Last month, a number of conveyancing firms trading under the Simplify group were subject of a ‘security incident’, which is now the subject of a criminal investigation.
This recent news is a stark reminder to organisations processing individuals’ personal or sensitive data to ensure they take steps to avoid a breach of security. Failure to do so can have a devastating outcome, with criminal sanctions and civil remedies potentially arising as a result.
Conveyancing nightmare continues weeks after 'security incident'
Conveyancing woes are continuing for some home buyers and sellers more than a month after an IT systems failure paralysed some of the largest conveyancing practices in the UK, the Gazette has been told.
Premier Property Lawyers, JS Law, DC Law and Advantage Property Lawyers, which are part of the Simplify group, were the subject of a security incident late on 7 November. The incident is the subject of a criminal investigation.