Category: GDPR

Ticketmaster data breach compensation action: two years on

Ticketmaster data breach compensation

This week marks the second anniversary of the Ticketmaster data breach compensation action that we launched when victims of the breach were notified about what had happened.

This was one of the first big breaches that took place just after the introduction of the GDPR. We knew it was just a matter of time until a data breach event like that took place, and we immediately started legal action. In fact, we launched the action by way of a formal Letter of Claim to Ticketmaster within weeks of the breach hitting the headlines in 2018.

We now act for a group of victims of the data breach who we are representing for compensation cases on a No Win, No Fee basis. If you have yet to start your case, you should do so ASAP, and we will outline what steps you need to take here.

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Derbyshire Virgin Media customers can claim compensation

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Huge numbers of Derbyshire Virgin Media customers have come forward to claim compensation as victims of the 2020 data breach following further coverage of the action in the media.

The Derbyshire Telegraph has featured a piece on the compensation action and the rights of midlands victims. Those who are affected by the data breach could be entitled to estimated compensation amounts of up to £5,000.00 as part of a possible £4.5bn package being pursued.

There could be more than 10,000 Derbyshire Virgin Media customers affected, and victims can claim via the Virgin Media Data Breach Group Action website here.

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Medical data breach compensation claims

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Medical data breach compensation claims are one of the most common types of cases that we take forward on a No Win, No Fee basis.

When it comes to the impact on victims, these kinds of cases can also be substantial given that medical data is precisely the kind of information we want to keep private.

Here’s a little guidance when it comes to when you may be eligible to make a claim for compensation and what it is that you can claim for. Our team can offer free, no-obligation advice about your options for justice.

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Watford Community Housing data breach compensation

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If you’ve been affected by the recent Watford Community Housing data breach, you may be entitled to claim compensation with us on a No Win, No Fee basis.

A huge number of victims have come forward and asked our team for help and assistance, and we’ve taken several legal cases forward. The data leak, classed as a “human error” incident where a spreadsheet containing customers’ information was accidentally sent by email to people, is a serious one. Some of the data in the spreadsheet included incredibly personal and sensitive information such as disability details, sexual orientation and religious beliefs.

This is a breach of the GDPR and victims can be entitled to claim compensation for the stress caused by the loss of control of their personal information.

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Missoma data breach advice

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If you have been affected by the recently discovered Missoma data breach, you may be entitled to bring a claim for compensation on a No Win, No Fee basis with us.

It’s understood that some customers who had placed orders with the jewellery brand as far back as September may have been affected by a cyberattack. Malicious software had reportedly been inserted into the payment processing section of the website, and this had led to data being exposed.

This isn’t the first time this kind of breach has taken place either, which may be seen as a damning indictment.

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Data breaches in 2019: has anything changed?

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As we have seen in recent years, there have been a large number of data breaches in 2019, and we’re wondering when the trends will change.

In an increasingly digitalised world, there are now more and more doorways open for hackers to break down. There are also more ways that data can be accidentally exposed with the greater use and reliance of technology. This was why the introduction of the GDPR last year was so important, yet despite the new laws, have we seen any positive changes?

We would have expected far greater improvements than what we have seen so far.

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British Airways GDPR fine and group action were avoidable

data breaches expected to soar with introduction of new gdpr rules

The mammoth British Airways GDPR fine and the group action for compensation we’re on the Steering Committee for were totally avoidable, meaning the airline could have saved themselves a fortune.

Research from HackerOne indicated that a simple Bug Bounty that could have cost less than £10,000.00 may have identified the vulnerabilities that led to the successful 2018 cyber-attack incidents. In fact, such a bounty could also have stopped the Carphone Warehouse, Ticketmaster and TalkTalk hacks as well, it’s understood.

The fact that this was avoidable can help the prospects of succeeding with the BA Group Action, although it’s important to know the difference between the fines and the compensation for victims.

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No Win, No Fee British Airways compensation representation

British Airways

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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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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Marriott data breach fine set to be £99m

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The provisional Marriott data breach fine is to be reportedly set at £99m, with news of this fine coming just days after the record-setting BA data breach fine.

This is another significant financial punishment issued by the UK’s data watchdog, the Information Commissioner’s Office. Marriott is understood to have expressed that they’re “disappointed” with the fine, despite the severity of this breach the fact that information had been exposed for such a long period of time.

These first major GDPR fines show one thing: that the ICO mean business when it comes to using the new legislation that came into force in May 2018.

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British Airways data breach fine and compensation claims

data breaches expected to soar with introduction of new gdpr rules

It’s important to understand that the £183m British Airways data breach fine and the action for compensation for victims are two different things.

The £183m fine that’s provisionally been issued by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is designed to be a punishment and a deterrent. Money from the fine will normally go to the treasury and is not for the victims of the breach, and that’s why we have our separate action for justice.

For the victims to be able to claim compensation, you’ll need to be a part of the pending group action that will likely be pursued in the courts. You can sign-up to join our claimant group here.

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BA data breach fine set to be record high of £183m

BA data breach

The BA data breach fine that the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is set to issue will be a record high of £183m.

The level of the fines reflects the severity of this breach that resulted in hundreds of thousands of people’s information being compromised. It will be the biggest financial penalty that the ICO has ever issue as part of the new GDPR rules that came into force last year.

We’ve been representing a number of people who are claiming for data breach compensation as victims of the incidents. If you’ve yet to start your No Win, No Fee legal case, you can sign-up here.

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