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At Keller Lenkner UK, our expert data breach lawyers keep you up to date and informed with all the latest data breach and cybercrime news.

 
Labour Party Data Breach
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A quick guide to the Labour Party data breach

In November 2021, the Labour Party confessed to a membership database breach. In this quick guide, our expert data protection solicitors explain what happened, how members and former members are impacted, and what they should do to stay safe.

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Ardagh Data Breach

What do you need to know about the Ardagh data breach?

At Keller Lenkner UK, we have been contacted by many current and former Ardagh employees who want to make a compensation claim for the data privacy failure. If you are thinking about making an Ardagh data breach compensation claim, here’s what you need to know.

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GDPR Breach

More information comes to light on huge medical data breach. Are you affected?

In November 2021, medical organisations across the UK were compromised when document management company Stor-a-File experienced a cyberattack.
In total, 13 organisations were affected, six of which are healthcare-related, when Stor-a-File was hacked. After Stor-a-File reportedly rejected a ransom of £3 million in Bitcoin, the criminals exposed very private and sensitive medical information online on the dark web.

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Blackbaud Data Breach

A quick guide to the Blackbaud data breach

In May 2020, over 100 educational, charitable, and third-sector organisations had their customer, donor, and membership data stolen. The breach happened when Blackbaud – a firm that provides administration, fundraising, and financial management software – was targeted by cybercriminals in a devastating cyber-attack. The hackers demanded a ransom in exchange for deleting the data, which Blackbaud paid.

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  • Clearview AI Inc. May 26, 2022
    ICO orders facial recognition database company Clearview AI Inc £7.5m to delete all its UK data.
  • Clearview AI Inc. May 26, 2022
    ICO fines facial recognition database company Clearview AI Inc £7.5m and orders UK data to be deleted.
  • Reed Online Limited April 22, 2022
    Reed Online Limited fined £40,000 for breaching the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations.
  • Finance Giant Ltd April 13, 2022
    Between 1 and 30 November 2020 Finance Giant Ltd instigated the sending of a confirmed total of 505,759 unsolicited direct marketing messages that were received by subscribers contrary to regulation 22 of PECR.
  • Bizfella Limited April 8, 2022
    Between 15 November 2019 and 15 July 2020 Bizfella Limited instigated the sending of 224,550 unsolicited direct marketing SMS messages that were received by subscribers contrary to regulation 22 of PECR.
  • Bizfella Limited April 8, 2022
    Between 15 November 2019 and 15 July 2020 Bizfella Limited instigated the sending of 224,550 unsolicited direct marketing SMS messages that were received by subscribers contrary to regulation 22 of PECR. They have been issued with a penalty notice for £30 000.
  • H&L Business Consulting Limited March 31, 2022
    Between 20 January 2020 and 27 July 2020, H&L Business Consulting Limited instigated the sending of 451,705 unsolicited SMS messages for direct marketing purposes in contravention to regulation 22 of PECR.
  • H&L Business Consulting Limited MPN March 31, 2022
    Between 20 January 2020 and 27 July 2020, H&L Business Consulting Limited instigated the sending of 451,705 unsolicited SMS messages for direct marketing purposes in contravention to regulation 22 of PECR.
  • UK Platinum Home Care Services Limited March 16, 2022
    Between 4 March and 8 October 2020, UK Platinum Home Care Services Limited instigated the making of 412,556 unsolicited calls for direct marketing purposes in contravention of regulation 21 PECR. The company has been fined £110,000.