Breaches

Unite Email Data Breach – October 2020

In October 2020, Unite sent out an email containing the personal data of CITB employers to a database of 140 people. This personal data...

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Babylon Health Data Breach – June 2020

On the 9th June 2020, GP video consultation app, Babylon Health, admitted that a software error had lead to video recordings of patients’ consultations...

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Studio.co.uk Data Breach – April 2020

We’ve recently had enquiries from customers of the online catalogue company, Studio.co.uk contact us following concerns that their account had been hacked, resulting in...

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Watford Community Housing Trust Data Breach – March 2020

Watford Community Housing Trust sent an email to several thousand people with an attachment which contained the personal details of 3545 people. The message...

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Virgin Media Data Breach – March 2020

Updated 18/03/2020: Virgin Media are now sending text messages in addition to emails to customers affected by this data breach. If you’ve received a...

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Three UK Mobile Data Breach – November 2019

Mobile telecommunications provider, Three UK, are once more at the centre of a data breach scandal. On the 29th October 2019, customers of the...

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Data Protection Breach Compensation

Any person living in the EU who has suffered as a result of a data protection breach may be due compensation, this guide offers...

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Data Protection Breaches Examples

What is a Data Protection Breach? A data protection breach is a breach of security which has led to the personal data of an...

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Data Protection Breach Fines – July 2019

After months of investigations the ICO have come down hard on two international organisations who have been deemed not to have taken the necessary...

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Lancaster University data breach – July 2019

Lancaster University has announced that it was recently the subject of a ‘sophisticated and malicious’ cyber-attack, compromising a ‘small number of current students’ and...

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Data protection breaches can comprise a number of scenarios where an organisation fails to protect the personal data of individuals that they have been made responsible of.

Personal data is defined by the ICO as:

“any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (‘data subject’)… such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person”.

In the fast-moving technological climate that we live in, criminals’ techniques are growing more sophisticated, which makes the protection of personal data a top priority for companies who have been entrusted with such information.

A data protection breach can come as the result of a cyber attack from a criminal organisation, but it can also come as a result of an error made by a data controller or processor. GDPR related breaches are now becoming much more common, those include personal data being uploaded to a public forum and mass-email send outs including personal data.

If you’ve been affected by one of the above breaches, or something similar, then please get in touch via the contact form below or our LiveChat.