Have you suffered as a result of a data breach? You may be due compensation

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Slightly reminiscent of the “have you had an accident at work that wasn’t your fault” campaigns of injury lawyers, a law firm in Widnes has filed a lawsuit against Ticketmaster in relation to a security breach it suffered on the Live Nation website last year. Hayes Connor Solicitors are asking for anyone affected by the …

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£145k fine for data sharing process failings

ICO fine council for gang matrix breach

In April 2019 the ICO issued a fine for £145,000 to the London Borough of Newham for unlawfully disclosing personal data of more than 200 individuals who were featured on the Metropolitan Polices “Gang Matrix” intelligence database. The data in redacted and unredacted forms were shared with 44 recipients including external organisations and voluntary agencies. It’s …

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What the Morrison’s case tells us about data breach liability

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This week the supermarket Morrisons lost its case at the Court of Appeal over the 2017 judgement that it has “vicarious liability” over a data breach in 2014. The data breach was caused by a disgruntled employee who leaked employee’s payroll information on the internet back in 2014. The employee in question is now serving …

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