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Recording the wrong information could result in the misuse or exposure of personal information which could then allow a victim to pursue compensation on a No Win, No Fee basis.
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The recent Birmingham City Council data breach has caused the exposure of private residents’ information, allegedly including details relating to vulnerable children (although this has reportedly been disputed).
As is the case in many council data breaches, the incident appears to have occurred as a result of human error, when staff mistakenly uploaded private information to a public access website. According to the council, the data was swiftly taken down, but the time for which it was uploaded may have been long enough to make the information accessible to unauthorised third parties.
In cases such as this, it may appear that little harm has been done, but all data breach incidents can be capable of causing significant distress for the victims. We trust local authorities like Birmingham City Council to safeguard our data. When they fail in this duty, they can be liable to compensate the victims for the harm caused.
It’s understood that disciplinary action has taken place in a number of cases for the misuse of police computer systems in England and Wales.
There have been cases where staff have reportedly accessed the Police National Computer and other databases to look at information with authority or reason. In many cases, staff have looked at information about friends, family, neighbours and colleagues. In more serious cases, data may have reportedly been passed to criminals.
This is serious and incredibly worrying. It’s important that any victims of the police misusing their computer systems know their rights.
The recent prosecution over the Nuneaton and Bedworth Council data breach incident shows just how much power employees can have, and the damage that it can do.
Although access to data for many is essential, this incident showed how data can be blatantly misused for personal gain. If you haven’t heard about this one, you may be shocked to learn what happened.
In short, a former council employee accessed data and shared it with his partner who had applied for a job at the local authority. She was awarded the position, although the contract has since been terminated. The employee has also resigned and been ordered to pay costs and fees of over £1,400.00.
According to reports and investigations, Amazon data breach incidents are being caused by employees taking bribes for information.
The news of the bribes comes at quite a sensitive time for the online marketplace platform. Amazon remains embroiled in issues over inferior and dangers products being sold after it opened its platform to a wider world audience.
News of the Amazon data breach scandals is also among the issues over paid-for fake reviews. The issue of employee bribes for selling data is a particularly worrying issue.
We have a legal action under way for NHS Digital data breach compensation because of the 150,000 patients whose opt-out instructions were not honoured.
The patients, who had all registered for a “type 2 Opt-out” of their data being shared for things like auditing, could be entitled to claim for data breach compensation as part of our action. As a result of a coding error in the software used by GPs to record their instructions to op-out resulting in the objections not being recorded and shared properly the patients have had their private and sensitive medical information passed on.
If you have been affected by the issue and you want to claim, we can help.
Greater restrictions are set to be in place for the international transfer of data when the new GDPR comes into force next month. Current legislation already imposes restrictions and caveats on data transferred outside the EU, but the new changes are set to ensure that the additional protection GDPR allows for is not undermined outside of Europe.
In an increasingly globalised society, it’s easy for data to be fired around the world in a matter of seconds, but data moved outside of the UK cannot be allowed to be more vulnerable.