Travel data breaches compensation advice

Hotel Travel Data Breach

It looks like travel data breaches are on the rise. Hackers are likely targeting this sector because of the wealth of data that they could steal, and people need to be wary.

We’re more than used to representing people for data breaches that arise from the travel sector, and one of the big group actions we’re involved with is the BA Group Action. The damage that can be caused to the victims can be substantial, both in terms of the distress caused and for any money stolen as well.

We can represent victims who claim data breach compensation with us on a No Win, No Fee basis. If you have been the victim of a travel data breach, we may be able to help you also.

Why is the travel sector a target?

We may see increasing numbers of travel data breaches because the sector looks to be a clear target for cybercriminals.

When you consider the nature of the data that could be misused or exposed, you can see why.

Travel operators, airlines, hotels and other associated companies process and store a great deal of information.

For one traveller, this may include:

  • The usual personal and contact information;
  • Financial data used for payments, including payment card data;
  • Passport information, which could include images of them and other travel documents.

In the wrong hands, this kind of data could be used by criminals to commit direct fraud and / or identity theft. All hackers need to do is breach one server or system and they could get away with the sensitive travel data for millions of people.

Infamous examples

There are a few infamous examples of travel data breaches, which are also incidents we represent people for as well.

We have the first GDPR Group Litigation Order (GLO) in England and Wales that stemmed from the 2018 British Airways cyberattacks. We’re on the Steering Committee for the BA Group Action, and it could set precedent for future actions as one of the biggest data claims in history.

There was also the Cathay Pacific incident, the Marriott hacks, and the recently announced MGM data breach. That’s three very big companies that have been at the centre of significant attacks that have led to the data for millions of people being exposed.

Claiming compensation for travel data breaches

Victims of travel data breaches can be entitled to bring a claim for compensation with us on a No Win, No Fee basis.

Whether it’s a group action you wish to join, or if you have been the victim of an individual incident, we can help you.

Victims can be entitled to claim damages for any distress caused by the loss of control of personal information, and for any financial losses and expenses as well.

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

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