Last week, it was announced that Cumbria police had a data breach that occurred through human error. At data -breach.com, we will provide further information about the breach, including how it happened, what personal data was affected and the steps Cumbria police have taken to address the incident.
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We also discuss the legislation in place to protect your personal data and the responsibilities certain parties have with regard to the processing of personal data, i.e. the handling and storage.
Furthermore, we look at the steps that could be taken if you are affected by a personal data breach, including when you could potentially be eligible to make a data breach compensation claim.
Finally, we look at how a No Win No Fee solicitor, with experience handling data breach claims, could assist you.
Last week, Cumbria police admitted to accidentally publishing the personal data of more than 2,000 employees. Although the breach originally happened in March, it was not made known to the public previously. It involved data being published online through human error.
If you have been affected by the Cumbria police data breach, please contact an advisor to discuss the next steps you could potentially take.
The types of personal data, which is any information that can be used to identify you, included in the Cumbria police data breach include:
It affected 1,304 police officers, 756 staff members and 52 police community support officers, including those in covert and sensitive roles.
If you have evidence that your personal data was compromised in the breach, and this caused you harm, contact an advisor to discuss the action you could potentially take.
In order to have valid grounds to make a claim following a breach of your personal data, you must be able to prove:
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After becoming aware of the breach, the information was removed and all affected persons were contacted and informed that the impact of the breach was low and measures had been put in place to address the breach and ensure it didn’t happen again.
Additionally, the incident was reported to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the independent body responsible for upholding the rights of data subjects. The ICO has since assessed that no further action was required.
There are several steps that those affected by a data breach could take, including:
For further guidance on the Cumbria police data breach, and the potential steps you could take if your personal data was affected and this led to you experiencing financial or emotional damage, call our team. To get in touch, you can:
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