The Royal Mail had to take down its Click & Drop service on the 1st of November after a data breach resulted in customers being able to see other users’ information. At 1 pm, customers began to report seeing details of people’s orders, customer’s details, and business’s order history. The Royal Mail attributed the leak to a...Read More
If you are stopped by the police and searched, the officers are required by law to follow a particular set of rules and observe your rights. If they fail to do so, the search is unlawful, and you could be entitled to compensation. Becoming aware of your police stop and search rights can potentially protect...Read More
A Merseyside police officer was left no choice but to resign after he accidentally recorded himself shouting racist abuse at his TV during a news segment featuring a black person. The disgraced former officer sent the incriminating voice note to a fellow police officer who he was texting with at the time over WhatsApp. The...Read More
At HNK Solicitors, we have a highly specialised and committed team dedicated to pursuing civil actions against the police. We have handled hundreds of claims against the police and successfully helped innocent victims reach settlements in a variety of cases, including unlawful arrests, illegal stop and searches and misconduct incidents. In June 2019, a client...Read More
Public officials, such as government ministers and police officers, are legally obliged to use their position of authority for good. If instead, they opt to abuse their position of power and cause harm or loss to a third party, they can be found guilty of misfeasance in public office. Naturally, it can be very intimidating to...Read More
Inadequate vetting has allowed thousands of potentially dangerous officers to serve in police forces across England and Wales, a watchdog has found. People with criminal records — including serious crime, strong family links to organised crime, and substantial, undischarged debt, were hired as police officers. Furthermore, staff were allowed to transfer between forces despite a...Read More
Former Met police officer Bradley Francis was jailed earlier this month after stealing £1500 from a station safe. Francis received a ten-month sentence for taking the money and was ordered to pay £1500 in compensation. He took the cash from Stoke Newington’s police station in East London back in April in order to pay off credit card...Read More
Updated 15th August 2023: New information added around a second data breach by Suffolk and Norfolk Police forces. Suffolk police force has suffered two data breaches in under a year, affecting the personal data of victims and witnesses. The first Suffolk Police data breach occurred in November 2022, when it was discovered that Suffolk Police...Read More
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