Data breaches in the travel industry can be a common thing, and we are representing clients for individual cases and in group and multi-party actions for this type of breach.
Data breaches can have a huge impact on victims if their information is exposed or stolen by hackers – it can cause not only financial losses, it can also cause immense stress for both the victim and their families. Our job is to fight for justice for victims of a data breach and make sure that organisations are held to account for their shortfalls.
We are passionate about the importance of data breach security, and one of the best ways to get that message across is for people to make compensation claims when their information is breached. This can (hopefully) mean that the organisation will take the potential of future breaches more seriously.
If you have been affected by any data breaches in the travel industry, it is important to make your claim as soon as possible. We will also link you to some of the group action areas as well.
Examples of data breaches in the travel industry
Two big recent examples of data breaches in the travel industry are the British Airways data breach of 2018 and the Marriott data breach of 2018. Both are examples of huge data breaches that could have been prevented if better security had been in place.
Both companies have now been hit with fines from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), although the penalties have been drastically reduced. More importantly, victims are taking legal action, and we are on the Steering Committee for the BA compensation action that could lead to an overall pay-out of up to £3bn.
Almost half a million victims were affected by the British Airways data breach, and almost 5.2 million people were affected by the more recent Marriott International data breach. We are here to help victims seek the justice that they deserve and claim compensation for loss of control of personal information in these breaches and many others.
Claim compensation for a data breach today
If you have been affected by any data breaches in the travel industry, you could be eligible to make a compensation claim and we are here to help.
Get started today with free and no-obligation advice here.
Long term repercussions for the industry
There can be long term repercussions when data breaches in the travel industry occur. The very nature of the travel industry means that organisations within this sector will hold huge amounts of private and sensitive information about their customers.
For some organisations, it is hard to keep track of exactly where all their data is stored and exactly what information they store, but hackers can find out easily enough. Given this, and the sensitive and valuable nature of the information at hand, this can mean that there is a high chance of data breaches in the travel industry occurring.
The long-term repercussion of data breaches in the travel industry when it comes to costs is something that no organisation should ignore. We are talking the potential for huge damage to their reputation and subsequent loss of position in the market.
Data breaches can leave customers angry and can mean that they would no longer trust or use the company if they were to travel again. Data breaches can also come at quite a price if customers seek legal action and the organisations must pay out for a number of compensation claims.
The outbreak of the global pandemic has severely restricted the travel industry and there has been a huge surge in data breaches in general. Hackers are wanting to exploit the current situation, and travel sector organisations would do well to understand the increased risk in this regard.
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First published by Matthew on December 14, 2020
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