Month: June 2021

Data breaches identified by hacks and leaks

Virgin Media data breach action

To hackers, personal data is a valuable commodity, as it can be used to carry out many different types of cybercrime. To obtain this data, hackers often target businesses and other organisations with cyberattacks, and when their hacks are successful, this can be a sign of existing vulnerabilities. The data breaches identified by hacks can sometimes be damning evidence of company-wide data protection negligence.

At the Data Breach Lawyers, we know that the main culprits of data breaches are not always hackers, as they can instead be the hacked organisations themselves. If a third party has failed to impose sufficient cybersecurity measures, they may have breached data protection law. We are here to represent anyone affected by such data breaches in their fight for justice, as victims could be entitled to thousands of pounds in compensation – all on a No Win, No Fee basis.

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Travel industry data breaches

Hotel Travel Data Breach

In recent years, several monumental travel industry data breaches have hit the headlines, highlighting how travel companies are prime targets for hackers seeking to harvest personal data. However, the travel industry is not just targeted for its wealth of sensitive information – many reports and exposés have revealed that too many travel companies have failed, and continue to fail, to simply protect customer data.

The extensive reports of poor data security in the travel industry demand a strong response, which is why we are representing affected customers of a number of travel industry data breaches. Our huge British Airways data breach group action is the first GDPR Group Litigation Order in England and Wales, and we are looking to recover thousands of pounds in compensation for our clients.

If you have suffered the harmful effects of a data protection breach, we are here to help.

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Data breach group action cases

UK Data Group Action

Every data breach can have a damaging impact on its victims, but the most impactful are perhaps those which happen at large corporations or organisations. The sheer amount of information exposed can be huge if a large company’s systems are subjected to a hack or a security error. In the most wide-reaching cases, thousands or even millions of victims could become vulnerable to criminal activity. Groups of data breach victims can claim compensation together in data breach group action cases, and we engage in this style of work a lot.

We have played a key role in many consumer group actions over the years, helping thousands of victims to achieve justice and win the compensation that they deserve. There can be strength in numbers – claiming in one group can allow us to present a strong, collective force against the defendants, and it can also demonstrate how harmful the implications of the data breach have been.

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Make a claim for a workplace data breach

data breach hidden costs

As employees, we often have to disclose a substantial amount of personal data to our employers, whether it be for the purposes of payroll records, or for workplace safety. Some of this information can be intensely private, so employees can feel exposed and unsafe when a workplace data breach occurs.

If you have been affected by a data breach in your place of work, you may be able to make a compensation claim on the basis that your employer has broken data protection law. No one should have their privacy breached under any circumstances, but it can be even worse when you have to visit the environment the breach occurred in on a daily basis.

We understand that it may feel difficult to bring a claim against your current or former employer, but we are here to take this stress off your hands. If you are considering making a claim, we can offer free, no-obligation advice on your potential case. We may also be able to represent you for a claim on a No Win, No Fee basis.

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