BA cyber-attack compensation deadline: 12 months to go!

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We’re now just 12 months away from the official BA cyber-attack compensation deadline for the formal Group Litigation Order that has been established.

By order of the High Court of Justice, in October 2018, a formal GLO was put into place. This means that all cases that form as part of this action will be managed as part of the joint proceedings. Our firm has been appointed to the Steering Committee that’s responsible for the overall conduct of the litigation, and the deadline to join was set for 17th January 2021.

You may not be worried about the deadline given how far away it is. You should take heed of it, and there’s really no reason as to why you should delay starting your case.

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Dixons Carphone data breach fine issued

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The ICO (Information Commissioner’s Office) has issued a maximum Dixons Carphone data breach fine in the sum of £500,000.00.

As the breach period was prior to the introduction of the GDPR, they have escaped fines that could have hit hundreds of millions of pounds under the new rules. But the level of the fine that has been issued reflects the severity of this breach that resulted in the personal information for some 14 million people being compromised. It also led to the details for 5.6 million payment cards being exposed as well.

We’re representing victims for this breach and have been doing for a number of years since news of it broke a couple of years ago.

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New Year’s Honours List unsurprising

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News of the New Year’s Honours List data leak that hit the headlines last week didn’t come as much of a surprise to us.

Unfortunately, we see these kinds of leaks happening all of the time. They’re usually caused by human error, which we assume is the root of this one, and in most cases, they’re entirely avoidable. The law is clear, and everyone should know their responsibilities and ought to know that publishing the addresses for those receiving honours can be a breach of the law.

It’s understood that more than 1,000 people have been affected by the issue, with concerns raised over the security for some of those whose data has been leaked.

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The official BA data breach group action

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Here’s some information about the official BA data breach group action. There is only one formal Group Litigation Order (GLO) action, which is important for people to understand.

The primary reason as to why we’re discussing this is because there are a lot of law firms saying a lot of different things when it comes to data breach cases. Several are claiming to be “the experts” and claiming that they “lead the field”, but it’s vital to look beneath these soundbites to understand who you’re really dealing with. And since the British Airways GLO was formally given the go-ahead by Mr Justice Warby in October, many more lawyers are now getting involved.

Here’s some vital information for you.

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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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Sweaty Betty data breach advice


News of the Sweaty Betty data breach hit the media last week where it has been confirmed that the retailer suffered a cyberattack that has led to the exposure of customer information.

Customers who placed an order either online or by telephone between Tuesday 19th November and Wednesday 27th November 2019 may have been affected. It’s understood that malicious code had been inserted into their e-commerce system where data processed through it has been copied and therefore exposed.

If you have been affected by this incident as a resident in England or Wales, you can speak to our team today for free, no-obligation advice.

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The British Airways Data Event Group Litigation

The British Airways Data Event Group Litigation was formally established after a hearing that took place on 4th October 2019.

The purpose of this action – which is a formal Group Litigation Order (GLO) – is for the common issues for victims affected by the 2018 BA cyber-attacks to be argued as one. There’s little point in arguing each individual case when the issues are so common, so if we can get the common issues resolved, it then becomes a matter of individual compensation.

We know that it can be somewhat confusing to know where to turn when you need legal advice and representation. Here’s some advice about the official GLO that may be useful for you.

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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.

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BA data breach class action: what you need to know

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Here’s a bit of a brief ‘what you need to know’ when it comes to the BA data breach class action, given that we continue to take new cases on all the time.

We understand that many people will want the answers to a number of questions before they sign-up for a case. It can be a bit scary when it comes to formally instructing a lawyer to represent you for something like this, so let’s try and put your mind at ease.

We’ll answer some of the common questions that are asked, but as always, please don’t hesitate to speak to our team if you need to. To go ahead and sign-up to join the BA Groupie Action, you can visit the website here.

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British Airways GDPR fine and group action were avoidable

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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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NHS cybersecurity and the rights for data breach victims

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When we look at important topics such as NHS cybersecurity, we usually approach it from the perspective of the victims, given that we’re data breach compensation lawyers.

GDPR ensures that there’s an important duty on all organisations – including the NHS – to take steps to protect the data that they store and process. Their duties are clear, and the punishments that can be issued by the ICO (Information Commissioner’s Office) are also clear, and they can be substantial.

But what about the victims? What can they do when it’s their data that has been exposed or misused? What are their rights?

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