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In August 2019, over 750 annual benefit statements were sent to the wrong postal addresses. These statements were for police officers of Sussex Police.
Equiniti, a company that provides support, communications and technology platforms to help manage company pensions, was responsible for distributing these statements.
The personal details of victims of crime in Greater Manchester have been put online by mistake.
The data breach affects victims of sexual abuse, witnesses and people reporting crime. According to the Force, no informant details were breached.
Thousands of people are thought to be affected.
The Maze ransomware group attacked the computer systems of Hammersmith Medicines Research (HMR) – a company which performs early clinical trials of drugs and vaccines. The criminal group had previously promised not to attack medical organisations during the coronavirus outbreak.
A document management firm used by UK medical clinics and hospitals has experienced a cyberattack. As a result of the hack, thousands of people have had their confidential medical data breached and posted online. In total, 13 organisations have been affected, six of which are healthcare related.
The National Trust has issued a data breach alert after a cyberattack on cloud computing company Blackbaud. Blackbaud provides software to the National Trust. The National Trust confirmed that data about its volunteering and fundraising communities has been compromised. Its 5.6 million members are not though to be at risk.
While each case is judged on its own merits, there are some things we would typically look for when it comes to when claiming compensation following a data breach, cybercrime or other GDPR violation:
With stolen data, cybercriminals can make purchases using your bank and credit cards, apply for credit in your name, set up fraudulent bank accounts and access your existing online accounts.
GDPR failures, cybercrime and data breaches can have a significant impact on you, both mentally and physically. They can cause or exacerbate anxiety, stress and other psychological conditions.
The ICO (the UK’s data protection regulator) describes special category data as “personal data that needs more protection because it is sensitive”.