Category: GDPR

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

GDPR Regulations

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

Hotel Travel Data Breach

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

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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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About GDPR and compensation claims

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In many ways, GDPR and compensation claims are linked. However, when it comes to reporting and fines, the issue of compensation is usually a separate matter entirely.

When it comes to making a claim for data breach compensation, we can use GDPR as the legal basis for the claim. We can  allege breaches of the GDPR that means you are entitled to receive damages as a victim of an incident.

However, the investigations, reporting and fines is usually separate to a private compensation claim you can make with us. An organisation that receives a fine or is reported for a breach doesn’t automatically open the door to compensation for you. What you need is a No Win, No Fee Data Breach Lawyer to pursue a legal case for you, and that’s where we come in.

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We could see a huge Marriott GDPR fine

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The scale of the Marriott GDPR fine that could be issued after last year’s huge data breach incident could set the precedent. And it could be significant.

The Marriott data breach saw a wealth of personal and account data exposed for a number of years between 2014 and 2018. It affected some 500m people and may have compromised passports and exposed travel information. As such, this is an incredibly serous data breach, and any punishment issued will need to reflect that.

The costs of dealing with the breach, plus the legal action costs and regulatory fines, could be monstrous for the hotel chain.

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Inquiry calls for greater Facebook regulation

social media scammers

An inquiry from the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee has called for greater Facebook regulation to shift the power from the corporations to the people.

Recommendations include an independent regulator that could be responsible for enforcing an ethical code of conduct that all tech firms must adhere to. They could also be handed powers to bring legal proceedings for breaches and enforce new rules for tech firms to prevent and remove disinformation, false news and harmful content.

The inquiry was launched off the back of the Cambridge Analytica scandal and also focuses on the misuse of personal data as well.

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Business data breach headlines being ignored?

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It’s understood that business data breach headlines are still being ignored by business leaders, despite the monumental costs and consequences they can have.

Although the research and studies bring about all sorts of facts and figures, another recent worrying one indicated that only around a third of businesses are properly investing in new software to protect themselves against the increasing risks of hacks and business data breaches.

With huge names suffering massive losses as a result of big breaches, this number really isn’t reflective of a proper desire to protect the data they hold.

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GDPR data breach increasing or just more reporting?

data breaches expected to soar with introduction of new gdpr rules

Are we seeing an increase in GDPR data breach instances since the new rules came into force in May 2018, or is it just a case of more reporting?

According to recent research, reports of GDPR data breach incidents more than doubled between May, which saw the new rules come into force on 25th, and June 2018 the following month. Does this mean that incidents massively spiked and increased during that short period of time, or are organisations so in fear of the new rules that they’re reporting every little breach that may be happening?

The results are what we expected.

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