Data breach group actions: claiming compensation

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You could be entitled to claim compensation by engaging in one of our data breach group actions, and we can offer No Win, No Fee legal representation for eligible clients.

Thousands of people can come together to claim as part of a single action, and each one could be entitled to receive potentially thousands of pounds in damages. We are experts in this area of law, and the team is always happy to speak to people about joining current actions or to discuss potential new actions.

Some of the infamous data breach group actions

As data breach experts who have been helping people claim privacy compensation for years, we have been involved in some of the most infamous data breach group actions and multi-party cases that have ever taken place.

These include two of the major earlier cyberattacks that affected TalkTalk in 2015, and the major Equifax one of 2017. It also includes one of the most infamous NHS data leaks that took place in 2015, the 56 Dean Street Clinic leak.

In terms of more recent events, we represent thousands of people claiming as victims of the 2018 British Airways cyberattacks, and thousands claiming as victims of the Virgin Media data leak. With thousands of clients on our books who are engaged in dozens of actions on top of the above, our unique experience in this niche and complex area of law is clear to see.

A few anniversaries

This time of the year actually marks a few anniversaries when it comes to some of the data breach group actions that we are representing people for. These include:

  • In early 2019, The (PFEW) Police Federation of England and Wales data breach incidents came to light. It was feared that some 120,000 people may have been affected across 40 different forces after they were caught up in a large-scale cyberattack.
  • It was in March 2020 that the discovery of the 118 118 Money data breach was in the media. There had been an unauthorised access event involving their network, and some customer information was accessed by the criminals.
  • Also in March 2020, the Robert Dyas data breach event took place which involved malware being used to access customer data transactions during that month.
  • And again, in March 2020, there was the infamous Watford Community Housing data leak that led to personal details for residents being leaked in an emailed spreadsheet.
  • In February 2021, it was discovered that Grosvenor Casinos had suffered a cyberattack that affected member data such as names, addresses and birth dates.

We represent clients engaged in actions for the above breaches. There are a couple more, but we cannot always go into too much detail about some of the private actions that we are running for groups. But it seems that the start of the year – particularly March – can be a busy time of the year for data breaches. The Virgin Media data leak discussed above also came to light in March 2020 as well.

Claiming data breach compensation now

You could be eligible to claim data breach compensation now on a No Win, No Fee basis. If we consider that the prospects of success for your case are good, that is when we may be able to work this way or you.

You can speak to the team now to discuss joining one of our current data breach group actions, or to talk to us about a potential new one. We are already representing thousands of people across dozens of actions, so our experience really does speak for itself.

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

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