Legal claims launched as British Airways data breach hits 380,000

Airline data breach

Legal claims have been launched as the British Airways data breach revealed last week has hit some 380,000 customers.

Card numbers, expiry dates and security codes (CVV) have been exposed in the attack, together with the personal details of the victims.

This is an incredibly serious data breach that will likely result in a significant fine that could amount to £500m for breaches of the new GDPR that came into force in May 2018. Victims of the British Airways data breach can be eligible to launch a legal case for any financial loss, distress and inconvenience caused with us as well.

Are you affected by the British Airways data breach?

You should have been informed by now if you’re a victim of the British Airways data breach, but it’s important to know that British Airways has faced criticism over their handling of the incident, and some victims may not have been informed yet.

It’s likely you may be affected if you made a booking, or changed a booking, between 10.58pm on 21 August 2018 and 9:45pm on 5 September 2018.

Victims of the British Airways data breach can be eligible to compensation

Victims of the British Airways data breach can be eligible to claim compensation. This includes UK citizens affected by the breach as well as foreign Claimants because the data that was held and exposed by the airliner falls within the jurisdiction of England and Wales.

We’re able to assist victims of the British Airways data breach claim for compensation on a No Win, No Fee basis, which means that we can waive our legal fees if the action does not succeed. We do this where we are confident that we can win the action. Given the nature of the data breach, the fact this was a sustained breach, and the fact that British Airways has already accepted that they will compensate people for financial losses, we’re confident we can win the action.

Sign-up for British Airways data breach now

You can sign-up to be a part of the legal action launched for compensation for victims of the British Airways data breach by completing a form.

This is a significant incident that should never have happened in the first place in our view. Our Data Breach Lawyers are dedicated to ensuring that any victim of the British Airways data breach who wishes to claim compensation can benefit from our expert representation.

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

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