Entries by Hayes Connor Solicitors


What do you need to know about the Bounty pregnancy club personal data breach?

In what is being called an “unprecedented” data breach case, the Bounty pregnancy club has been fined £400,000 after it illegally shared the personal information of more than 14 million people. What happened in the Bounty pregnancy club data breach case? Bounty is a pregnancy and parenting support club. It provides free samples, vouchers and […]


Out of office. Think before you do

With human error the leading cause of data breaches, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has produced a handy toolkit to help businesses communicate the importance of information security to staff. At Hayes Connor, we’re sharing some of the tips included in this toolkit to raise awareness of the importance of this issue, and to help […]


Government admits Windrush data breach

In a serious breach of data protection laws, the Home Office has admitted that an administrative error has exposed the email addresses of hundreds of Windrush migrants. These recipients had all signed up to be kept informed about the Windrush compensation scheme which was launched last week. Immigration Minister Caroline Nokes has apologised for the […]

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TeamSport Indoor Karting data breach reveals personal & financial information of former employees

Indoor go-karting company TeamSport, which operates racing circuits across the UK, has suffered a significant data breach. As with the majority of cases, it looks like this privacy violation was caused by human error and/or poor processes rather than cybercrime. In a letter to former employees, the company states that a file was released in […]