Entries by Hayes Connor Solicitors

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The latest High Court decision has made it easier for victims of the OnePlus data breach

In 2019, OnePlus emailed its customers to let them know that a data breach caused by an unauthorised third-party had put their personal information at risk. According to OnePlus, names, contact details, email addresses and shipping addresses were exposed in the data hack. People expect big companies to put enough security processes in place to […]

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Dixons Carphone Warehouse fined half a million pounds for huge data breach

In summer 2018, Dixons Carphone Warehouse (DSG Retail Limited) admitted that millions of its customers had their details exposed in a massive data breach. Hackers got access to 14 million personal data records. This compromised dates of birth, addresses and phone numbers Dixons Carphone also discovered a separate attempt which compromised the records of 5.9 […]

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Why is the Ticketmaster data hack investigation taking so long?

At Hayes Connor, we have issued a claim against ticketing giant Ticketmaster following its 2018 data breach. But even though the privacy failure took place 18 months ago, we still have some way to go before compensation can be issued to victims. But why is the Ticketmaster data breach investigation taking so long? Ticketmaster is […]

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What is the Yahoo Representative Action?

In 2014, a Russian state-sponsored cyber-attack resulted in personal data being stolen from over 500 million Yahoo user accounts worldwide. Despite evidence that the firm knew about the hack soon after it happened, the data breach wasn’t reported until September 2016. Following its inquiry into the breach, the ICO (the UK’s data protection regulator) found […]

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1,000 New Year Honours recipients suffer a data breach

While most of us were enjoying a well-earned break, the home addresses of 1,000 people were posted online. In this case, the impact of the data breach could have far-reaching repercussions as those affected included high-profile individuals such as Sir Elton John and Olivia Newton-John. Politicians (including former Tory leader Iain Duncan Smith) and serving […]

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Making a data breach claim

As the UK’s leading data breach law firm, we understand that making a claim for compensation can be daunting. So, we’ve made the process of making a data breach claim as quick and easy as possible. To make sure you are fully informed before starting, here’s some information on who can claim, what making a […]