News & Updates

News & Updates

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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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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Bank scammers: what you’ve told us!

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Earlier this year, we shared one of our articles on Facebook. The post was called Has your bank warned you that you are being scammed? Watch out!’ And the responses...
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According to a statement on the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) website, an agreement has finally been reached between Facebook and the data protection regulator. This comes after Facebook was accused...
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Twitter bans all political ads

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Twitter has announced that it will ban all political ads. The move comes in advance of the next UK General Election, which is set to be held on 12 December....
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How to stay safe from cybercrime

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With cybercrime rarely out of the news, it’s only natural that people are worried. Here’s are some top tips to help keep you safe from cybercrime and hackers. Protect your...
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Don’t fall for this Thomas Cook scam!

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Cybercriminals are getting increasingly clever. And, at Hayes Connor, we regularly hear about the latest dangerous scams. Today we have been alerted to a new scam. One that is targeting...
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Lancaster University has become the latest organisation to suffer at the hands of cybercriminals after a “sophisticated and malicious phishing attack”. The university, which offers a GCHQ-accredited degree in security,...
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The government has published the results of the Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2019. This looks at how UK organisations approach cybersecurity, and the impact of breaches. Trends in cybersecurity in...
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Earlier this week, a leading security expert warned that data breaches are a now a “time bomb”. This is because too many companies are putting confidential customer information at risk....
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Last week, Google admitted giving hundreds of firms access to your Gmail inbox. Our data breach solicitors look at what happened, and what you can do to protect your data....
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In a serious breach of data protection laws, the Home Office has admitted that an administrative error has exposed the email addresses of hundreds of Windrush migrants. These recipients had...
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A number of leading banks have agreed to contribute to a fund for victims of push payment scams. Push payment scams happen when cybercriminals trick someone into sending them money...
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Our website is changing

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Our website is changing! At Hayes Connor, we want to reduce the number of data breaches taking place across the UK. As such, we are raising awareness of data privacy...
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According to the police, £34.6 million was reported stolen from UK victims of cybercrime between April and September 2018. That’s a whopping 24% increase on the previous six months. What...
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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 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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