Legal help for data breach compensation claims

Category: Group Action

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 | |

British Airways Data Leak

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 | | | |

British Airways data breach

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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Another big year for data breach compensation actions

First published by Matthew on December 23, 2019 in the following categories: Claims Group Action and tagged with | | | |

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2019 has been another big year for data breach compensation actions. As leaks and hacks continue to happen at alarming rates, our work has never been more important than it is now.

People are entitled to claim compensation when their personal information is misused or exposed. You can claim for the distress that’s caused by the loss of control of your data, as well as for any financial losses.

This year, we’ve seen a huge surge in new clients signing-up for our No Win, No Fee services, which is to be expected given our importance in the field.

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Missoma data breach

First published by Matthew on December 18, 2019 in the following categories: Claims Cybersecurity GDPR Group Action Hacking News Latest Security and tagged with | | | | | | |

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The Missoma data breach has a very familiar feel to it. In fact, it feels identical to a number of previous breaches, including compensation actions we’re involved with.

Reportedly, an email sent to customers has confirmed that a data breach has taken place and that malicious software from a third-party had been used to target customers’ payment details. It appears that malicious code has been injected into the payments part of the website in order to steal data processed through it.

Although news of the breach has only just broken, the circumstances surrounding the incident appear to be exactly the same as a number of other data breaches that have taken place in recent years as well.

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Data breaches in 2019

First published by Matthew on December 16, 2019 in the following categories: Claims Cybersecurity Data Group Action Latest and tagged with | | | |

data leak and data breach compensation

We’ve seen a number of data breaches in 2019, as well as developments in some of the high-profile cases that we’re involved with.

As the year comes to a close, it’s a time to reflect on the fact that there have been 4 billion records breached so far, according to Norton. This is despite the introduction of the GDPR last year that should have pushed organisations into ensuring that leaks, breaches and hacks are always at a minimum.

As the issue of data breaches continues to affect us all, it’s also important for the victims to know their rights when their personal information has been misused or exposed.

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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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Sweaty Betty data breach

First published by Matthew on December 05, 2019 in the following categories: Claims Cybersecurity Group Action Latest Scammers Security and tagged with | | | | | | |

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The Sweaty Betty data breach incident appears to be another case of cybercriminals using malicious code in checkout systems to steal sensitive information.

We’ve literally seen this before. Two of the big recent examples are British Airways and Ticketmaster; both of which are thought to be attacks carried out by the same group of hackers. Inserting code into checkout systems can lead to personal details and payment card data being exposed and that’s exactly what has happened in the Sweaty Betty case.

Anyone who has been affected in England and Wales may be entitled to bring a claim for data breach compensation, and we can help.

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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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