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Education & Employer

A complete guide to claiming PFEW data breach compensation

Are you, or have you recently been, a police officer in England & Wales? If so, you could be owned significant data breach compensation following a 2019 Police Federation of England and Wales (PFEW) data breach. In this handy guide, our data protection experts set out everything you need to know about making a PFEW data breach compensation claim.

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Group Actions

Who can make a Labour Party data breach claim?

The data breach affects more than just Labour party members. Since the hack, many people have taken to social media, including Twitter, to ask why their data was held by the party. In particular, many former members have received notification that their data has been compromised, despite leaving the party, sometimes years ago.

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Business & Retail

What do we know about the Simplify conveyancing security breach?

On 7 November 2021, Simplify Group, a company that provides conveyancing services to several leading agencies, experienced a ‘major security breach’. Simplify was forced to take down many of its online systems after the incident- thought to be a cyber-attack. As a result, sellers and buyers across the UK were left in conveyancing chaos as they could not proceed or complete their transactions.

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GDPR Breach

Ways to get data breach compensation and justice

Did you know that there are different ways to seek justice after a data breach? Our expert solicitors look at the various means you can use to make a compensation claim and hold the guilty party to account following a data privacy violation.

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How important is Googles’ Supreme Court appeal win?

A data protection case against Google (Lloyd vs Google) has resulted in disappointing news for individuals and their data privacy rights. The legal action, which relates to events that took place nearly a decade ago, could impact some current data breach actions. However, the decision might not be as challenging for data breach victims as some might think.

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Business & Retail

Footballers take legal action over the use of their GDPR protected data

Hundreds of footballers have started legal action over the misuse of their performance data. The players are seeking compensation as their personal information has been sold without their consent. They believe that they should be compensated for the use of their information so far, and receive an annual fee for any future use.

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  • Cabinet Office December 2, 2021
    The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has fined the Cabinet Office £500,000 for disclosing postal addresses of the 2020 New Year Honours recipients online.
  • EB Associates December 1, 2021
    Between 11 January 2019 and 30 September 2019 there were 107,003 unsolicited direct marketing calls made to subscribers in relation to occupational pension schemes or personal pension schemes, with those calls being instigated by EB Associates Group Limited when it did not hold valid consent.
  • EB Associates December 1, 2021
    Between 11 January 2019 and 30 September 2019 there were 107,003 unsolicited direct marketing calls made to subscribers in relation to occupational pension schemes or personal pension schemes, with those calls being instigated by EB Associates Group Limited when it did not hold valid consent.
  • Unite the Union October 24, 2021
    There were multiple breaches of regulation 21 by Unite the Union arising from the organisation’s activities over a twelve-month period, resulting in 57,665 unsolicited direct marketing calls to subscribers who were registered with the TPS.  These 57,665 unsolicited calls led to a total of 27 complaints being made to the Commissioner over the period of […]
  • HIV Scotland October 22, 2021
    Scottish charity fined for contraventions of Articles 5(1)(f), 32(1) and 32(2) of the UK GDPR.
  • Your Home Improvements Ltd September 22, 2021
    Your Home Improvements Ltd have been fined for making 1,718 unsolicited calls for direct marketing purposes to people who were registered with the Telephone Preference Service (TPS). This resulted in 4 complaints being made to the TPS and the Commissioner.
  • Your Home Improvements Ltd September 22, 2021
    Your Home Improvements Ltd made 1,718 unsolicited calls for direct marketing purposes to people who were registered with the Telephone Preference Service (TPS). This resulted in 4 complaints being made to the TPS and the Commissioner.
  • We Buy Any Car Limited September 15, 2021
    The ICO has fined We Buy Any Car Limited £200,000. It sent 191.4 million marketing emails and 3.6 million marketing SMS messages to individuals without fully satisfying the requirements of the soft opt in, resulting in 42 complaints to the Commissioner, over a period of twelve months. 
  • Saga Services Limited September 15, 2021
    The ICO has fined Saga Services Ltd £150,000 for sending  messages containing direct marketing material, for which subscribers had not provided valid consent.