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You could be entitled to claim compensation for city council data leaks, and we may be able to represent you for a legal claim on a No Win, No Fee basis.
All organisations – including public sector ones – must adhere to the GDPR. Any failure to do so can leave them liable to settle a compensation claim for any distress that the victim has suffered from that has been caused by the loss of control of their personal information.
The SIXT data breach is understood to have stemmed from a cyberattack with those who have potentially been affected being notified about what has happened.
We have already started legal action having been contacted for help by concerned victims of this data breach, and we have agreed to work on a No Win, No Fee basis for them. If you have received confirmation that you have been affected by this incident, please do not hesitate to contact our team for free, no-obligation legal advice here now.
You could be entitled to claim compensation for identity theft and we, as Specialist Data Breach Lawyers, may be able to represent you for a case on a No Win, No Fee basis.
You could be entitled to claim compensation for any losses or expenses incurred, but you can also be eligible to claim just for any distress that you have suffered from as a result of what has happened.
You can speak to the team for free, no-obligation legal advice by completing a contact form below, or calling now on 0800 634 75 75.
If you have suffered information exposure or misuse arising from a Ministry of Defence data breach, you could be entitled to claim compensation now on a No Win, No Fee basis.
Any breach, leak or hack could entitle a victim to pursue a legal case, and most people claim for the personal impact that a data breach has had on them. In a case involving the MOD, the impact could be serious. The GDPR is there to protect us, so any breach of it can mean victims are entitled to justice.
We will also briefly look at the recent incident involving the Afghan Relocations and Assistance Policy (Arap) as a clear example of how serious an MOD data breach incident can be.
The latest developments in the recently discovered Stor-A-File cyberattack are concerning. After the company refused to pay a ransom demand issued by the hackers behind the attack, what has been described as tens of thousands of files have now reportedly been dumped on the dark web.
It is understood that Store-A-File refused to meet the demands of the ransom, which was reportedly set at £3m in Bitcoin, on the advice of authorities. Unfortunately, the hackers appear to have followed through on their threats and have now exposed information caught up in the data breach on the dark web. It could now be exploited by criminals, and victims will need to remain incredibly vigilant.
We recently reported on the Lister Fertility Clinic data breach as one of the organisations that were caught up in the Stor-A-File cyberattack. Some 1,700 patients had reportedly been corresponded with to advise of their potential involvement in the breach as a company using Stor-A-File for scanning services. It is thought that some 13 organisations may be affected in all, and these are understood to include the NHS, GP surgeries, local councils, and some private sector companies including law firms and accountants.
A part of the wider Accellion cyberattack, Steris has reportedly fallen prey to a breach of private information. The Steris data breach first came to public attention in early 2021, but the incident itself is understood to have occurred as a result of a cyberattack reported in late December 2020.
Steris is a US company engaged in the supply of sterilisation services and surgical equipment in the healthcare sector. It is also far from the only company to be involved in the Accellion cybersecurity incident, which reportedly affected many business customers that use Accellion’s FTA (File Transfer Appliance).
Businesses don’t operate in a vacuum – with so many companies outsourcing to other companies for different products and services, business operations are commonly interlinked. As a result, businesses have to be able to rely on each other from a data protection perspective. In the case of Accellion, it seems that the company could not be trusted to maintain cybersecurity.
The Lister Fertility Clinic data breach has resulted in the personal information of what may be around 1,700 patients at risk of exposure following a cyberattack.
The attack itself actually hit a third-party supplier, but it is feared that information caught up in the data breach may include personal and sensitive medical records and information. Correspondence is being sent out to affected victims, and those who are affected may be eligible to pursue a claim for data breach compensation.
For eligible clients that place their claim with us, we are able to offer No Win, No Fee legal representation.
At the start of the month, it came to light that a potentially major Labour Party data breach was taking place, reportedly involving a third party suffering from a cyberattack.
Although it is understood that Labour’s own systems were not breached or directly affected by the cyberattack, a third party that stores and processes information for members on behalf of the Party was hit by what was reported to be a ransomware attack. It is thought that the hackers were not targeting Labour directly and appear to have financial motivations behind the attack.
The Labour Party notified members of the data breach and warned them to be wary of being contacted for scams, which could occur via email, text or from calls. We have taken on cases for those affected, so contact the team for help and advice now.
A Sky Vegas promotion email has reportedly been sent out on a mass and blanket basis, meaning it has also reached those who had elected to self-exclude from gambling.
Typically, those self-excluding from gambling are doing so to combat serious addictions that can cost people their livelihoods when they are unable to stop gambling. The self-exclusion toolkits that services have themselves, as well as those through GamStop, are specifically designed to protect those who are vulnerable to problems from addiction. We would not expect a gambling company to send promotions to those who are self-excluding, and the impact of receiving such material could be substantial.
Our legal team has assessed the facts of what we know so far, and we consider that we are able to offer No Win, No Fee legal representation for eligible clients.
The importance of our work in fighting for the rights of data breach victims is highlighted with the annual passing of Cybersecurity month 2021.
It is not just about what has happened, what can be better, and how we can improve the overall landscape of data protection matters. It is also about recognising that real people have suffered injustice and distress when their personal and private information has been exposed or misused. And this is important to recognise.
As specialist Data Breach Lawyers, our job is to support those affected by such incidents and make sure that they can access some form of justice for what they have had to go through. This is why we can offer No Win, No Fee legal support to victims now.
The recently reported Twitch data leak is understood to have exposed the earnings information for streamers, whose data is now said to be circulating on pay-out lists on the internet.
Earnings and pay-out information for the streamers affected is personal data that they should be allowed to have full control over. The fact that it has now been exposed means that those affected could be eligible to pursue a claim for data breach compensation. For anyone eligible for a legal case, we are able to offer No Win, No Fee arrangements.
Read on for more advice and information, and please do not hesitate to contact the team for free, no-obligation help now.
From an outside perspective, litigation can seem like a complex and confusing process, and we know that many of our clients are not so familiar with group actions until they join one. A group action is simply a form of legal action in which claims of a similar nature can be handled together. Due to the wide-reaching nature of some cybersecurity incidents, data breach group action claims are increasing in number in the UK.
As specialist Data Breach Lawyers, we pride ourselves on making the process of claiming as straightforward and stress-free as possible for our clients. Joining a group action may seem like a daunting prospect, given the potentially huge scale of the litigation, but we are here to guide you through each step of the process.
You can contact our team today to receive free, no-obligation advice on your potential claim, and we offer No Win, No Fee representation for our clients.