Over 20,000 details are at risk following police data breach

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The Metropolitan Police (the Met), Greater Manchester Police (GMP), and potentially other policing organisations on a national scale have been affected by a cyber security incident.

The security failure involves Digital ID, a company which makes warrant cards and identification badges. Following a ransomware attack at Digital ID, cybercriminals may have accessed a plethora of information about police officers.

According to one senior officer*, over 20,000 details – including police officers’ names and photos – are “potentially at risk”. This includes officer:

      • Names
      • Ranks
      • Photos
      • Vetting Levels
      • Pay Numbers
      • Warrant Numbers
      • Pass Numbers

Worryingly, we believe that some officers have also had their geolocation data breached.

The data breach is being treated as a ‘very serious event’.

We are investigating this incident and has launched a group action claim to help victims from the Metropolitan Police claim compensation for this security incident. We are unable to register officers from other forces at this time.  

What can you do if you are affected by the Digital ID data breach?

If you are an officer at the Met affected by this breach, register to join our action. 

We may be able to claim compensation for any distress or financial losses experienced because of this breach and we urge anyone affected to register with us.

If you have received notification of your involvement in this breach, please register below. There are no costs to join our claim as we are acting on a no-win, no-fee basis. 

What can you do if you are affected by the Digital ID data breach?

To ensure you do not fall victim to further attacks, if you are affected by the Digital ID police data breach you must be vigilant. This includes officers at the Met and GMP.  

Our data protection lawyers have seen victims of similar data breaches become the target of cybercriminals, with instances of phishing, fraud, and identity theft. Our data protection experts strongly advise anyone involved in this breach to be vigilant and take necessary precautions. 


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