It’s pleasing to see that some consumers have already had their cases heard and have been able to receive successful verdicts against the credit-referencing agency at the heart of last year’s huge data protection scandal.
Although Equifax reportedly turned up to court with some very expensive lawyers, a group of claimants managed to convince a judge that they had a case to answer for. This has all happened in America, where cases can often get to a trial much faster than they can here in the UK, but the news can be seen as potentially good news here as well.
Will UK Equifax data breach victims be able to claim compensation?
We feel there is a good case for UK Equifax cyber-hack victims to also claim compensation. We have already accepted a large number of cases, and we have commenced a number of claims against Equifax as a result of the breach.
Given that the data breach occurred because Equifax failed to patch a known security vulnerability, and given that their own systems failed to notice the ongoing vulnerability, we are confident Equifax will be held accountable for the cyber-hack in terms of a legal case. We feel we can establish liability against them, which is why we are prepared to help victims on a No Win, No Fee basis.
It’s too early to tell whether the cases will win for sure, but we only ever accept large numbers of claimants on a No Win, No Fee basis where we are confident there is a good enough case to answer. Given the nature of the information potentially exposed in this breach, we consider this a serious data protection breach and we feel victims deserve compensation.
What can you do as a UK victim of the Equifax hack?
If you have been notified that your data was exposed in the Equifax cyber-hack, and you have yet to launch your claim with us, please call the team on 0800 634 75 75.
So long as you meet our criteria for taking the claim on, you could also benefit from our No Win, No Fee service.
Who are we, and what do you claim for?
Claiming for data protection compensation is a fairly new area of law, but we have been at the forefront of it for a number of years now. We have helped, and still are helping, many victims claiming data protection compensation for a number of well-known breaches. From the TalkTalk data hack to the 56 Dean Street Clinic leak, we’re involved in several high-profile actions and serious individual data breach claims.
Victims can claim for the distress and anguish caused by having data leaked or breached. Financial losses can also be recovered, which can be relevant in a case like the Equifax breach where information breached could lead to cases of fraud.
What is useful for victims is that we are offering our services on a No Win, No Fee basis for those who meet our criteria. Being able to claim on a No Win, No Fee basis is invaluable to victims being able to seek justice for a data protection breach.
Our specialist Data Leak Lawyers are here to help you. Don’t hesitate to give us a call!
IMPORTANT: advice on this page is intended to be up-to-date for the 'first published date'.
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