Are victims of the Equifax data breach being looked after properly? Some data suggests they’re not, and with an estimated 700,000 UK victims of the breach, Equifax must do as much as they can to ensure they look after the victims.
We are representing a large group of individuals who were affected by the breach, so if you are looking for advice about making a claim, we can help.
With personal and sensitive data compromised in a data breach, it’s imperative that victims are properly looked after by the organisation responsible for the breach. Are Equifax doing enough in this case?
Recent research has indicated that perhaps as many as half of the people affected by the Equifax data breach have not checked their credit reports since the breach was publicised. Victims of the breach are being asked to be as vigilant as possible, and you can argue that there is a responsibility on the victims to make sure they are vigilant and regularly check their credit.
Should Equifax do more?
Is it enough to simply advise a victim that they have been breached and then strongly suggest they keep an eye on their credit? What more could they do to protect victims?
Whichever way you look at it, victims of the data breach clearly need more help and guidance… If as many as 50% of the Equifax breach victims are not taking the steps necessary to protect themselves then either they’re not receiving or understanding instructions on how to protect themselves after the breach.
The Equifax data breach problem may never go away
Unfortunately, when it comes to financial data and personal information that is compromised in a breach, the problem exists forever. Once the data has been compromised, there is no real way of “getting it back” unless the criminals who stole the data agree to destroy it completely and never use it; which is highly unlikely.
Once data has been breached, the issue is practically a permanent one.
Importantly, the Equifax data breach was entirely preventable. It happened because Equifax failed to patch a known security vulnerability, and then their systems failed to detect the ongoing weakness. In our view, liability is inescapable. If anyone suffers any financial loss as a result of the breach, there may be a clear claim for compensation to make.
Can victims of the Equifax data breach claim compensation?
Yes, they can.
Our Data Leak Lawyers are already on the case and are already representing a large group of victims of the breach whose data was compromised in the avoidable attack. We are offering our services on a No Win, No Fee basis.
If you are a victim of the Equifax data breach, or know a friend or family member who has been affected, then you can contact our team for confidential advice and help now by calling us free from a landline or mobile on 0800 634 75 75.
IMPORTANT: advice on this page is intended to be up-to-date for the 'first published date'.
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