Web hosting firm 123-reg accidentally deleted an unspecified number of its customers' websites. The company, which hosts 1.7m sites in the UK, said an error made during maintenance "effectively deleted" what was on some of its servers. The recovered data that has been reinstated by the firm is in some cases over 7 months old, leaving firms to piece together or rebuild websites completely at their own cost.
Many customers believe that 123-reg has been grossly negligent in not having appropriate backups. They have offered just 6 months of free of hosting to affected customers and we think that customers should be entitled to much more.
Are you a UK Facebook user who suspects they may have had their personal data misused by Facebook? If your personal information has been shared with third parties without your knowledge or consent, it is likely you will have a claim for financial compensation, breaches of data protection law, the misuse of your private information and breach of confidence. You may have received a notification from Facebook informing you that your personal information has been shared with a third party through the “This is your Digital Life” App. Or, if you have not yet received a notification, you can find out by checking eligibility to join the case.
From the early 2000s to present day, prior and current Cahoot customers (Cahoot is now owned by Santander) saw their personal loan interest rates increased in some cases from as little as 6.9% to 22%. This forced some people into financial hardship while generating more profits for Santander. We think this isn't fair, and that while Santander have paid interest refunds to a small number of customers, everyone who has been unfairly treated should receive a refund of the excessive interest they have paid. We're starting an action to gather together the people affected, who have not previously received a refund.
Google receives hundreds of thousands of ‘requests to be forgotten’ from individuals wishing to protect their privacy. Only 5% of requests are from people with criminal convictions, politicians and high-profile public figures with more than 95% of requests coming from ordinary members of the public. Data has been released showing that only approximately a third of the requests are processed and actioned resulting in the removal of the information from Google’s results. Have you had an illness that has been disclosed online for all to see? Has someone unwittingly put your personal information on the internet where anyone can view it? Are past aspects of your personal life still displaying on the internet? If you have completed requests for this information to be removed from Google’s search results and they have either not responded, not replied in a timely fashion or have denied your request, we may be able to help with removal of the information and obtain compensation on a no-win no-fee basis.