Robust cybersecurity is front of stage again as news of two attempted cyber attacks on Labour were exposed. The party has claimed that no personal data has been breached in what has been described as “large scale and sophisticated” attacks.
It was recently reported that NHS Digital had launched a campaign which seeks to raise awareness and change the behaviours of staff in relation to data protection. The Keep IT Confidential Cyber Workforce Campaign aims to educate and encourage staff to take cyber hygiene as seriously as regularly washing their hands in a bid to […]
Hayes Connor featured on this week’s GDPR podcast with news of our client’s successful data breach claim against his local NHS Trust after it shared confidential details from his medical records without consent (listen from 11 minutes, 13 seconds). The podcast also features news of the team’s landmark representative action against Equifax worth an estimated […]
Kingsley Hayes featured on thebusinessdesk.com with news that Hayes Connor had issued a claim worth an estimated £100,000 million against Equifax in the High Court on behalf of all affected individuals. The landmark legal action is the first time that a law firm has issued a representative data breach claim which could see the Court […]
North West based data breach and cybersecurity specialist Hayes Connor Solicitors is the first in the UK to serve a representative data breach claim in the High Court. The action could see Equifax ordered to pay up to £100 million in compensation to its estimated 15 million UK customers affected by its 2017 data breach. […]
Southern Health NHS Trust has admitted failing in its data protection obligations following an incident which involved a member of its staff accessing and sharing details of a patient’s confidential medical records without consent. The breach took place in 2016 but was only discovered more than two years later following a Right of Access information […]
We were pleased to secure £1,500 for our client after he discovered that his local NHS Trust had breached his data protection rights. His confidential medical files were accessed and information shared with a third party without his knowledge or consent.
Liverpool Business News featured news of Hayes Connor’s £multi-million data breach claim against British Airways following its 2018 data breach. Affected individuals have a 15 month window to join the group litigation for compensation.
In an increasingly digitised era, more and more of our personal information is stored, processed and shared online. Kingsley Hayes advises on simple tips to help prevent cyber-attacks and maintain robust data protection in Today’s Legal Cyber Risk.