Influx of new clients sign-up to join the BA Group Action

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There has been an influx of new clients signing up to join the BA Group Action following the big hearing that took place on 4th October 2019.

News that Mr Justice Warby has given the green light for the GLO (Group Litigation Order) to proceed garnered a great deal of media attention, with Director Aman Johal giving his insight into the developments.

With news of the action getting the go ahead, a new wave of clients have started their cases via the BA Group Action website, and we’re more than happy to help them!

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BA group action court case given green light to proceed

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Mr Justice Warby has given the go ahead for the BA group action court case to proceed as our firm is appointed to the Steering Committee responsible for the conduct of proceedings.

We’re delighted that we have been appointed by the High Court to the Steering Committee, and it’s an important step toward justice for the hundreds of thousands affected with the green light for the GLO (Group Litigation Order) given.

We’ve also been successful in ensuring that the deadline to claim is not as short as the lawyers for British Airways had originally wanted.

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Am I affected by the BA data breach? Find out today

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If you’re not sure whether you were affected by the BA data breach incidents of 2018, or if you’re not sure that you can do about it, we can help.

You should have been informed if your information has been at risk of exposure because BA should have told you by now. Whether they have or haven’t, there’s a really simple way that you can find out today if you’re eligible to join the BA Group Action.

All you need to do is go to the BA Group Action site here and answer the initial questions. This doesn’t sign you up for a claim but does allow you to know if you can join the group action or not. And with an important court hearing taking place this Friday, now is the time to get your case sorted if you’ve yet to finalise it.

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Greater Manchester NHS patients compensation for improper medical records access

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If you’re one of the 2,000 or so Greater Manchester NHS patients whose medical records have been accessed inappropriately, you may be entitled to make a claim for NHS data breach compensation.

The Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust has written to patients affected by this scandal. An investigation that followed a complaint revealed that thousands of people’s medical records had been accessed by a number of NHS employees without need or authority to do so.

Across an 18-month period, some records had been subject to a single access event, whereas others had been accessed on a number of occasions. It’s yet to be confirmed which staff are responsible for the access events as well.

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British Airways class action Daily Mail feature: 17 weeks to join

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Lawyers fighting for justice in the British Airways class action have spoken to the Daily Mail about the potential for an incredibly short court cut-off date of just 17 WEEKS to join the action.

Aman Johal, Director of Your Lawyers, hailed the actions of BA’s lawyers as a “new low” and a “disgrace”. He said:

(BA) has let down hundreds of thousands of customers by losing their card payment details. Now it is failing them again by giving everyone affected just 17 weeks to claim rightful compensation for the distress caused. Never mind ‘To fly, to serve’, BA should change its tagline to ‘To fly, to swerve responsibility’. I encourage everyone affected to act quickly to ensure they don’t miss out.”

If you’ve yet to sign-up to join the BA Group Action, we recommend that you do so as soon as you possibly can to avoid missing out.

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Charing Cross Gender Identity Clinic email leak

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We’re taking compensation claims forward on a No Win, No Fee basis for victims of the Charing Cross Gender Identity Clinic email leak.

The GIC sent two separate emails to groups of around 900 individuals per email with information relating to an art competition. Unfortunately, instead of using proper mailing software, it appears that the clinic simply used the “CC” (carbon copy) function. This has resulted in recipients’ information – at least email addresses, and possibly names – being leaked to all other recipients of the email.

This isn’t the first time an email data leak of this nature has happened. We continue to fight for the rights of victims affected by the infamous 56 Dean Street Clinic leak which was a similar incident.

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Private cybersecurity firms putting the NHS at risk?

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Concerns have been raised about private cybersecurity firms putting the NHS at risk. We see NHS data breach claims all the time, so we can tell you from first-hand experience just how bad the impact can be for the victims, and that’s why this is an important subject to look at.

As the NHS continues to struggle under considerable financial constraints and budget cuts, outsourcing cybersecurity could look like an attractive option. But there has to be specialists in the NHS who understand the nature of the risks being faced, and too much outsourcing can do more harm than good.

There’s a reason that a huge proportion of the cases that we take forward involve the healthcare sector. They are a clear target for criminals, and the nature of medical data being so personal and sensitive can have a far greater impact on the victim.

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British Airways claim deadline

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The British Airways claim deadline for the 2018 data breach incidents may fall very soon, so if you’re serious about joining the BA Group Action, we’re urging victims to start their case ASAP.

Victims who claim with us could be entitled to thousands of pounds for the distress caused by the breach, and you may also be able recover and direct financial losses and expenses as well. We can help you claim on a No Win, No Fee basis as part of our ongoing commitment for access to justice.

This is one of the dozens of data breach actions that our lawyers are proudly fighting for justice in.

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No Win, No Fee British Airways compensation representation

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If you’ve yet to start your No Win, No Fee British Airways compensation claim, make sure you sign-up via the BA Group Action website here as soon as possible.

We’re pleased to be able to offer No Win, No Fee arrangements for this action, which could be set to be the first GDPR Group Litigation Order (GLO) action so far. BA are already facing a record fine from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) which shows how seriously they’re taking the attacks. It also means that the case against BA in terms of liability is strong in our view, which is why we can offer the No Win, No Fee assistance.

But make sure you sign-up for a claim as soon as you can to take advantage of our offer before time runs out.

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British Airways compensation claim representation

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You can instruct us to represent you for your British Airways compensation claim by completing the quick and simple forms on the BA Group Action website.

If you were affected by the 2018 cyber-attack incidents, you could be eligible to make a claim for thousands of pounds in compensation as part of a pending group action. We can also represent victims who claims with us on a No Win, No Fee basis.

Our lawyers are fighting for justice in dozens of different data breach group and multi-party actions. Placing your claim with us means placing it with specialists who have been fighting for the rights of data breach victims for years.

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Importance of the British Airways and Marriott fines

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The importance of the recent provisional British Airways and Marriott fines that have been issued for breaches of GDPR cannot be understated. And our action for compensation is important for victims as well.

The record-setting levels of the fines that have been issued show that the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is deadly serious when it comes to GDPR compliance. With the ability for fines to be set at 4% of an origination’s global annual turnover, financial penalties that can be issued by the regulator can be significant.

BA’s fine – which they are understood to be contesting – has been initially set at £183m, and the provisional Marriott fine is at £99m. These are clear and substantial punishments. When it comes to the victims whose data has been exposed, our action for compensation is the way forward for justice.

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Lancaster University data breach legal advice

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If you were a victim of one or both of the Lancaster University data breach incidents, you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation on a No Win, No Fee basis.

The university recently announced that sophisticated and malicious cyber attacks had taken place, and that student and applicant data may have been exposed. We’re therefore prepared to take cases forward for victims of the incidents, and with our lawyers already fighting for justice in a number of group and multi-party actions already, you can be assured that your case is in safe hands with us.

This isn’t the first time we have represented university students for a data breach incident. If you need legal advice about your options, we’re here for you.

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