Month: August 2021

Guntrader data breach

data breach

Hackers have reportedly accessed thousands of personal records held by Guntrader.uk recently, a website that provides a marketplace for the buying and selling of guns. The Guntrader data breach has brought up serious concerns about the dangers of sensitive information exposure, with the authorities cautioning customers about the potential risks of gun theft.

While the ownership of firearms is kept under control by strict rules and regulations here in the UK, there are still legitimate retailers that provide for the legal circulations of guns. However, the risk of a data breach like the one at Guntrader is that it could reveal intelligence that facilitates illegitimate gun ownership.

With the stakes so high, it is vital that sites like Guntrader keep their private information under tight security. If it emerges that Guntrader failed to protect personal information in accordance with legal requirements, it could be held accountable for a breach of data protection law, meaning that those affected by the incident could be entitled to claim compensation.

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West Midlands Police data breaches

police data breach

It has been three years since a number of West Midlands Police data breaches of 2016 were first reported, but we believe that they still provide a key example of the damage that can be done when officers fail in their data protection duties. In 2017, it was reported that police officers in the West Midlands branch were reportedly responsible for a total of 24 data breaches in the previous year.

The figure is significant when it is considered how easily such breaches could have been avoided. The majority were caused by human error, which can generally be avoided with more caution and rigorous data protection practices.

As a data controller, the police force holds perhaps one of the most sensitive stores of information in the UK. From criminal records to victims’ details, it is vital that this information is kept secure, or there can be profound harmful consequences. If you have been adversely impacted by a police data breach, you may be eligible to claim compensation on a No Win, No Fee basis.

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Shurgard data breach compensation claims

email data breach

Three years ago, the Shurgard data breach came to light, and we were soon contacted by those affected for advice about the incident. It was reported that employees within the company had fallen victim to data exposure after a needless but incredibly harmful email mistake was made by one of their member of staff.

Everyone has a right to feel safe and secure in their workplace, particularly where data protection is concerned. In fact, UK data protection law sets out the key principles that data controllers must abide by to protect the information they store and process. Where companies fail to keep data secure due to their own negligence, they may be in breach of the law.

If this is the case, victims of data breaches could be eligible to make compensation claims. We have been helping those affected by data security incidents to recover damages for several years, and we want to ensure that victims of the Shurgard data breach can also access the justice that they deserve. And we can offer No Win, No Fee agreements to eligible clients.

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Typeform data breach claim

hackers

It is now three years since Typeform suffered a data breach, in which the survey company was hit by hackers. On 27th June 2018, the company identified the issue, which they said had allowed the hackers to steal customer information from a “partial backup” set. Those affected by the incident may still be able to make a Typeform data breach claim, and we can still offer No Win, No Fee legal representation.

As specialists in data breach claims, we stand up for victims who have had their data exposed or compromised by third-party organisations. It can be distressing for anyone to learn that their private information may have become vulnerable to misuse, which is why it is vital to assert your legal rights in the event of a data breach.

If Typeform is found to have failed to protect customer data, those affected by the data breach could be eligible to recover compensation. Anyone who was notified of their involvement in the Typeform data breach can contact us for free, no-obligation advice on their potential claim.

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Ticketmaster data group action

Ticketmaster data breach compensation

Three years ago, it was reported that Ticketmaster had suffered a significant data breach to its website, affecting the private information of many customers. In fact, it is believed that the personal and payment details of as many as nine million customers were made vulnerable to theft by hackers. Our Ticketmaster data group action is still running to help as many victims as possible to claim compensation on a No Win, No Fee basis.

If a data controller fails to protect the information in its possession, this can constitute a breach of data protection law. In the case of Ticketmaster, we believe that poor cybersecurity, for which Ticketmaster was ultimately responsible, was at the root of the mass data exposure. We are, therefore, fighting to see that the company is held accountable for any negligence.

Those who were affected by the Ticketmaster data breach still have a chance to claim, but time is running out. We do not want you to miss out on your chance to recover compensation, so contact us to receive free, no-obligation advice if you think you may have a claim to make.

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