What’s been happening in May 2023?


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In our regular monthly update, we share the latest news from our firm.

We launched three new data breach group actions

Lagan Specialist Contracting Group (SCG)

In February 2023, Lagan SCG – a Belfast headquartered construction business – experienced a data breach following a cyberattack.  A significant amount of sensitive and confidential employee data was compromised because of the hack and later found on the dark web.  

In May, we launched a group action to find out how this data privacy breach was allowed to happen, and how the security incident affects Lagan SCG employees.

Capita data breaches

In March 2023, Capita experienced a ransomware cyber-attack. Following the security incident, criminals exfiltrated some data from Capita’s servers. Over half a million UK pension holders could be affected by this data security incident.  

The second data breach involves benefits data which was uncovered on publicly accessible “unsafe storage” provided by Capita. This data security incident is believed to affect several local authorities including councils in Colchester, Coventry, Derby, Adur and Worthing, Rochford, and South Staffordshire.  

Our cyber experts are investigating these breaches to find out what happened, which pension plans and local authorities are involved, and how the breaches affect victims. 

Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft LLP

New York-founded law firm Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft experienced a cyberattack leading to a data breach. And, according to a proposed class action in the US, the firm is at fault for exposing personal data. 

In the US, victims of this breach are being urged to join the class action and claim compensation. It is thought that more than 93,000 people could have had their personal data compromised in this attack. 

As Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft is a large international law firm, we would urge UK-based clients affected by this breach to sign with us, as we look to launch a no-win, no-fee group action compensation claim in England & Wales.

We shared more information about the Cambian data breach

Last month, our data breach team launched a group action to support victims of the  Cambian Group data breach.  Cambian is one of the largest children’s social care providers in the UK. 

In May, we revealed that stolen information about foster parents had been found on the dark web because of this breach.  

Our data breach team commented on the European Court of Justice’s GDPR compensation threshold ruling

We discussed the implications of the European Court of Justice’s recent refusal to set a minimum threshold for data protection compensation claimsOur comments were published in The Register, in Law360 and in Legal Futures. 

We prepared for the London Legal Walk

In May, we were excited to share that several of our London team would be participating in this year’s London Legal Walk. 
Organised by the London Legal Support Trust, which raises funds for free legal services in London and the South East, we’re looking forward to a fun activity, whilst helping a great cause! Last year, 12K people participated in the Legal Walk, and we’re thrilled to be a part of it this year. 
We’d be hugely grateful for any support – whether it’s a donation, sharing our fundraising page, or spreading the word about the Legal Walk. 
Together, we can make a difference and support access to justice for those in need. 
Thank you for your support! 

We look forward to bringing you more news from across our business next month.  

In February 2024, our firm changed its name from Keller Postman UK to KP Law.

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