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Greater Manchester Police data breach could lead to Group Action

Data Breach Compensation

The recently revealed Greater Manchester Police data breach that may have affected thousands of victims of serious crime could lead to a Group Action Compensation Case.

The serious data leak, revealed in an exclusive story from ManchesterMill.Co.Uk, is based on information sourced from an anonymous whistleblower. According to the reports, a test database was accessible online without a password on the website for a third-party IT contractor.

It is unknown if the database was accessed, but the information involved in the incident is understood to have included the names and addresses for victims of serious crime. It is also understood to have included information for witnesses and informants.

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Medical product compensation claims

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We have a huge amount of experience when it comes to representing people for medical product compensation claims on a No Win, No Fee basis.

If you have been harmed and have suffered injury and loss as a result of a medical product, you could be entitled to bring a legal case for damages. These kinds of claims can be hard to succeed with, so it is important that you get the right legal representatives, and experience is key.

It is often the case that you have a fight on your hands when you are taking on huge multinational corporations that manufacture medical devices. We can be your voice for justice to make sure that you receive some form of justice for what you have had to go through.

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The Gatwick drone incident raises legal questions

British Airways data breach compensation

The Gatwick drone incident that has brought one of the UK’s biggest airports to a complete standstill this week raises big legal questions.

We’ve written before about the use of smart technology and how it can be dangerous. Although the Gatwick drones appear to be high-tech and are being used as part of what appears to be a deliberate ploy, everyday drones can be dangerous. It’s those drones that can be easily bought online or on the high street that raise the legal questions as well.

If something happens, where’s the liability? Where’s the insurance? What do we need to do to ensure people are protected?

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Stagecoach self-drive buses to be tested

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Stagecoach self-drive buses are to be tested in depots, marking a potential shift toward self-driving technology on UK roads.

Currently, self-drive vehicles are not yet fully legal for road-use, but the government plans to have them on pubic roads as soon as possible. We have the likes of Tesla testing their self-drive technology right now, despite there being a number of accidents (and fatalities) so far that are linked to self-drive technology.

We remain incredibly concerned about these hastening developments.

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Apple allegedly concealed iPhone battery issues

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Apple allegedly concealed iPhone battery issues, according to court papers filed in a group action lawsuit against the tech-giant.

It’s alleged that Apple failed – or neglected – to inform owners that there was a fault with the iPhone 6 model battery, and that it could be resolved with a new battery as opposed to a new handset.

With the likes of Samsung being sued for exploding batteries, and Apple having already admitted that older handsets slowdown with software updates, this latest battery scandal is one in a long line of issues people seem to be having with today’s modern mobile technology.

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Are 3D printed medical devices and implants the way forward?

Medical devices and implants have come on leaps and bounds in recent years, but we often see a lot of compensation claims arising out from them as well. One issue with medical devices and implants is that they can be difficult to customise to different patients, but the issue could potentially be resolved with new 3D printing technology.

It’s early days, but 3D printed medical devices and implants are being used to help patients.

Is this new technology they the way forward to seeing a better world of safer implants and devices that can be made quickly and effectively?
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We now know Apple are slowing down batteries to “prolong lifespan” and “prevent sudden shutdown” – but, is this acceptable?

apple battery controversy

When Apple admitted that their updated software is slowing down older models, many were outraged. The frequency of new models being released is far too much for some; especially when the cost of a new model can easily set you back a lot of money and equate to more than £100 a month.

For a phone!

So, is Apple’s explanation that they introduced the feature for the iPhone 6 and later models to protect problems occurring with batteries acceptable?
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Student sues Amazon after phone charger ignites in his pocket

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A customer has reportedly sued online-retail giant Amazon after a portable phone charger purchased from their website apparently burst into flames in his pocket.

The student suffered first, second and third degree burns in the incident.

The University student alleged that he was out playing pool when he borrowed the portable external charger from his friend to charge his own phone. He connected the charger to his phone before pocketing it. His lawsuit explains that the charger overheated and then “spontaneously ignited” inside his trouser pocket.
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10,200 refurbished batteries for Samsung Galaxy Note 4 recalled over risks of overheating

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Only a year after its Galaxy Note 7 was hastily recalled after numerous reports of explosions, refurbished Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4’s are also seeing similar issues.

Some 10,200 Galaxy Note 4’s devices were refurbished and distributed between December 2016 and April 2017. However, it has since been discovered that some of the refurbished devices contain counterfeit batteries and may overheat, posing risks of burning users or apparently even spontaneously combusting.

Samsung has announced that “FedEx Supply chain is conducting this recall of non-genuine Samsung batteries as some of them are counterfeit.”
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Apple faces lawsuit for allegedly “breaking” FaceTime on older iPhone models continues…

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A lawsuit is being brought against the giant corporation, Apple Inc, for allegedly disabling FaceTime video conferencing apps on their older model iPhones. Some suggest Apple are doing this to force customers to upgrade to more expensive and newer models.

Apple attempted to get the lawsuit dismissed, but reportedly failed.

A Judge in the case ruled that customers who own the iPhone 4 and 4S models can join a class action for Apple’s alleged behaviour. Users claim that Apple has no right to discontinue a feature purely on older generation models.
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