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ICO - Data Security Incident Trends

16 Sep 2020

The ICO have recently published details of data security incidents on their website. The figures show that the vast majority of data breaches related to cyber security incidents, hacks and cyber-attacks, followed closely by sending information to an incorrect recipient by email or post. The lower…

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Mishandling of Subject Access Requests - Civil Claims on The Rise

02 Sep 2020

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has been in force for over 2 years now, but it would appear that many organisations are still coming to terms with the new Regulation and the impact it can have on their day to day practice, not least the colossal increase in volume of subject access…

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easyJet Hit With Highly Sophisticated Cyber Attack

19 May 2020

British Budget Airline Giant easyJet, has been the recent victim of a shocking data breach. A company investigation recently discovered the email addresses and travel details of around nine million customers have been accessed in the cyber- attack, acquiring the credit card details of more than 2,000…

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Morrisons Rogue Employee Data Breach Ruling Overturned

03 Apr 2020

In 2017 the High Court found that Morrisons were liable under the old Data Protection Regulations when an employee copied the personal data, including payroll data, of a large number of employees onto a USB stick. Took it home and uploaded it to a publicly-accessible file-sharing website. He was…

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Morrisons are not Liable for Actions of a Rogue Employee

01 Apr 2020

The Supreme Court has today ruled in favour of Morrisons Supermarkets in relation to a large data breach claim, brought by a group of employees whose personal information had been posted online by a disgruntled employee. Data Breach Claim The employee, Andrew Skelton, was a member of Morrisons…

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Covid-19 Update

18 Mar 2020

At Forbes Solicitors, we are keen to reassure clients that we have robust business continuity measures in place to protect and maintain service levels so we can continue to support our clients. The health and welfare of our colleagues and clients is paramount. We will continue to monitor the most…

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Virgin Media Data Breach - Have you received an email?

06 Mar 2020

A Virgin Media database containing the personal details of 900,000 people was left accessible online for 10 months.* Virgin Media has confirmed that the database has now been shut down but has admitted that the information was accessed "on at least one occasion" by an unknown user. They…

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Loqbox: Have you Received an Email?

02 Mar 2020

Loqbox Savings Limited, who help people build up their credit score and save money on credit cards, loans and mortgages, has suffered a cyber-attack on their computer system on 20th February 2020. Although Loqbox reports that immediate steps were taken to protect their system, it still resulted in…

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New Years Honours Data Leak

07 Jan 2020

The Government are likely to face a number of claims for compensation following the leak of personal data into the public domain after 1,097 work and home addresses were published online, including those of celebrities, politicians, diplomats and senior police officers*. The General Data Protection…

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