Tag: British Airways Data Breach
Many people want to know how much they could be entitled to receive in compensation for a GDPR breach. Here’s an insight for you based on our extensive experience.
As a leading firm of data breach lawyers, we’ve been helping thousands of people for data protection and privacy issues since 2014. We launched our first major action in 2015 for the 56 Dean Street Clinic leak, and our team is now involved in dozens of different actions as well as a wealth of individual cases.
What this means is that we have extensive experience in this complex and niche area of law. In fact, we’ve been specifically representing data breach victims for a lot longer than most other law firms. Having settled a wide range of cases for several years, here’s how we approach valuing a GDPR compensation case.
As a leading data claims law firm, we can offer our valuable insight into GDPR breach compensation amounts, and what you may be entitled to receive.
The GDPR has paved the way for the UK’s data regulator, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), to now issue substantial financial penalties for breaches. The amounts can be in the millions: the intention to fine British Airways for their 2018 breaches has been set at a provisional £183m, which is a record-breaking amount.
But the money from fines isn’t designed to be used for compensation, and will normally go into the treasury. What we focus on is what the victims are entitled to through a GDPR claim for compensation.
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.
If you have yet to start your British Airways data breach claim, we have some very important advice and information about the BA Group Action and what you need to do.
In case you’re not aware, there was a huge hearing on 4th October 2019 where Mr Justice Warby formally gave the go-ahead for a Group Litigation Order (GLO). By order of the High Court of Justice, we were appointed with a position on the Steering Committee that’s responsible for the overall conduct of the litigation. This reflects our hard work and commitment to the fight for justice since news of the incidents broke in 2018.
Now that a GLO has been formed, things are moving forward. There are deadlines to claim but, just as importantly, there are also more firms touting for cases. As a leading firm of data breach compensation experts for several years, it’s important that we address this.
If your debit or credit card is hacked, you could be entitled to make a claim for data breach compensation, even if no money was stolen or if you’ve been refunded.
If you have lost money, we can include this as part of a legal case as well. However, you don’t have to have suffered an actual financial loss to be able to make a No Win, No Fee claim with us.
The distress that victims can suffer when this kind of personal and sensitive information is exposed can be substantial. Data breach compensation pay-outs can reflect the distress that people suffer from by the loss of control of their personal information. In this area of law, we are experts with a proven track record of settling damages claims over several years.
If you want to know whether you were affected by the BA hack and whether you could be entitled to join the official British Airways compensation action, we can help.
The easiest way to know if your information has been exposed in the data breach is if you have received confirmation from the airline that you were affected. If you haven’t received confirmation from them, you should still check; especially if you used BA during the breach periods, which we will outline below.
If it has been confirmed that you have been affected by the attack, you may also be entitled to join the BA Group Action with a No Win, No Fee compensation claim.
Making sure that victims know about the deadline to claim is an important part of the work that we do. We have been – and still are – involved in dozens of group actions, some of which (like the BA Group Action) have formed into a GLO. When a GLO (Group Litigation Order) is established, the court will normally enforce a deadline for people to join, and that’s what we have in the British Airways action.
People need to know that there’s a strict time limit in force to launch your claim, and there’s work that needs to be done to make sure that you hit the deadline.
Need to do a BA data breach check to find out if you can join the official group action that we’re on the Steering Committee for?
There are a few simple steps you can take to find out if you can be eligible now for No Win, No Fee representation. If you’re entitled to launch a case with us, you could be able to claim an estimated £6,000.00 in damages if the claim succeeds.
As we’re on the Steering Committee for this action, we’re at the forefront of the fight for justice and are jointly responsible for the conduct of the litigation overall. As specialist data breach lawyers with a wealth of experience in over 40 different group actions in total, we’re well-placed to be able to help you.
There’s now just one year left to sign-up for a legal case before the BA data breach compensation deadline passes.
You may think that you still have plenty of time to join the BA Group Action with a whole 12 months before the court cut-off date expires. However, it’s important to understand that there’s far more to it than just registering your name and address, and a great deal of work needs to be done.
As we have done so many times in the past when group actions deadlines are in place, we issue advice as to why you should claim now and avoid delay!
It’s important to talk about how the victims who are claiming compensation as part of the BA data class action have been affected.
A lot of the customers who come to us for help have spoken about their concerns when it comes to the loss of control of their personal information. Many have also suffered from fraudulent activity that has happened to accounts linked to the breach.
In reality, there are many ways in which victims can be affected and can be targeted by scammers and criminals who will use the information exposed in the breach to do harm.