Entries by Hayes Connor


Everything you need to know about making a Group Action Claim against Equifax

In September 2018, Equifax was fined £500,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office. The ICO’s investigation was carried out under the Data Protection Act 1998 rather than the current General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and the £500,000 fine is the maximum allowed under the previous legislation. The fine came after Equifax’s failure to fix a security […]


My data has been breached. What do I do?

At Hayes Connor Solicitors, we have considerable experience helping individuals whose data has been breached. Each case is different, but as a first step we ask if you have reported the data breach to the Information Commissioner’s Office (the ICO). The ICO is the body which undertakes investigations on behalf of individuals into suspected data […]

Success Fees – FAQ’s

WHAT ARE THEY? Success Fees are a mechanism by which a Solicitor will enter into an agreement with you for you to pay up to 25% of the damages you recover to that Solicitor in Costs. The Fee is only payable if the claim is successful and damages recovered. However, in some cases, your solicitor might […]


Cyber Defamation

Have you been the victim of Cyber defamation? You can contact us to see if you may have a claim for compensation. 1. What is expression and defamation? It is accepted in a democratic society that individuals have a right to express their own views and preferences. The Internet offers extensive potential for individuals and […]


First Massive Data Breach of 2017

Clients of Uber and Fitbit exposed A massive data breach has just been discovered by a web infrastructure company. Cloudflare, the company concerned, have exposed potentially millions of customers to the risk of their personal data being accessed by unscrupulous third parties. Examples of information which have been leaked by their failure to spot a […]