120,000 police officers could have a PFEW data breach claim

Current and former police officers could be owed significant compensation following a data breach at the Police Federation of England and Wales (PFEW). We are working on a no-win, no-fee basis to ensure officers have access to the absolute best data breach lawyers without worrying about legal fees, and our case is growing day-by-day.

We are already helping a significant number of Federation members, and it is not too late to join our action. Around 120,000 officers could have a PFEW data breach claim and we are making sure that they do not miss out on the compensation they deserve.

The PFEW has kept its members in the dark about the data breach

In 2019, cybercriminals potentially accessed the personal information of around 120,000 police officers. The criminals staged a ransomware attack to gain control of several databases and servers and the PFEW lost control of its members’ data as it was locked out of its own systems. The result was a massive data breach. Officers at all levels were affected, including constables, sergeants, inspectors, and chief inspectors. 

The PFEW failed to notify everyone affected by the attack ‘without undue delay,’ as it is legally obliged to do. Instead, it took almost two weeks to inform the affected police officers. This left members vulnerable for longer than was necessary as they were not given the opportunity to implement security measures. 

Furthermore, despite this incident happening years ago, the PFEW still hasn’t admitted why criminals were able to access its systems. In our experience, it is unlikely that hackers would have gained control if sufficient and acceptable security measures had been in place.

Why use our data protection solicitors to claim PFEW data breach compensation?

Our data breach team includes some of the most skilled litigation lawyers in England and Wales. 

We have the experience, diligence and means to fight our clients’ corner and win, and we are never afraid of a fight.  

Ready to take on the large, deep-pocket organisations that other law firms shy away from, we would encourage anyone involved in the PFEW data violation to talk to our specialists and benefit from an experienced firm that has the proven track record to hold these well-funded organisations to account for their failures. 

Those affected by the PFEW data breach should have been informed. However, if you suspect your data was compromised, and you have not been told that your information was breached, you can contact our data protection experts for help. Any members who wish to invite friends and colleagues to join this action can do so when signing up. 

In March 2024, our firm changed its name to KP Law. 

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