Entries by Hayes Connor Solicitors

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Head teacher fined for data protection breach after obtaining personal information about schoolchildren

A former headteacher has been fined. This comes after he took personal information about schoolchildren from his old school to his new one. The breach took place at two primary schools where he had worked previously. The violation revealed “large volumes of sensitive personal data” from his previous schools on his new school’s system. What […]

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Pensioners’ confidential information breached after printing error at Waltham Forest Council

Human error is the leading cause of privacy violations. And, a mistake at Waltham Forest Council has resulted in thousands of pensioners having their confidential information breached. This grievous error happened when a “printing error” produced P60 forms which included the confidential information of two different people. Worryingly, this mistake wasn’t spotted. So, pensioners received […]

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Worried about the latest Talk Talk data breach revelations? Here’s what you should do

BBC Watchdog Live has revealed that TalkTalk failed to inform 4,545 customers that their personal information was stolen as part of a 2015 data breach. This includes their bank account info. These customers may now have a data breach compensation claim. To make matters worse, researchers for the programme have discovered the following info online […]

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An essential guide to staying safe online

Today, most of use the internet to help make our day-to-day lives better. But despite its benefits, the more information we put online, the more likely it is that something will go wrong. In response, TITAN, the North West Regional Organised Crime Unit has created a handy guide about staying safe online. The guide has […]

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Data breach help & support

Most of us use the internet to help make our day-to-day lives better. But despite its benefits, the more information we put online, the more likely it is that something will go wrong. At Hayes Connor, our expert solicitors deal with a significant number of data breach cases every day. During our work, we see […]