The formal name for the action for compensation for victims of the 2018 cyber-attacks is the British Airways Data Event Group Litigation.
It’s important to understand that this is the official action where our firm is a part of the Steering Committee that’s jointly responsible for the conduct of the litigation. When law firms talk about groups and group actions, they may simply be referring to their own group of clients. As such, it’s important to understand what the official and formal GLO (Group Litigation Order) is to make sure that you’re a part of the formal court action that’s proceeding.
In the BA case, we have a formally established GLO. Here’s a little information about it to make sure you know you’ll be a part of the official action.
About the British Airways Data Event Group Litigation
The presiding Judge in the British Airways Data Event Group Litigation case is Mr Justice Warby, and the managing court is The Queen’s Bench Division of the High Court of Justice (Media and Communications List).
The date that the Order was made was 4th October 2019, which is the day that the big hearing took place that we attended. We were also appointed by order of the high Court to the Steering Committee that’s responsible for the overall conduct of the litigation.
Disappointingly, not all firms who are trying to take cases forward even bothered to turn up, which is a red flag in our view when it comes to looking for a law firm to instruct.
Some of the defining issues as set out in the British Airways Data Event Group Litigation are as follows:
- Personal data exposure: names, billing addresses, email addresses, and payment card information (numbers, expiry dates, CVV codes);
- Relevant law: Data Protection Act 1998, Data Protection Act 2018 and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
The order applies to claims where the common issues which are set out in the order arise. In essence, this will be those who were affected by the 2018 cyber-attacks.
The goal of the GLO is to establish whether BA is liable to pay claimants damages and, if so, on what basis.
Join the official GLO
To join the British Airways Data Event Group Litigation, you can go to the BA Group Action website here now and complete a claim form.
Completing this form can tell you whether you should be eligible to join the GLO and can allow you to formally sign-up for a legal case as well. If you complete the full process, you can be an officially signed-up client benefiting from our No Win, No Fee representation, insurance for protection, and funding to pursue the case.
Average settlements could be in the £6,000.00 region, and we can assess cases based on the impact and distress that has been caused. You may also be eligible to recover financial losses for any money that has been taken from accounts or stolen by fraud as well.
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 December 02, 2019
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