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Breach November 10, 2021 Lloyd V Google Supreme Court Decision – What does it mean for data breach claims?

The long-awaited Supreme Court decision in the case of Lloyd v Google has now been published, but what does it mean for the future of data breach cases and your right to compensation when a breach occurs? Lloyd v Google involved a claim by Richard Lloyd who issued proceedings in 2017 on behalf of himself …

Breach October 18, 2021 GDPR breach examples and fines

With 2022 marking four years since General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force, we take a closer look at what a GDPR breach looks like and the wider impact of a breach. Recognising a GDPR breach According to CSO, a leading global cyber attack think tank, ‘regulators are getting much more serious’ about their …

Breach September 20, 2021 How much is a data breach fine?

After a data breach takes place, you might wonder how the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) determine how much to fine those at fault? This post will explore what the ICO considers when deciding on the cost of a data breach fine, and how you can receive data breach compensation for any damages or distress How …

Breach August 10, 2021 Classic Football Shirts data breach

In July 2021, retro sportswear firm, Classic Football Shirts, announced that their data had been accessed following a cyber-security attack. In a statement the company said that customers had received an email which was part of a ‘phishing’ scam and that customer data relating to historic orders had been compromised. The scam email, which claimed …

Breach July 20, 2021 ICO report shows highest number of data breaches within health sector

A report from the Information Commissioner’s Office has revealed that the highest percentage of personal data breaches was within the health sector for the period April – June 2021. The latest data shows that the ICO received a total of 607 Health sector breaches within Q1 of 21/22. Of this total, 499 relate to non-cyber …

Breach June 22, 2021 How to prevent cybercriminals using synonyms in an email phishing attack

As part of a new data claim advice thought leadership blog series, our IT Skills Developer, Louise Valentine shines a light on email phishing attacks in use by cybercriminals right now. How cybercriminals are using synonyms in email phishing attacks If you use a trustworthy email account, most have security filters that scan incoming emails …

Breach June 10, 2021 Advice to Furniture Village customers following recent cyber attack

After it was announced that Furniture Village, a British online interior decorating retailer, fell victim to a recent cyber attack, Data Breach Claims Solicitor, Paul Cahill discusses what next for the retailer’s customers and how we can support those impacted. Furniture Village, who label themselves as the UK’s largest independent furniture retailer, are responding to …

Breach May 11, 2021 Personal data breaches up close: how you can be affected and where you can turn for support

In this post our data claims legal support team will explore personal data breaches at a glance and highlight the immediate to long-term impact a breach can have on you and those close to you. What is a breach of personal data? To be precise, a personal data breach means that your personal information (anything …

Breach April 20, 2021 Sensitive data breach settled for £4,000
The Incident Following a positive HIV test, our client started attending a clinic for treatment that they knew an ex-partner attended. Our client understandably wished for attendance at the clinic to remain private. As such, it was requested that they were not given any appointments at the same time. As a result of our client’s ...
Breach January 11, 2021 Has your business suffered a cyber attack? Here’s how you can come away unscathed

Following an unprecedented cyber attack on sporting giant Manchester United, Data Breach Claims Solicitor, Paul Cahill outlines some key advice for any business wanting to minimise further reputational damage In November 2020, Manchester United’s inhouse computer systems were hacked. At that time, the club were reporting they were not aware ‘of any breach of fans’ …