Legal help for data breach compensation claims

Category: British Airways Data Breach

Final deadline for BA compensation: Your Lawyers in the news

First published by Matthew on January 21, 2020 in the following categories: British Airways Data Breach Claims Group Action and tagged with | | | |

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As a leading, specialist data breach compensation law firm, we’re often in the news. Last week, we featured in the Mirror with regards to the final deadline for BA compensation cases to be submitted.

Making sure that victims know about the deadline to claim is an important part of the work that we do. We have been – and still are –  involved in dozens of group actions, some of which (like the BA Group Action) have formed into a GLO. When a GLO (Group Litigation Order) is established, the court will normally enforce a deadline for people to join, and that’s what we have in the British Airways action.

People need to know that there’s a strict time limit in force to launch your claim, and there’s work that needs to be done to make sure that you hit the deadline.

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BA data breach check: what you need to do

First published by Matthew on January 20, 2020 in the following categories: British Airways Data Breach Group Action and tagged with | |

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Need to do a BA data breach check to find out if you can join the official group action that we’re on the Steering Committee for?

There are a few simple steps you can take to find out if you can be eligible now for No Win, No Fee representation. If you’re entitled to launch a case with us, you could be able to claim an estimated £6,000.00 in damages if the claim succeeds.

As we’re on the Steering Committee for this action, we’re at the forefront of the fight for justice and are jointly responsible for the conduct of the litigation overall. As specialist data breach lawyers with a wealth of experience in over 40 different group actions in total, we’re well-placed to be able to help you.

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BA data breach compensation deadline: one year to go!

First published by Matthew on January 17, 2020 in the following categories: British Airways Data Breach Claims Group Action and tagged with | | | | |

There’s now just one year left to sign-up for a legal case before the BA data breach compensation deadline passes.

You may think that you still have plenty of time to join the BA Group Action with a whole 12 months before the court cut-off date expires. However, it’s important to understand that there’s far more to it than just registering your name and address, and a great deal of work needs to be done.

As we have done so many times in the past when group actions deadlines are in place, we issue advice as to why you should claim now and avoid delay!

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How victims in the BA data class action are being affected

First published by Matthew on December 30, 2019 in the following categories: British Airways Data Breach Claims Group Action Hacking News Security and tagged with | | | |

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It’s important to talk about how the victims who are claiming compensation as part of the BA data class action have been affected.

A lot of the customers who come to us for help have spoken about their concerns when it comes to the loss of control of their personal information. Many have also suffered from fraudulent activity that has happened to accounts linked to the breach.

In reality, there are many ways in which victims can be affected and can be targeted by scammers and criminals who will use the information exposed in the breach to do harm.

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How we assess data breach group actions

First published by Matthew on December 09, 2019 in the following categories: British Airways Data Breach Claims Group Action and tagged with | | | |

Data breach group actions are something that we have been involved with now for several years, and there are dozens of different ones we’re fighting for justice in.

Although we’re involved in dozens of them, we don’t just take any forward without first ensuring that there’s an avenue for victims to be able to receive compensation. There has been so many large-scale incidents in recent years and some involve big name brands, but how we assess which cases we take forward can be a specialist process.

As experts in the field of compensation for data breach events and for group actions and multi-party litigations, we can give you an insight into our approach, as well as explaining what sets us apart form other law firms.

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British Airways Data Event Group Litigation

First published by Matthew on December 02, 2019 in the following categories: British Airways Data Breach Claims Group Action and tagged with | |

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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.

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What is the British Airways data class action?

First published by Matthew on November 25, 2019 in the following categories: British Airways Data Breach Claims Group Action and tagged with | | | | |

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We’re now coming up to two months since the British Airways data class action was formalised here in the UK, but if you’re not sure exactly what it is, read on for more information.

As you may already be aware, there were two huge cyber incidents last year involving the airline. The biggest one was announced in September 2018 shortly after its discovery, and as a GDPR breach, claims for compensation for victims could go forward. We started taking cases on right away and have been accepting new claims ever since.

With there being thousands of people signed up with different law firms who are all essentially claiming on similar grounds, the BA Group Action was formed. Here’s how, and what it entails.

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BA data breach class action information

First published by Matthew on November 18, 2019 in the following categories: British Airways Data Breach Claims Group Action and tagged with | | |

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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.

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How the BA data protection breach was easily avoidable

First published by Matthew on November 11, 2019 in the following categories: British Airways Data Breach Claims Cybersecurity Group Action Hacking News Security and tagged with | | | | |

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We’ve said before that a part of the reason that we’re involved in the Group Action for the BA data protection breach is because we believe that the case for compensation is strong.

That’s why we have dedicated a great deal of our time and resources to the action, and have been appointed to the Steering Committee that’s conducting the litigation by order of the High Court of Justice.

We’ve talked a lot about how better data protection practices and more robust security could have prevented this breach. We’ve also talked about the fact that GDPR and earlier breaches like the Equifax hack and the Ticketmaster breach should have been warning enough for British Airways to have taken action. Had they have taken action, they could have prevented this colossal incident. And doing so could have been very simple, and incredibly cost-effective.

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Making a BA data breach case

First published by Matthew on November 04, 2019 in the following categories: British Airways Data Breach Claims Group Action and tagged with | |

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As a Steering Committee law firm, we’ve made the process for starting your BA data breach case quick and easy.

If you’ve yet to join the BA Group Action, here’s a little guide about whether you can join, what the risks are, and what you need to do. We’ll also touch on our important role in the litigation and give you a little insight as data breach compensation experts about how we work as well.

This is set to be the biggest data breach compensation action there has ever been. If you were affected by the 2018 cyber-attack incidents, you don’t want to miss out.

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