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If your debit or credit card is hacked, you could be entitled to make a claim for compensation with our team on a No Win, No Fee basis.
Whether you can claim or not can depend on how the hack has taken place. If your payment card information has been compromised due to a data breach, you may have a case against the organisation where the data was stolen from. They have an important legal duty to look after your personal information, and if they fail to do so, they can be liable for a legal case.
We represent a lot of clients for these types of claims. We understand the distress that can be caused, as well as the need to recover lost money. You’re not alone, and we can help you.
An inquiry from the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee has called for greater Facebook regulation to shift the power from the corporations to the people.
Recommendations include an independent regulator that could be responsible for enforcing an ethical code of conduct that all tech firms must adhere to. They could also be handed powers to bring legal proceedings for breaches and enforce new rules for tech firms to prevent and remove disinformation, false news and harmful content.
The inquiry was launched off the back of the Cambridge Analytica scandal and also focuses on the misuse of personal data as well.
The Mumsnet data breach is said to have affected dozens of accounts after a software change resulted in the exposure of some users’ personal information.
Users who logged into their account during the breach period may have been able to see the account information for other users, and vice-versa. Mumsnet has reported themselves to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) and has reversed the software alteration and logged all users out of their accounts.
Software changes that lead to data breach are not uncommon. Some of the data breach compensation claims we represent people for have stemmed from this type of breach. Victims of such data breaches may be able to take legal action.
The leak of hundreds of millions of email addresses and passwords – known as Collection #1 – is a stark and alarming wake-up call.
The 87gb file that was published contained data that’s said to have been gleaned from a number of different hacks and attacks over several years. It serves as a monumental wake-up call for those who are guilty of reusing the same login credentials across different platforms, and for those who haven’t changed their passwords for years and / or use rubbish passwords.
Criminals have the technology to use data from these hacks to systematically target accounts with very little effort. People are in imminent danger.
It’s understood that business data breach headlines are still being ignored by business leaders, despite the monumental costs and consequences they can have.
Although the research and studies bring about all sorts of facts and figures, another recent worrying one indicated that only around a third of businesses are properly investing in new software to protect themselves against the increasing risks of hacks and business data breaches.
With huge names suffering massive losses as a result of big breaches, this number really isn’t reflective of a proper desire to protect the data they hold.
Recent security research has revealed that financial data breach uncertainties remain a concern, with worrying figures in 2017 over breaches and protection.
It’s thought that as many as 70% of financial organisations may have suffered a data breach, with many simply unable to confirm for definite whether they have or haven’t, and whether the breach was related to an unauthorised third-party access event.
The growth of open banking is said to be a huge factor as financial organisations no longer have a closed door on their systems and servers with customers being able to access and manage their finances online.
The rapidly growing market for the Internet of things and the data security for such devices is an issue that must be addressed sooner rather than later.
Today, we have doorbells, boilers, TVs and even children’s toys that have joined the list of smart devices, not long after the smart mobile industry paved the way.
Home security cameras are also increasingly popular these days, and while we use such products for the purposes of security and convenience, what about data security? Is the data security of the Internet of things being left behind?
Giant online retailer Amazon has introduced its brand new service to stop thieves stealing your parcels from your doorstep: Amazon Key. Instead of leaving your parcel outside, Amazon wants to open your front door to drop off your parcel.
Does this sound like a good idea to you? Technology today can do almost anything, so surely something like this is just another step towards a brighter, more innovative future?
I don’t know about you, but it sounds rather risky to me…
Amazon recently launched their Amazon Web Service (AWS) – a completely separate arm to their huge retail business. The ever-expanding company has been hugely successful, primarily by embracing the modern method of online retail.
The AWS is marketed at all businesses and organisations: large, small, and even start-ups. Its services include database storage, analytics and management services, and they pride themselves on providing ‘flexibility, scalability and reliability’. The seemingly impressive service has already attracted many high profile companies and organisations including British Gas; Just Eat; Channel 4 and Trainline.