Month: January 2020

Compensation for inappropriate access to medical records

medical data

When there has been an incident of the inappropriate access to medical records that belong to you, you could be entitled to make a claim for compensation with us on a No Win, No Fee basis.

This is a type of case that we deal with commonly. One of the group actions we’re also representing people for is for the Greater Manchester incident where mass snooping was identified.

For the victims, this kind of misuse of personal and sensitive information can be devastating. This can especially be the case when the person who has accessed the information knows the victim, which is commonly the case.

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BA cyber-attack compensation deadline: 12 months to go!

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We’re now just 12 months away from the official BA cyber-attack compensation deadline for the formal Group Litigation Order that has been established.

By order of the High Court of Justice, in October 2018, a formal GLO was put into place. This means that all cases that form as part of this action will be managed as part of the joint proceedings. Our firm has been appointed to the Steering Committee that’s responsible for the overall conduct of the litigation, and the deadline to join was set for 17th January 2021.

You may not be worried about the deadline given how far away it is. You should take heed of it, and there’s really no reason as to why you should delay starting your case.

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Dixons Carphone data breach fine issued

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The ICO (Information Commissioner’s Office) has issued a maximum Dixons Carphone data breach fine in the sum of £500,000.00.

As the breach period was prior to the introduction of the GDPR, they have escaped fines that could have hit hundreds of millions of pounds under the new rules. But the level of the fine that has been issued reflects the severity of this breach that resulted in the personal information for some 14 million people being compromised. It also led to the details for 5.6 million payment cards being exposed as well.

We’re representing victims for this breach and have been doing for a number of years since news of it broke a couple of years ago.

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New Year’s Honours List unsurprising

data breaches

News of the New Year’s Honours List data leak that hit the headlines last week didn’t come as much of a surprise to us.

Unfortunately, we see these kinds of leaks happening all of the time. They’re usually caused by human error, which we assume is the root of this one, and in most cases, they’re entirely avoidable. The law is clear, and everyone should know their responsibilities and ought to know that publishing the addresses for those receiving honours can be a breach of the law.

It’s understood that more than 1,000 people have been affected by the issue, with concerns raised over the security for some of those whose data has been leaked.

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