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.
About our data breach group action cases
Your Lawyers (The Data Leak Lawyers) has launched over 45 data breach group actions and multi-party cases. We have been representing clients in this complex and niche area of law for over six years, which is a great deal longer than most other firms out there.
This is why we are involved with so many actions, and why we represent so many clients.
Our work dates back to some of the most infamous and earliest big-name breaches and cyberattacks that have taken place. This includes the serious 56 Dean Street Clinic data leak and the TalkTalk cyberattack of 2015. We represent clients for the huge, global Equifax data breach of 2017, and in this year’s massive easyJet data breach affecting 9 million people, and we will discuss some of our big cases below.
We are also proud to offer No Win, No Fee legal representation for the thousands of clients that we represent for cases.
British Airways data event group action
The British Airways data event has resulted in the first Group Litigation Order in England and Wales in the GDPR era. This makes it one of the more ground-breaking data breach group action cases that we are involved with, and it could lead to an overall pay-out of around £3bn – that’s up to around £6,000.00 in damages for each claimant.
In October 2019, we were appointed to the Steering Committee that is responsible for the overall conduct of the action, by order of the High Court of justice. Claimants only have a short period of time to join the GLO before the court deadline this early next year.
In this cyberattack, hackers were able to plant malicious coding that allowed them to receive copies of data entered into the BA websites and apps. Victims can sign-up for a compensation case now on the BA Group Action website here.
Virgin Media data breach group action
Another one of the key data breach group action cases that our lawyers are fighting for justice in is the Virgin Media data leak incident. This was an avoidable breach that resulted in the personal and private information for 900,000 people being left accessible online between April 2019 and February 2020.
The leak was eventually discovered by a third-party security researcher who alerted Virgin Media to the problem. Unfortunately, the database had already been accessed by another unknown third-party during the prolonged breach period. This means that victims are at risk of fraud and theft.
When we spoke to the media about the action, we confirmed that victims could be eligible to receive up to £5,000.00 in damages each. This could mean that the overall compensation pay-out could be a monumental £4.5bn.
IMPORTANT: advice on this page is intended to be up-to-date for the 'first published date'.
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First published by Matthew on October 13, 2020
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