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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.
You can contact our team for free, no-obligation legal advice to find out if we are able to proceed with a GDPR privacy compensation claim for you now. You could be eligible to recover thousands of pounds for any distress caused by the loss of control of your personal information.
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.
Although we may imagine many data breaches to occur as a result of external threats from hackers and cybercriminals, unfortunately, many arise within the affected organisations themselves. In fact, the mistakes of employees often account for failures in data protection, and human error council data breaches feature significantly among these accidental events.
The automation and regularity provided by computer systems and databases should allow little room for error in this day and age. Unfortunately, outdated operations and procedures that many companies still employ means that some mistakes slip through. The ignorance of what constitutes as good data protection practices can worsen the issues further.
If you have been a victim of negligence regarding data protection, you may be entitled to claim compensation for the damage that has been caused. Human error is not a viable excuse for data protection failures, so organisations must be held accountable for the broader data protection problems which these errors indicate.
We are working hard for victims of the Watford Community Housing data leak who have signed-up for our compensation action for justice, on a No Win, No Fee basis.
If you have yet to start a case and join the action, we recommend that you do so as soon as you can. Here is some brief guidance about the data breach and what you can claim for given the seriousness of the incident. We will also outline our No Win, No Fee commitments and what this means for the clients who benefit from it.
This was a serious leak of personal information, and the law is on your side when it comes to claiming compensation for what has happened.
You can be entitled to make a claim for compensation with us on a No Win, No Fee basis for a medical data leak incident.
These kinds of breaches can be common. In fact, one of the most common types of individual cases that we take forward involve medical information being misused or exposed, and this applies to several of the group and multi-party actions we’re involved with. You should never suffer in silence and victims should know that they have the right to seek justice when medical information is subject to a breach. We know from first-hand experience just how devastating the damage can be for people.
If this has happened to you, read on for more advice and information about what you can do and how we might be able to help you.
We’re taking compensation claims forward on a No Win, No Fee basis for victims of the Charing Cross Gender Identity Clinic email leak.
The GIC sent two separate emails to groups of around 900 individuals per email with information relating to an art competition. Unfortunately, instead of using proper mailing software, it appears that the clinic simply used the “CC” (carbon copy) function. This has resulted in recipients’ information – at least email addresses, and possibly names – being leaked to all other recipients of the email.
This isn’t the first time an email data leak of this nature has happened. We continue to fight for the rights of victims affected by the infamous 56 Dean Street Clinic leak which was a similar incident.
We can help you make a claim for compensation if you were a victim of the 2018 Well Pharmacy data breach incident.
Some 24,000 people were affected by the breach when an email had been sent out inadvertently contained an attachment. The attachment contained personal and potentially sensitive data about the thousands of victims affected.
Email data leaks are one of the more common types of data breach compensation claims we deal with. These kinds of incidents are entirely preventable and should never happen in the first place.
The Yahoo hacker sentenced to a five-year prison term is reportedly being forced to pay the value of his entire assets of $2,250,000.00 as a fine.
The 23-year-old with Canadian citizenship admitted to hacking some 11,000 accounts between 2010 and 2017, allegedly on behalf of Russian agents who tasked him with hacking specific targets of interest to them.
The Yahoo hacking and data breach scandals have been amongst the biggest in the history of the world, with billions of accounts reportedly compromised.
If a company sends an email that is intended for you, but it goes to someone else’s email address then this is a data protection breach if the blame is on the company.
If the company has mixed up email addresses and sent your correspondence to another customer, or perhaps they noted the incorrect email address when you provided it to them; these are the scenarios for breaches.
But, what about compensation claims in these kinds of scenarios?
If you’ve ever been left wondering just how the latest marketing company managed to get hold of your information, the reason can actually be very simple.
There are loads of companies out there who hold your data, and some may pass on or sell your data for profit; even when they’re not actually allowed to. Sometimes, it can be a lack of understanding as to how the data laws work, but most of the time it’s probably just a way of making easy money on the basis that they hope they won’t be caught.
But the UK’s data watchdog, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), is often on the case!
Firms behind a massive 44 million spam emails, 15 million nuisance calls and millions of spam texts have been fined by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).
The four companies at the centre of this mass tirade of nuisance marketing have been hit with fines totalling £600,000 by the UK’s data watchdog. The offending companies failed to have the proper agreement of their targets prior to contacting them, which is what landed them in trouble for their actions.
Vanquis Bank Limited reportedly instigated a campaign to promote and advertise its banking services by instructing a third party to send 870,749 spam text messages, and another 620,000 spam emails.
As recipients reportedly didn’t consent to receiving these types of messages, Vanquis were found in breach of the law and have been ordered to stop and pay a £75,000 fine.
Some 131 complaints about the texts were made to the 7726 spam reporting service.