British Airways data class action insight

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As the British Airways data class action remains the hot topic of the data breach compensation world right now, we think that it’s important to put victims in the know when it comes to the recent developments.

And this is especially important now that the formal Group Litigation Order (GLO) has been given the go ahead by Mr Justice Warby in October this year. This means that it’s all now formal and there are court deadlines in place, and it’s important for Claimants to know what they now need to do.

Here’s some information about what the GLO means and what people now need to do to make sure that they can get involved in what’s set to be one of the biggest battles for justice ever seen.

British Airways data class action established

The British Airways data class action (or GLO / group action as they’re also often referred to) was given the formal go ahead in October this year.

This now means that:

  • There’s a deadline to join the compensation action;
  • The common issues in cases can be fought together as one legal fight to avoid the need for many cases to go through different courts around the country;
  • Formal court directions will take place whereby both the Claimants and the Defendant (BA) will need to do certain things by certain dates.

The point of all this is to make sure that everything is smooth and efficient toward what we hope (and expect) to be a positive conclusion where clients receive the compensation that they deserve. We aim to recover damages for any distress caused by the loss of control of information and recover any financial losses as well.

And if neither of those apply, you may still be able to claim and receive compensation anyway thanks a recent court ruling.

How does the GLO proceed?

The British Airways data class action now proceeds as a GLO, and a Steering Committee has been formed. The Steering Committee is responsible for the overall conduct of the litigation, and we have been appointed a position in this Committee by order of the High Court of Justice.

People who want to claim must now sign-up and comply with any court requirements, and you can do this via the BA Group Action website here. As long as you sign-up and comply with the court directions before the deadline in January 2021, everything should be fine.

As we are on the Steering Committee for the action, we are at the forefront of the fight for justice. Our clients can benefit from our No Win, No Fee representation and our insurance and funding which we have in place to protect our clients.

Join the British Airways data class action

You can join the British Airways data class action by going to our website here and completing the information if you’re eligible to make a case.

We recommend that you start your case as soon as you can in order to be able to benefit from any of the decisions that may take place over the coming months, and to make sure that your place is secured after the formal deadline has expired.

IMPORTANT: advice on this page is intended to be up-to-date for the 'first published date'.

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