Legal help for data breach compensation claims

Category: Virgin Media Data Breach Action

Billions of leaked records – data exposure in 2021

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According to a recent report, over five billion personal records have already been exposed in 2021. A number of significant data leak incidents have contributed to the billions of leaked records, showing how cybercriminals are often able to steal information in large quantities.

In many cases, the theft of records can be facilitated by the negligence or errors of data controllers. Despite being required by law to impose strong cybersecurity defences, vulnerabilities are often neglected and left open for cybercriminals to take advantage of.

Your Lawyers, as leading specialists in data protection law, have seen data controllers fail to meet their responsibilities on many occasions, and the consequences can be devastating for those affected. It is not always possible to undo the impact when control of your personal information is lost, but making a data protection breach compensation claim can allow you to hold a third-party organisation accountable for any failure to protect your personal data. In a time in which so many records are being leaked, our work has never been more important.

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Scammers claiming to work for Virgin Media – breach victims to be wary

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Scammers claiming to work for Virgin Media have been reportedly contacting elderly residents in more than one location in the UK. With cybercrime at a peak due to the coronavirus pandemic, these phone scams are just one example among many methods used by fraudsters in an attempt to extract personal data, particularly financial details.

There is no evidence to suggest that the scammers are linked to the Virgin Media data breach of last March, which saw the personal data of 900,000 UK residents become exposed due to the failure to secure a company database. However, many data breach victims do suffer attacks from scammers and fraudsters who, equipped with their personal data, can trick their targets into thinking that they are honest representatives of reputable companies. This is why we feel it is important to cover this issue in the context of the data breach that we represent people for.

As leading data breach specialists, we represent victims of data breaches to recover the compensation they deserve. When it comes to data protection, carelessness is unacceptable given the harmful risks it exposes victims to, so contact us if you think you may have a compensation claim to make.

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Careless approach to data protection – rights for victims

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Despite the fact that there is extensive legislation designed to prevent data breaches, many organisations continue to have a careless approach to data protection.

In this digital age, in which consumers regularly disclose private data to third party companies online, it is unacceptable that many are neglecting their duty to protect this information.

We are always on the lookout for data leaks which show a carelessness on the part of the organisation, as this may mean that victims may be entitled to claim compensation for the exposure of their personal information. Unfortunately, many companies fail to realise that their data protection duties are equal to their responsibilities to deliver on the goods and services paid for by their customers. We believe that it is important to raise awareness of this widespread issue, and to make sure any victims can achieve justice for the effects of data breaches.

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Data breaches and payment card fraud

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It is unsurprising that bank account information and credit or debit card details are among the most sought-after types of data for cybercriminals. This is due to financial motives many hackers have when they carry out cybercrimes. Payment card fraud is, therefore, one of the most significant risks of data breaches, and can occur in many different ways.

If fraudsters gain access to your money, it can be very difficult to recover stolen funds directly. At Your Lawyers – The Data Leak Lawyers – we aim to hold the other guilty party to account in data breach cases, as a leading firm of data breach solicitors. In many instances, it is not just the criminal who is responsible for a data breach, but a third-party organisation may also be at fault if they failed to sufficiently protect personal data, and that is how criminals gained access to the details for you.

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Your Lawyers: data breach class actions specialists

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We are Your Lawyers, T/A the Data Leak Lawyers. We specialise in data breach class actions and individual cases, and we represent thousands of clients for cases with our No Win, No Fee representation.

We are representing clients across a wide range of actions, including British Airways, Virgin Media, Charing Cross GIC, and Equifax, to name just a few. Given how important it is to instruct the right lawyers for a case like this, here is some useful information for you.

To speak to the team about instructing us for a class action cases, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today.

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Your Lawyers Virgin Media Data Breach Group Action Launch

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Last week, the Your Lawyers Virgin Media Data Breach Group Action was launched. The action is in support of the 900,000 people who have suffered from the breach.

The Group Action claim could lead to a total pay-out of to £4.5 billion, with each individual potentially receiving up to £5,000.00, based on early estimations.

If you have been contacted by Virgin Media to inform you of your involvement in the data breach, you could be eligible to claim. To be a part of the Group Action Claim, all you need to do is fill out a few basic questions here and our team will do the rest.

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Cybersecurity month: importance of protection and legal representation

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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.

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Virgin Media Group Action for data breach launched by Your Lawyers

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Your Lawyers (t/a The Data Leak Lawyers) has launched a formal Virgin Media Group Action in support of the 900,000 victims affected by the 2020 data breach.

This latest group action is one of the over 45 group and multi-party data actions that the firm has launched, representing thousands of clients for legal cases on a No Win, No Fee basis. The firm launched its first action for privacy breaches back in 2014 and was appointed to the Steering Committee responsible for the overall conduct of the first GDPR Group Litigation Order (GLO) in England and Wales, the British Airways Group Action.

Now, Virgin Media has just weeks to agree to resolution terms, or an application for a GLO in this case is also set to be applied for.

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Data breach group action cases – claim compensation with the experts

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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.

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How much the average compensation for a data protection breach depends on these factors

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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.

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