Legal help for data breach compensation claims

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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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Stolen data breach compensation claims

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We can represent victims for stolen data breach compensation claims, and you could be eligible to benefit from our No Win, No Fee representation.

We can give you an insight into whether you could be eligible to claim compensation if this has happened to you. We can also briefly advise about what you can claim for, and how we approach the damages you could be entitled to receive.

Our experienced team is here and ready to provide you with free and no-obligation advice – please don’t hesitate to contact us today.

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Stolen healthcare data breach compensation claims

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Stolen healthcare data breach compensation claims can be severe for the victims, and they can be worryingly common because of the nature of the information involved.

A huge proportion of the thousands of individual victims we represent are for medical data breach compensation cases. The risks of these kinds of events happening are real, but victims to have rights. As a leading firm of data breach compensation lawyers, we may be able to represent you for a No Win, No Fee legal case if your information has been misused or exposed.

Read on for more information.

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Coronavirus contact tracing data breach worries heighten

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Coronavirus contact tracing data breaches and general security issues are at the forefront of our minds right now. As a leading firm of data breach lawyers, we are concerned.

There are still a lot of questions over the use of the system that has already faced a great deal of controversy so far. As the UK tries to reduce the risk of coronavirus, how does contact tracing work and is my data safe? Is there any reason to be particularly concerned about how information will be used and stored with the system? Given how personal and sensitive medical data is, how real are the risks?

Unfortunately, recent media reports suggest that information misuse is already an issue. Given how common medical data breach compensation claims are, we are not surprised.

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Babylon Health data breach

Babylon Health data breach

We are concerned to hear about the Babylon Health data breach following the story hitting the headlines and our firm being approached for media comment.

The app has been used for GP video appointments and reportedly has more than 2.3 million registered users in the UK. We understand that it may be popular right now as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, and now – more than ever – we need to make use of technology to keep us all safe. That being said, information must be safe and secure, and must not be exposed. If it is, victims should know their rights.

If you have been affected by this incident, we may be able to help you.

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Government data leaks

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Anyone who has been affected by government data leaks can be entitled to make a claim for compensation, and we may be able to offer No Win, No Fee representation.

Despite certain events that take place, the government is not above the law and can be held to account. When it comes to important data protection legislation, they must abide by the GDPR and the other laws that are in place to safeguard information that is stored and processed. Where data is leaked, victims could be entitled to claim, and we may be able to assist.

Don’t be afraid that you may need to take on the government in a case. As a leading firm of consumer action and data breach compensation lawyers, we’ll fight your corner. We’re used to taking on governments as well as some of the biggest corporations, insurers and defence law firms in the world. You have rights, and we can fight for them for you.

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Mental health apps and concerns over data breaches

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Some statistics have put the number of downloads for mental health apps at one million since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, and these apps have been around for quite some time.

The additional strain that the pandemic is causing on our mental wellbeing is widely recognised, and the increased usage of such apps doesn’t come as a surprise. But people do need to be careful, and some apps will be more secure than others. It’s a perfect opportunity for scammers to try to muscle their way in to get hold of sensitive information too.

So, should we be concerned, what may happen if an app is breached, and what can we do to help people?

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Government data breach risks “significant”

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We already believed that the risk of further public sector and government data breach incidents was significant, but a recent review has drawn similar conclusions.

Many of the thousands of clients that we represent have had information exposed or misused by a public sector body. In the wake of the recent New Year’s Honours data breach that we’re pursuing damages for, a review has concluded that the risk of further breaches is “significant”.

This doesn’t come as a surprise to us, and we can explain why. Many are labelled as just “human error” incidents, but there can be so much more to it than that.

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Hundreds of thousands of Zoom passwords for sale on the dark web

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It’s understood that there may be as many as 500,000 Zoom passwords up for sale on the dark web for less than a penny each as the video conferencing app’s popularity has skyrocketed during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Security experts believe that the hacked accounts have been comprised due to credential stuffing and from other hacked websites where credentials are re-used. Either way, as the popularity of the app has grown significantly as much of the world remains in lockdown, people need to be careful.

The last thing anyone needs in this already troubling time is hackers and scammers taking advantage of people’s vulnerabilities.

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London council data breaches

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The issue of London council data breaches has hit the media in light of damning statistics about the volumes of data that has reportedly been lost or stolen that involves these authorities.

Council data breach compensation claims are one of the most common types of cases that we take forward. The reasons are likely down to the sheer wealth of data that authorities and their outsourced partners hold, and the fact that it can be very personal and sensitive. What also doesn’t help is the fact that there are funding issues which can mean some councils aren’t able to commit enough resources for data protection either.

As a leading, specialist data breach law firm, the statistics do not come as a surprise to us; despite how worrying they are.

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