Employee Information Taken Following Eurocell Data Breach
Eurocell, a PVC-U manufacturer and distributor based in Derbyshire, have contacted current and former employees after suffering a cyber-attack that led to a substantial data breach.
The company sent out a letter to employees, explaining that an unauthorised third party was able to gain access to their systems following an IT security incident.
Eurocell have confirmed that the cyber-attack led to employee data being copied from its IT systems. The data that was exposed in the breach included:
- Employment terms and conditions
- Personal information (date of birth, next of kin, bank account and national insurance, tax-reference numbers)
- Right to work documentation
- Health and wellbeing related documents
- Learning and development records
- Disciplinary and grievance related documents
While Eurocell have claimed that there is ‘no evidence’ of this data being misused, there is no guarantee that this is the case, or will continue to remain the case in the future. There is a real concern the data will be exposed on the Dark Web.
Eurocell have noted that they have informed the Information Commissioner’s Office and the police about the incident.
If you believe that your personal data has been compromised in the Eurocell data breach, or you have received a letter from the company confirming that this is the case, you may be in a position to claim compensation.
Our team of data breach solicitors at Hayes Connor are ready to provide expert support and guidance on the claims process. To find out more about how you can make a data breach claim, please get in touch.
What to do if you are concerned about the Eurocell data breach
If your personal data was exposed in the Eurocell data breach, the company has a legal obligation to inform you that this is the case. If you are concerned that you have been affected by the data breach, but you have not been contacted, you should get in touch with them as soon as possible.
You should also be wary of receiving any unexpected communications, particularly if they appear to have come from someone claiming to represent Eurocell. These could be cleverly disguised ‘phishing’ attacks that are designed to extract further information from you.
There are various ways in which you can reduce the risk of cybercriminals using your personal data against you. To find out more, please read our helpful guide on what to do if your data has been stolen in a data breach.
If your data has been exposed in the Eurocell data breach, you may be eligible to claim compensation. This is something the team at Hayes Connor can help you with.
How Hayes Connor can help you claim compensation for the Eurocell data breach
Any company that holds your personal data has a legal obligation to keep it secure and out of the hands of any unauthorised third parties. Failing to do so could lead to further action being taken, with affected individuals potentially being in a position to claim compensation.
Hayes Connor has one of the largest teams of dedicated data breach specialists in the country. We have a wealth of combined expertise in handling these types of claims and are well placed to guide you through the steps you need to take to bring forward a claim.
We can discuss your personal situation at length, then explain whether you will be in a position to claim compensation, how much you could be entitled to if you were to bring forward a claim and how the general claims process works.
We understand just how stressful it can be to learn that you are the victim of a data breach. That is why we make sure to provide you with close personal support during the claims process, as well as making sure that everything remains as straightforward as possible.
You can find out more about our expertise and how we handle data breach claims here.
To start a claim, you can use our online claim form.
To speak to a member of our team about the Eurocell data breach, please do not hesitate to give us a call on 0151 363 5895.