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Action Fraud is being scrapped

Action Fraud, the UK’s national reporting centre for fraud and cybercrime, is being scrapped. The gateway between the police and those hit by financial crime, Action Fraud has received thousands of complaints.

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Business & Retail

Amazon fined £636 million for GDPR breach

Amazon is facing a fine of £636 million for breaching the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The huge fine is being issued by Luxembourg’s data protection regulator. It is the biggest GDPR penalty issued to date and is more than double every other GDPR fine combined.

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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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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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  • 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.