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According to the Information Commissioners’ Office (ICO), the number of reported data breaches from charities has doubled. In 2017/18 there were 148 data security incidents referred to ICO by charitable...
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According to damming new research by a leading think tank, the NHS saw nearly 10,000 documents either stolen or missing last year. The massive data breach affects 68 hospitals. According...
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Merry Christmas

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We would like to wish all our clients and followers a very Merry Christmas
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What is no-win, no-fee?

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Access to professional legal advice is a fundamental right. That’s why it’s important that everyone can afford to make a data breach or cybercrime compensation claim should they need to....
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Medical breaches hit the headlines

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The issue of medical data breaches has hit the news again due to the actions of two medical workers. Medical data breach due to inappropriate use of patient information In...
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Uber fined £385,000 for data breach

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Uber has been fined £385,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) after a hack at the company resulted in the theft of personal information of almost three million users and...
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Morrisons loses data breach appeal

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Supermarket Morrisons has lost its appeal following a breach at the company which resulted in thousands of its employees’ details being posted online. The case is the first data leak...
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Morrisons loses data breach challenge

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Supermarket Morrisons has lost its appeal following a breach at the company which resulted in thousands of its employees’ details being posted online. The case is the first data leak...
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Social news aggregation, web content rating and discussion website Reddit, has revealed that it was the victim of a data hack. In this case, a cybercriminal broke into some of...
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Major NHS data breach revealed

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It has been revealed that 150,000 patients have had their confidential data used without consent. The shocking breach comes just one month after the GDPR placed new data protection obligations...
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The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is set to fine Facebook £500,000 for data breaches. That is the maximum financial penalty possible and reflects the severity of the Facebook data breach...
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From today, Facebook will begin notifying the 87 million people whose personal information may have been improperly shared with Cambridge Analytica. If your data was leaked, you will receive a...
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Facebook Data Scandal

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Last week Mark Zuckerberg faced some hard questions about the Facebook data scandal – Here is a round up of what he said: https://newsroom.fb.com/news/2018/04/hard-questions-protecting-peoples-information/ Mark Zuckerberg about 2 weeks ago...
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What does Facebook know about you?

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You know that Facebook is embroiled in a massive privacy row. But among the news about what happened, who knew what, and what is still to be revealed, it’s important...
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Last week, a whistle-blower revealed how Facebook data was illegally harvested and used to influence the US Presidential election. The breach occurred after Cambridge Analytica targeted users with political messaging...
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Cambridge Analytica and Facebook.

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What could it mean for the UK? A whistle-blower has revealed how Facebook data was harvested to target American voters on behalf of Donald Trump’s election team. Speaking to journalists,...
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Facebook is facing accusations of data harvesting after it was revealed that an “unprecedented” infringement took place in 2014. Perhaps even more damaging, while Facebook found out about the breach...
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There has been a 9% increase in reported data security incidents over the last quarter. What’s more, there has been a 41% rise year-on-year. That’s according to the Information Commissioner’s...
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The recent judgment in the Morrisons data breach case concerning the vicariously liability of employers for the actions of employees involved in breaches of data is potentially highly significant for...
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Success Fees – FAQ’s

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What is a success fee? If your claim is successful (and that’s what we all want!), you usually have to make a contribution to your solicitor’s costs. This ‘success fee’...
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Cyber Defamation

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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...
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