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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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The Facebook/Cambridge Analytica scandal highlighted what can happen when we share our data online. In this case, a researcher garnered details on the likes and habits of Facebook users (without...
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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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