Victims of travel data breaches can be entitled to make a claim for compensation, and we can offer No Win, No Fee representation.
Data breaches, in general, are on the rise, and it has been reported that travel and holiday fraud matters are on the rise as well. Travellers – especially frequent ones – need to be careful and be wary of their information being misused or exposed as criminals target their valuable data.
With attacks against travel companies said to be on the rise, it’s important that we – as a leading firm of data compensation specialists – let you know about your rights.
Increasing travel data breaches
It has been reported that travel data breaches are on the rise, and it’s hardly surprising to understand why this is the case.
It can come down to the wealth of data that travellers need to share with several organisations, who each may then have access to the full range of data. One summer holiday away or a business trip abroad likely means sharing payment card data, passport information and the usual personal stuff. In the hands of fraudsters, this is enough to steal money from accounts and commit identity fraud.
And it’s more than one company that may have this information. Not only will the airline have it, but the hotel will have it. On top of that, car rental companies, long-stay airport car park services and transfer travel companies may also have some or all this information.
It can only take one of those organisations to suffer a data breach for the damage to be done. All this means that companies in the travel sector are clear targets for fraudsters.
There are loads of big examples of travel data breaches that have resulted in the data for millions of people being exposed.
One of the most current and famous examples right now is the British Airways data breach that has resulted in the first GDPR GLO (Group Litigation Order) in England and Wales being launched. We’re on the Steering Committee for the BA Group Action as we fight for the rights of victims affected.
There’s also the Marriott data breach and the Cathay Pacific incident as other recent examples. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) issued their first GDPR intentions to fine Marriott £99m, and BA has been set an intention to fine £183m.
The impact on victims
The impact for the victims of travel data breaches cannot be ignored. When such a wealth of data can be exposed and can fall into the hands of criminals, there’s every right to be worried.
A huge number of our clients have been the victims of direct theft from accounts, have had loyalty points stolen, or have had their accounts hijacked and used to travel. These incidents have stemmed from their information being compromised as a result of travel companies exposing their data.
Data breach compensation amounts in cases like this can be significant as a result of the wealth and nature of the personal and sensitive information that can be exposed. Victims don’t have to suffer in silence – we may be able to represent you for a No Win, No Fee data breach compensation claim. Please don’t hesitate to contact our team for free, no-obligation advice today.
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First published by Matthew on February 10, 2020
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