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Compensation claims for consumer data breaches can allow thousands of people to group their cases together into one efficient set of legal proceedings.
Court proceedings may be brought together to form a Group Litigation Order (GLO) which can be the best way to proceed with large volumes of cases where there are similar or identical issues. In a data breach setting, this usually means that singular events such as a cyberattack or a leak has led to the information for a large number of people being affected. Rather than pursuing thousands or even millions of individual claims, people can bring their cases together to better resolve the issues.
To speak to us about pursuing a consumer data breach compensation claim, you can call our helpline on 0800 634 75 75 or complete a call back form below.
To hackers, personal data is a valuable commodity, as it can be used to carry out many different types of cybercrime. To obtain this data, hackers often target businesses and other organisations with cyberattacks, and when their hacks are successful, this can be a sign of existing vulnerabilities. The data breaches identified by hacks can sometimes be damning evidence of company-wide data protection negligence.
At the Data Breach Lawyers, we know that the main culprits of data breaches are not always hackers, as they can instead be the hacked organisations themselves. If a third party has failed to impose sufficient cybersecurity measures, they may have breached data protection law. We are here to represent anyone affected by such data breaches in their fight for justice, as victims could be entitled to thousands of pounds in compensation – all on a No Win, No Fee basis.
Every data breach can have a damaging impact on its victims, but the most impactful are perhaps those which happen at large corporations or organisations. The sheer amount of information exposed can be huge if a large company’s systems are subjected to a hack or a security error. In the most wide-reaching cases, thousands or even millions of victims could become vulnerable to criminal activity. Groups of data breach victims can claim compensation together in data breach group action cases, and we engage in this style of work a lot.
We have played a key role in many consumer group actions over the years, helping thousands of victims to achieve justice and win the compensation that they deserve. There can be strength in numbers – claiming in one group can allow us to present a strong, collective force against the defendants, and it can also demonstrate how harmful the implications of the data breach have been.
You can join the Equifax Lawsuit in the UK that we have been helping clients for since news broke of the data breach back in 2017.
We now act for a large number of Claimants who have instructed us to represent them in their fight for justice. This was a preventable breach that has caused distress to a number of victims who were caught up in the incident. The vulnerability with Equifax’s systems should have been identified earlier as well.
If you’ve yet to join the Equifax lawsuit in the UK, there’s still time to do so. But you should get involved ASAP to avoid missing any key deadlines in the action.
You may be eligible to claim Equifax data breach compensation on a No Win, No Fee basis if you were a victim of the huge 2017 cyberattack.
We launched our legal action for justice once news of the breach hit the headlines. Since then, we’ve been taking cases on and we’re now acting for a large group of victims.
You still have time to join the Equifax data breach compensation action, but we’re urging anyone who has yet to sign-up to do so ASAP. There are deadlines to claim, and there could be court-imposed deadlines put in place as well. The action is well underway.
Equifax were recently fined £500,000.00 by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) as a result of the cyber attack. Despite the fact that the organisation turns over billions each year, the attack took place before the GDPR came into force. This meant that the maximum fine that the ICO could issue was the one they were given.
Victims of the Equifax cyber attack can be entitled to justice by claiming for data breach compensation. The cost of the claims should be met by Equifax and should act as a greater punishment for this avoidable attack.
You can start your Equifax data breach claim today. We’re offering No Win, No Fee arrangements, and we’re confident we will win the action.
We’re confident we will win your Equifax data breach claim for a number of reasons. The main factor here is that this breach was completely preventable. It was caused by Equifax failing to patch a known security vulnerability. On top of that, they also failed to identify the ongoing vulnerability.
Equifax have since accepted that their security was inadequate. Because this breach was preventable, we’re confident we can win our legal case against them.
It’s not too late to join the Equifax data breach lawsuit we launched last year. If you’ve yet to sign-up for a claim, get in touch now.
The recent news that Equifax have received the maximum fine over the breach has triggered a wave of new claims. We started our action against them last year and we’re already representing a group of victims, but it’s not too late to join.
We’re offering our services on a No Win, No Fee basis as part of our action for justice for data breach victims. Our lawyers are fighting in over 20 different data breach actions already.
The Equifax data breach fine issued by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has hit the maximum limit of £500,000.00.
The 2017 Equifax data breach resulted in some 700,000 UK citizens put at risk from data exposure. In total, around 15 million records were actually compromised.
This was a major breach for a number of reasons. Firstly, it was preventable; taking place because an employee failed to patch a known security vulnerably. Secondly, because the damage could have been lessened had Equifax have had proper systems in place to spot such a breach. Thirdly, because of who Equifax are. This is a company who is a credit-reference agency. The fact that a data breach has happened to them is incredibly worrying.