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Losing control of your personal data can have a major impact on your life. A data breach can lead to everything from financial losses and reputational damage to emotional distress and identity theft. But with so many different companies now needing to store and process your personal data, it can be hard to avoid the...
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The NHS is one of the UK’s best-loved institutions – and for good reason. For 75 years, the NHS has been providing healthcare to millions of people across the UK. During that time, it has changed countless lives by offering free access to vital medical treatment. However, in order to deliver this world-beating level of...
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HNK Solicitors successfully obtained over £60,000 in damages and legal costs for a client in a case against the Metropolitan Police for false imprisonment and trespass to person. Our client had been unlawfully stopped and searched on the street as one officer claimed they suspected him of dealing drugs. However, there was no evidence to...
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In late October 2023, the British Library suffered a significant data breach that exposed employee and customer data, including potentially sensitive personal information. The breach was the result of a cyberattack by a group called Rhysida, who have rapidly emerged as one of the most prominent cybergangs in the world. The attack – which may...
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An Irish circuit court has awarded a factory worker 2,000 Euros in compensation after his employer used CCTV footage of him as part of a training video. Arkadiusz Kaminski claimed that the footage had been used without his permission, which constituted a breach of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Kaminski claimed that his colleagues...
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The prospect of having your personal information exposed in a data breach is a worrying one. The consequences of losing control of your data can be serious, ranging from identity fraud and financial losses to reputational damage. Thankfully, there are a number of regulations in place to help protect your personal data. These regulations –...
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Losing control of your personal data can be a deeply upsetting experience. Having your private information exposed against your will isn’t just a breach of your trust – it can also have a significant impact on your life, leading to financial losses, identity fraud, and mental distress. With this in mind, it’s important to be...
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It was recently reported that several data breaches have taken place that have put domestic abuse victims at risk as their locations were disclosed to their alleged abusers. The breaches occurred at organisations including a law firm, a housing association, an NHS trust, a police service, a government department and local councils. The Information Commissioners Office...
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HNK Solicitors successfully obtained £13,000 in damages and legal costs for a client against The Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police for false arrest and imprisonment, malicious prosecution, and trespass to person. Our client , who will be referred to as “C”, claimed that they were falsely arrested with no explanation as to why and were...
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Earlier this year, HNK Solicitors helped a client, who will be referred to as “Ms A” secure £11,000 for a Criminal Injuries Compensation claim. This was the highest possible reward that could be obtained from a case of this kind. In this case study, we’ll discuss the details of our client’s claim, how we helped...
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