Category: British Airways Data Breach
As pressure mounts on the airline, a British Airways data breach settlement is on the cards as the legal representatives of BA alert the court of their intentions to engage in negotiations.
The breaking news of this development comes from leading consumer action and data breach firm Your Lawyers, with wide coverage so far with major media outlets including The Sun and The Mirror. Your Lawyers, who sit on the Steering Committee responsible for the overall conduct of the litigation, declare that this is a massive step forward. This could signal the start of the end of the action that is now entering its third year, and it could represent an incredibly significant compensation pay-out bill that could reach up to £2.4 billion to be shared between over 400,000 victims if all initiate a claim.
The announcement signifies what we always believed should have been on the horizon. A settlement could effectively draw a line under the serious 2018 data breach that shocked the world. We urge victims who have yet to claim to come forward to start their case before the deadline to claim expires soon.
The British Airways ICO fine has been reduced from the proposed £183m initial intention to fine amount to just £20m; representing a significant reduction from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) of around 90%.
The British Airways data breach affected almost half a million customers across two periods in 2018. Highly sensitive data that included names, addresses, payment card numbers – including CCV numbers in some cases – were accessed by hackers in the attack.
Customers who made or changed a booking between 10.58pm on 21 August 2018 and 9:45pm on 5 September 2018, or customers who made a reward booking between 21st April 2018 and 28th July 2018, could be affected by the data breach. If this applies to you, you could be eligible to claim compensation now.
This October marks the 8th year of the European Cybersecurity Month (ECSM), and it is an important thing to mark as a leading firm of data breach compensation lawyers.
Starting in 2012, the event brings together parties across Europe to unite against cyber threats and dangers. It is important to know how to protect yourself online against cyber criminals and hackers, and it is also important to know where to turn to in the event that you have been the victim of a breach.
We are true experts when it comes to data breach group action cases, representing thousands of clients for No Win, No Fee claims, having launched over 45 actions so far.
We have been involved in some of the biggest and earliest actions in England and Wales, and we represent clients in infamous and ground-breaking cases. We believe that those who have been harmed by a data breach deserve some form of justice for what has happened, and the GDPR can allow people to receive compensation.
Data breach compensation amounts can be substantial when incredibly personal and sensitive data is exposed or misused. Here is a little guidance about our work and an insight into two of the key actions that we are representing clients for.
You could be entitled to claim thousands of pounds in cyberattack compensation for travel and tourism data breach events, and we may be able to represent you for a legal case on a No Win, No Fee basis.
There have been plenty of incidents involving this sector, and previous (and recent) research indicates that there could be more to come. Until data protection is taken seriously, it is hard for anyone to feel that their personal and private information is safe.
Given the nature of the information and documents that could be exposed in a breach in this industry, the risks are clear. Due to how sensitive this kind of data can be, data breach compensation amounts can also be substantial.
We represent a lot of clients for travel industry data breaches on a No Win, No Fee basis. The industry is a clear target for hackers, and it is important that victims can access the justice that they deserve.
As a leading firm of data breach lawyers, we specialise in this complex and niche area of law. Here is our expert insight into these kinds of cases, as well as information about what you can do as a victim of this kind of incident.
Data breach compensation amounts can be substantial in these kinds of cases given the nature of the information that can be exposed.
You could be eligible to claim for travel data breaches and receive compensation for hotel cyberattacks, and we may be able to represent you for a case on a No Win, No Fee basis.
The travel and tourism industry is a significant target for hackers as they can get away with a huge amount of personal and sensitive data. Hotels, airlines, package providers, intermediaries, and others could all be a valid target. One successful cyberattack could lead to the data for millions of people being exposed, as we have seen in some of the recent data breaches that have taken place in the UK and across the world.
As a leading firm of data breach compensation lawyers, here’s our take on the topic as well as advice about how we can represent you for a legal case.
We are often asked about how much the average compensation pay-out is for a breach of the data protection act. Although each case is different, we can give you some insight into how we value cases here to help you.
As a leading firm of data breach and consumer action lawyers representing thousands of clients for information privacy cases, we have settled a lot of claims over several years. We can use a combination of our experience and knowledge as well as settled court cases to be able to work out what people could be entitled to claim for.
We can also look at the kinds of factors that we consider when we value a case as well.
We are representing a group of victims who are pursuing British Airways data breach claims with our expert team who are on the Steering Committee responsible for the overall conduct of the litigation.
We are pursuing cases on a No Win, No Fee basis as we prepare the Claimants for meeting the requirements of the big court deadline early next year. Claimants could be entitled to receive up to £6,000.00 or more in estimated pay-outs.
If you have yet to join, we recommend that you get started as soon as you possibly can.
As we mark the passing of the second anniversary of the GDPR, we take a brief look at what has changed and what needs to happen to make sure that this key piece of legislation is effective.
In terms of what has happened, the General Data Protection Regulation has put a greater onus on information processors to act more responsibly. It has also given the UK’s data watchdog, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), far greater powers to impose more substantial penalties that could amount to 4% of an organisation’s global annual turnover. It triggered many organisations over-reporting, perhaps in worry over failing to adhere to the law. The system may have struggled to cope as a result of this.
But its introduction has been far from perfect in terms of it being a catalyst for change. Although we would always expect it to take time before such an important piece of legislation takes effect, a huge number of avoidable breaches have still taken place.