Here’s what you need to know about the BA data breach class action that was formed last month that we have been appointed to the Steering Committee for.
This is set to be the first major class action since GDPR came into force last May. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) set their intention to fine British Airways a staggering £183m as a result of the 2018 cyberattacks. Although the airline is understood to be appealing this decision, the fine itself is not intended to be used for compensation, which is where we come in.
Here’s what you need to know about the formal group action for compensation that we’re a part of.
About the BA data breach class action
The BA data breach class action was given the go ahead by Mr Justice Warby in a key hearing that took place on 4th October 2019.
Prior to the hearing, the lawyers representing BA had initially wanted a short cut-off date which we had warned could lead to hundreds of thousands of people missing out on their chance to claim. Thankfully, a much better cut-off date has been approved and people can sign-up via our BA Group Action website here now.
By order of the High Court of Justice in London, we were also appointed to the Steering Committee that is conducting the litigation as well. This means that we remain at the forefront of this monumental and ground-breaking class action for justice.
What do you need to do?
Once you’ve confirmed that you’re eligible, you can sign-up and join the fight for compensation on a No Win, No Fee basis right away.
As a firm of lawyers who specialise in data breach cases and group actions compensation, we have the resources and insurance in place to protect our clients right now. This is vital for when you join group action of this nature, with this particular action being one of the over 25 other data breach actions we’re also involved with.
Once you’re signed up, we can keep you updated and make sure that all the information and evidence we need for your case is ready.
Warning about who to instruct
It’s totally up to you when it comes to who you want to represent you for your case in the BA data breach class action.
That being said, there are some things that are worth considering.
Firstly, we think it’s best to instruct a firm who has been doing this kind off a work for many years, and is involved in many other actions like we are. That kind of experience can be vital, as can having a law firm who is used to be on a Steering Committee.
Being at the forefront of the BA Group Action in particular is also key. When speaking to a firm, ask them if they attended the big hearing in October, and what their position in the action is. Our view is that it’s best to be with a firm at the forefront of the action like we are, and if they didn’t even attend the important hearing in October, this should ring alarm bells in our view.
Always be careful who you instruct!
IMPORTANT: advice on this page is intended to be up-to-date for the 'first published date'.
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First published by Matthew on November 18, 2019
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