Legal help for data breach compensation claims

Category: Retail

Carphone Warehouse data breach advice

2015 carphone warehouse breach

The Carphone Warehouse data breach of 5th August 2015 was a significant event with some 2.4 million customers affected by a cyberattack.

We are taking cases forward for this breach and have been since news of the incident broke back in 2015. It’s not the first incident of its kind, but as we approach the three-year anniversary, there are some important warnings we must issue for those who have yet to start their legal case.

Here’s some vital advice about whether you can make a claim for compensation with us on a No Win, No Fee basis, as well as warnings about deadlines involved. As a leading consumer action and data breach compensation law firm, our experience speaks for itself when it comes to this complex and niche area of law.

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Compensation if your debit or credit card is hacked

credit cards

If your debit or credit card is hacked, you could be entitled to make a claim for data breach compensation, even if no money was stolen or if you’ve been refunded.

If you have lost money, we can include this as part of a legal case as well. However, you don’t have to have suffered an actual financial loss to be able to make a No Win, No Fee claim with us.

The distress that victims can suffer when this kind of personal and sensitive information is exposed can be substantial. Data breach compensation pay-outs can reflect the distress that people suffer from by the loss of control of their personal information. In this area of law, we are experts with a proven track record of settling damages claims over several years.

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Have you suffered an Amazon data leak?

If you’ve been the victim of an Amazon data leak, we may be able to help you claim data leak compensation on a No Win, No Fee basis.

The most recent Amazon data leak took place last month, and there wasn’t a great deal of detail released about it. All that was said to victims was that some data had been exposed, and that victims don’t need to take any action. Although this may suggest that the leak was contained, people should always be vigilant. Companies should always ensure to warn people that they may need to take action.

One key element we do understand is that the most recent Amazon data leak reportedly stemmed from an API issue. This is important to know.

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Victims of Amazon data breach should take precautions

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An Amazon data breach incident took place in the lead up to the big Black Friday sales a few weeks ago.

The incident reportedly stemmed from a technical problem.

In the data protection breach, customer names and email addresses were inadvertently posted on the company’s website. They were removed upon discovery of the error, and customers affected by the data breach have been informed.

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is said to be looking into the situation.

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Ticketmaster cyber attack may just be the beginning

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The recent Ticketmaster cyber attack we’ve launched an action for may just be the beginning as hackers are reportedly ready to attack again.

The Ticketmaster cyber attack was successful because the hackers were able to install malicious code into third-party software that Ticketmaster were using as part of their payment process. Inbenta, the authors of the code, say they didn’t know Ticketmaster were using their code for this purpose, and had they have known, they say they would have recommended against it on the grounds of security issues.

The growing trend of hackers looking to attack third-party code means the huge Ticketmaster cyber attack may well be just the beginning.

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Retail cyber attacks and the legal viewpoint

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Retail cyber attacks and the legal viewpoint is a simple one: as with any other organisation, retailers must protect their customers’ information.

Yet, in recent times, we’ve witnessed a lot of retail cyber attacks that were entirely preventable, and retailers are an obvious target for cyber-criminals.

Retail cyber security can be a complex matter. With numerous breach points along varying suppliers and across potentially hundreds of thousands of outlets, it’s not the easiest of issues to address, but the legal viewpoint remains that customers data must be protected, or retail cyber attacks will lead to legal action and compensation for victims.

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Transparency pays when it comes to retail data protection

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According to recent information, transparency pays when it comes to retail data protection as some consumers would pledge to shop more with retailers who are transparent about how they use their data.

Given the volume of data breaches we see in the news these days, consumers are more aware than ever about the importance of data protection and knowing more about how their data is used and shared.

The data about customers being happier to shop more with organisations when there is more transparency over retailer data protection policies is certainly food for thought in today’s globally-competitive market.

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