The published records, according to Hammersmith Medicines Research, were from several volunteers with surnames beginning with D, G, I or J. HMR, however, acknowledges that even if your details were not among those released, criminals could still have your information. If you have taken part in a trial at Hammersmith Medicines Research in the past 20 years, it is possible you could have been affected. If you are afraid that your details have been disclosed, you should email HMR at DataProtection@hmrlondon.com.
Following the data breach, HMR sent an email to those affected on 6th April. The email states that the information was released online during 21-23 March 2020. It also reassures victims that the data has been taken down since the release. If you concerned that your details may have been breached, you should check your emails for an email from Hammersmith Medicines Research. If you have not received an email from HMR, but are still concerned your data has been breached, you should check your spam folder.
If you have received this email, you have likely been affected. If so, contact HNK today and we can pursue a claim for you on a no-win, no-fee basis.
HNK Solicitors have a team of expert data protection solicitors with many years of experience dealing with data breach claims. We have been successful in obtaining compensation for clients who have been affected by data breaches against a wide variety of defendants based in England and other countries across the world. Under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), you have the right to claim compensation for any inconvenience, distress, or monetary loss you have suffered as a result of your data being breached.
You have the legal right to have your personal information kept private, and any companies that do not comply with data protection laws should be held to account. If you have been affected by the Hammersmith Medicines Research data breach, contact HNK Solicitors for a free no-obligation consultation. Our experts will be able to offer advice on pursuing a claim against Hammersmith Medicines Research, and we may be able to mount a group litigation case against the trust to get those affected the compensation they deserve.