healthcare organisations must focus on internal training to ensure that they keep information secure.

If you have been affected by a healthcare data breach, you may be entitled to claim compensation for the harm caused. At Your Lawyers – the Data Leak Lawyers – as leading privacy claims experts, we have years of experience in data breach claims, and we can use our expertise to help you achieve the justice you deserve.

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