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GDPR Breach

Mermaids fined £25,000 for data breach

Mermaids UK, a charity that supports transgender children and young people, has been fined £25,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) for failing to keep the personal data of its users secure.

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Business & Retail

Why didn’t EasyJet offer all victims compensation for its data breach?

In 2020, EasyJet admitted that the personal details of nine million customers and the financial data of over 2,000 passengers were accessed in a sophisticated cyber-attack. At that time, the airline made it clear that it did not want to offer compensation to the vast majority of victims.
This is an all too familiar story following a data breach. But, despite rumours that EasyJet might have offered a settlement to those at “significant financial risk”, we advised those victims to think very carefully before accepting any such offer should it be made. Here’s why…

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Hammersmith Medicines Research

Can you make a medical data breach claim?

Our healthcare sector does a fantastic job, often under incredibly challenging circumstances. But data privacy is constantly being treated as an after-thought. No one wants to sue the NHS, or indeed any healthcare business, but sometimes making a claim is the only way to force improvements in patient security. It is also worth mentioning that the NHS is insured against compensation claims.

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Education & Employer

Do you have a data breach claim against a school?

Nobody wants to sue their child’s school, but sometimes, making a claim is the only way to force security improvements. So, if you or a member of your family has experienced a school, college, or university data protection breach, you have the right to claim compensation.

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Group Actions

Did Hammersmith Medicines Research breach your data?

Many former HMR volunteers still do not know that their personal data was involved in this privacy violation. In fact, despite HMR contacting some of those affected, of those who have contacted Keller Lenkner UK about the breach, approximately 60% have not received any confirmation of involvement from HMR. So, your data could have been stolen in the HMR data breach and not know it.

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  • Mermaids July 8, 2021
    The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has fined transgender charity Mermaids £25,000 for failing to keep the personal data of its users secure.
  • Brazier Consulting Services Ltd July 1, 2021
    The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has fined Leeds-based Brazier Consulting Services Ltd (BCS) £200,000 for making more than 11 million unlawful claims management calls.
  • Brazier Consulting Services Ltd July 1, 2021
    The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has fined Leeds-based Brazier Consulting Services Ltd (BCS) £200,000 for making more than 11 million unlawful claims management calls.
  • Emailmovers Limited June 25, 2021
    Emailmovers Limited has failed to comply with its obligation to process data fairly, lawfully and transparently under Article 5(1)(a) of the UK GDPR.
  • ColourCoat Limited June 23, 2021
    There have been multiple breaches of Regulations 21 and 24 of PECR by ColourCoat Limited arising from its activities over an eight month period and this led to a substantial number of unsolicited direct marketing calls being made.
  • ColourCoat Limited June 23, 2021
    T here have been multiple breaches of Regulations 21 and 24 of PECR by ColourCoat Limited arising from its activities over an eight month period and this led to a substantial number of unsolicited direct marketing calls being made.  
  • Global One 2015 June 15, 2021
    Between 24 April 2020 and 23 May 2020 Global One instigated a total of 573,000 unsolicited direct marketing messages, resulting in total of 548 complaints. They have been fined £10,000.
  • Papa John’s (GB) Limited June 15, 2021
    Papa John’s (GB) Limited has been fined £10,000 for sending 168,022 nuisance marketing messages to its customers.
  • Solarwave Limited EN June 8, 2021
    Solarwave of Grays, Essex, has been fined £100,000 for making 73,217 unsolicited marketing calls about solar panel maintenance between January and October 2020. These were made to people who were registered with the Telephone Preference Service (TPS) list and who should not have received them.