If so, you could be eligible for up to £2,000 or more depending upon your individual circumstances.
BA announced on the 7th September, 2018 that there had been a breach of its security systems leading to more than 500,000 customers like you having their personal data leaked. The Guardian reports that BA is now facing a £183m fine for their “poor security arrangements”.
This sensitive personal data included full names, debit/credit card numbers (including expiry dates and CVV’s), addresses and email addresses. The breach has led to all customers being required to monitor financial transactions on their debit/credit cards and potentially cancel/request re-issuance of their payment cards.
BA’s response has been to only offer to reimburse customers who suffer “direct financial losses” and to offer “credit rate monitoring.” This is not good enough.
Under Article 82 of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (EU-GDPR) you have a right to compensation for non-material damage. This means compensation for inconvenience, distress and annoyance associated with the data leak.
This is not the first time that BA’s IT systems have failed. BA have treated their customers poorly over the past few years and it is time to stand up to them and take action.
Note that you can only claim if you received an email from BA notifying you that you were a victim.
You may need to check your junk or spam email and the email subject probably started with
“Criminal Theft of Customer Data, more information”
It’s likely that you received the email in 2018, so it’s important you look back through your email account, checking your junk or spam folders to see if BA sent you this important email.
Once you find the email, please press one of the buttons on this page to proceed.
PGMBM are a top UK law firm combining the talents of some of the UK’s leading solicitors and barristers with the financial resources and expertise of American class action lawyers.
We are passionate about winning this case and are determined to hold BA to account.
In the USA, our sister firm has already won over $1 billion of compensation for consumers in similar cases.
By joining a group action with thousands of others like you led by the experts at PGMBM, you have the best chance of ensuring you receiver the highest compensation possible from BA.
We do everything for you and make your claim simple.
Tackle a large company for inadequately ensuring data security.
If eligible, you could receive thousands or possibly tens of thousands.
PGMBM will ensure that the process is simple and straightforward.
We believe we will be able to claim significant compensation in the thousands, or possibly tens of thousands, depending on circumstances.
Probably not. If BA insists on defending the case all the way to trial, then a handful of Claimants (likely between 10 and 20) will be selected out of the tens of thousands who will likely participate in this action in order to give evidence. Anyway, going to court is nothing to be afraid of- BA is in the wrong!
This is a “no-win, no-fee” case. We don’t get paid unless you do.
A couple of minutes. Once you have signed up, we will be back in touch with you within the next few weeks to obtain the rest of the information which is necessary in order for you to participate in the proposed Group Litigation.
Name, email, address and phone number.
Your information will be reviewed and then it will be determined if you are eligible to join the group litigation- all at no cost to you. There is no risk and all of your information is kept confidential.
All of the lawyers in the proposed group action are committed to obtaining compensation on your behalf as quickly as possible. As BA is one of the largest companies in the UK, however, it may be necessary to take them to court. If a quick settlement is achieved, you may receive your compensation in the next six months but if BA chooses to fight, it could take two years or so.
We will first try to settle your claim with BA by way of a pre-action letter. If that is unsuccessful, your claim may be brought as part of a Group Litigation Order (a “GLO”) which is the mechanism by which the courts in England and Wales manage thousands of cases which are all brought together at the same time.
We will bring claims on your behalf under the Data Protection Act 2018 (which incorporates the GDPR) and in the torts of misuse of private information/breach of confidence.
In the event that it is necessary to litigate, we will arrange insurance on behalf of all Claimants who sign up with us. This will protect you against having to pay BA’s costs in the unlikely event that the claim is lost.
For Clients who signed up pre 6 April 2019 PGMBM recover 100% success fee from the Defendant and Client keeps 100% of damages. For clients who sign up post 6 April 2019 PGMBM take 35% of any compensation.