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Our data breach investigation goes deeper, as we share the sector specific data breach statistics from office workers across the UK, starting with the technology sector. You may remember our...
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A significant data breach has been reported at Manchester Enterprise Academy, where several pupils’ COVID-19 results were inadvertently sent to the wrong parents. Hayes Connor received a report from a...
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In October 2020, we reported the data breach involving Hackney Council where, at the time, there were few details regarding the exact nature and extent of the incident. Since then,...
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Total Fitness Data Breach

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The fitness group Total Fitness have revealed to their members that they recently experienced a sophisticated data breach. In an email sent to members on 19 February, Total Fitness confirmed...
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January Data Breach Roundup

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January has been another busy month in the world of data breaches, with more breaches happening all the time and lots of interesting news around data protection and data breaches...
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Peter says that the cyber-attacks on his company are relentless. “We see tens of different hacking attacks every single week. It is never ending.” A senior computer network manager for...
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Cybersecurity Insight Jam 2020

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Cybersecurity and data breaches are closely connected. Without good cybersecurity practices, data breaches are all but inevitable. And, as our recent research shows, a huge number of companies are falling...
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Somerset Council email data breach

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A number of people who have tested positive for COVID-19 have had their identities shared without their consent following an error by Somerset Council. The Director of Public Health for...
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Data Breach Statistics 2020

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Data breaches happen all the time – whether due to human error, such as sending an email containing sensitive data to the wrong person, or due to malicious activity, such...
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The 10 Biggest Data Breaches Ever

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Data breaches happen every day, with the vast majority being simple cases of human error that only affect a small number of people (such as where someone emails sensitive data...
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What is a Data Breach?

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You’ve probably heard the words ‘data breach’, but what exactly does this mean? The year 2020 has, quite possibly, been one of the craziest and most terrifying to date. We...
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The public sector handles a wide range of our sensitive information. It needs this data to deliver the services we have all come to expect. But, as our world becomes...
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Human error, poor business processes and cybercrime are causing data breaches across the UK. And, if you have been the victim of a privacy violation, you must take urgent steps...
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When it comes to data breaches, we know that the impact can be serious and long-lasting. Because, every day, our solicitors help people with data breaches that have had a...
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At Hayes Connor Solicitors, we think it’s imperative that everyone is super vigilant to protect against data breaches and cybercrime during the coronavirus pandemic. In particular, our expert data breach...
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Following a data breach, many people become anxious and upset. Both about the breach of privacy and the possible consequences. Depending on the type of breach, there can be worries...
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According to Action Fraud, criminals are exploiting the COVID-19 pandemic to defraud innocent people. And, in March 2020, coronavirus-related fraud reports increased by 400%. At Hayes Connor, we join Action...
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Following warnings from the police that “individuals may be taking advantage of the vulnerable by posing as door-to-door coronavirus testers in order to gain access to people’s properties”, Hayes Connor...
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A woman has prosecuted for accessing social care records without authorisation. Michelle Shipsey, a former social services support officer at Dorset County Council, accessed the records of four people she...
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Making a data breach claim

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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...
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Merry Christmas

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A very Merry Christmas to all our Clients, Staff and Followers! Thank you for your support this year!
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