UK government admits Windrush Generation data breach

The government has come clean over a data protection breach that took place when the Windrush compensation programme was initiated. The breach came about when the Home Office sent information to Windrush migrants, inadvertently exposing the recipients’ email addresses in the process. An investigation has now been launched into the problem, and the Information Commissioner’s […]

Ticketmaster hack leads to damages claim

Last summer’s hack on Ticketmaster has led to compensation seekers claiming damages of up to £5m from the ticket purchasing website. In June 2018, the company revealed that up to 40,000 of its UK customers had been effected by a security breach. Hayes Connor Solicitors explained that many of those impacted went on to experience […]

US: Georgia Tech hit by data breach

Georgia Institute of Technology has revealed it suffered a data breach after one of the college’s web apps exposed the information of 1.3 current students and alumni. Student application forms and employee data are also thought to have been caught up in the breach at the Atlanta-based institution. Having first been uncovered in March, Georgia […]