In our regular monthly update, we share the latest news from Keller Postman UK.
Keller Postman UK was shortlisted at The Lawyer Awards 2023
In April 2023, we were pleased to announce that Keller Postman UK had been shortlisted for the ‘Litigation Boutique Firm of the Year’ category at The Lawyer Awards 2023.
The Lawyer Awards recognise the UK’s most exceptional legal talent for two decades and are among the most prestigious awards ceremonies in the British legal sector. We were delighted to have been identified as an outstanding performer in this category.
We launched a data breach group action against Cambian Group
In January 2023, Cambian Group, which is one of the largest children’s social care providers in the UK, discovered “unauthorised activity” on its computer systems.
Cambian is owned by CareTech. It operates a network of hospitals, schools, and homes for children and adults with learning disabilities, autism, and mental health conditions. Cambian currently looks after 2,100 children across the UK, and its services have a specific focus on individuals who present with high-severity needs. By the Bridge Fostering – part of the Cambian Group – is also affected by this data security incident.
In April, Keller Postman UK launched an investigation to find out how this data privacy breach was allowed to happen, and how the security incident affects those who use Cambian’s services.
Kingsley Hayes commented on TikTok’s ICO fine in the International Business Times and UK Tech News
Head of Data and Privacy Litigation, Kingsley Hayes, commented on how TikTok’s £12.7 million fine by the ICO represented a clear neglect to protect young children in the UK after unlawfully processing their data. Kingsley’s comments were published in the International Business Times, April 11 2023, here, and in UK Tech News, April 13 2023, here.
Associate Bill Singer commented in The Sunday Post on the extent of Arnold Clark’s data breach
Associate Bill Singer provided details on the extent of Arnold Clark’s data breach and the harm this has caused for many customers. Bill’s comments were published in The Sunday Post, 23rd April 2023, and can be read here.
We look forward to bringing you more news from across our business next month.