Month: April 2021

The impact of a health data breach

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Whether it brings a healthcare organisation to a standstill, or causes the exposure of swathes of patient medical records, a health data breach can have serious repercussions.

In fact, the impact of a cyberattack can be worsened if the healthcare organisation in question does not have the appropriate security defences in place.

Every business or organisation is legally required to protect the personal data under their supervision, so data controllers can be held responsible if they breach this duty. We aim to help anyone who has fallen victim to a data breach to claim the compensation they deserve. This is not only to see justice done, but to also to make sure that organisations are dissuaded from acting carelessly again.

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Arup data breach caused by cybersecurity incident at payroll provider

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Current and former employees have recently been notified of the Arup data breach, after the company was reportedly made aware of a cybersecurity incident at its third-party payroll provider.

Following routine procedure, we understand that Arup has sent a data breach notification email to those affected, informing them of information that may have been compromised by the breach. Anyone paid by Arup via payroll over the past three years could potentially have been affected.

We believe that those affected by the Arup data breach may be eligible to recover compensation for any harm caused by the exposure of their private information. Data controllers have a legal obligation to protect the information in their possession. Where this duty is not upheld, companies can be liable to pay compensation amounts. If you have been contacted by Arup regarding your involvement in the Arup data breach, you can contact us to receive advice on your right to claim.

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Midlands News Association data breach

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A recent report by HoldtheFrontPage has revealed that the Midlands News Association has been hit by a data security incident. The incident allegedly allowed an unauthorised third party to access the private details of journalists hired by the regional newspaper company.

The company does not appear to have disclosed the number of affected victims, but it has been revealed that information relating to the journalists has reportedly already been published online. Whenever a data breach occurs, the data controller responsible for the breach could be liable to pay compensation. Those who had their data exposed from the Midlands News Association may, therefore, be eligible to make a claim on a No Win, No Fee basis.

If you have been informed that your data was affected, we are happy to offer free and no-obligation advice on your potential eligibility for a compensation claim.

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Customers reportedly told to keep quiet about Fat Face data breach

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Reports have recently emerged detailing the events of the Fat Face data breach, following the company’s decision to send out an email to affected customers. Victims were reportedly told to keep the information about the incident private.

The data breach itself is understood to have occurred in January, but it was not until the end of March that customers learned of the exposure of their information. Investigations by Fat Face has established that some systems were reportedly subjected to unauthorised access, affecting both customer and employee data. It has also been alleged that Fat Face paid a ransom to a cybercrime gang, though neither the company nor the ICO, the data protection regulator, appear to have confirmed this claim.

Those who have had their private information exposed in the Fat Face data breach may be able to recover compensation for the harm caused. Everyone has a right to adequate data protection. If companies fail in this duty, they can be liable to issue pay-outs to those affected.

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