Easyjet Hack Compensation: MILLIONS of Easyjet customers whose personal information was taken as a result of a data breach may be eligible to file a claim for compensation.
Last year, hackers gained access to sensitive personal information of passengers, including financial information, as a result of a cyberattack on the airline. It is estimated that up to nine million easyJet passengers may have been affected by the data breach, which was originally discovered in May of this year.
Anyone who has been harmed is eligible to file a claim for compensation, which experts estimate might be worth thousands of pounds per person.
Email addresses, names, and travel information were among the information stolen, and the credit card information of around 2,000 consumers was accessed.
Lawyers for the victims of the attack are suing the airline for compensation, claiming that they could be entitled up to £2,000 per person affected by the hack. Working in several fields related to data protection and privacy, our human rights department has more than two decades of combined experience.
The continual changes in how individuals and businesses utilize personal information and data require us to stay up with changes in information and data protection law in order to provide the best advice possible to our clients. We have successfully pursued compensation claims on behalf of customers whose personal, medical, and financial information had been improperly accessed by others.
Partner Sean Humber has a wealth of knowledge and experience in the areas of privacy, data breach, and information law, among other things. He has obtained favorable settlements in a variety of matters involving the disclosure of confidential material, both intentionally and accidentally, without the approval or knowledge of the parties involved. Claims have been filed against a variety of businesses, as well as the police, local governments, and the National Health Service.
Gene Matthews, a partner in the Human Rights department, has nearly two decades of experience in initiating group claims (multiple party actions) on behalf of clients against multinational corporations as well as actions against the government of a foreign country.
In a data breach that occurred on the 19th of May, 2020, EasyJet revealed that the sensitive personal information of 9 million passengers had been exposed. It took EasyJet four months to notify its customers about the incident, despite notifying the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office of the issue in January 2019. It said that email addresses and travel information had been stolen and that the credit and debit card information of 2,208 clients had been “accessibly” stolen.
On behalf of EasyJet customers who were touched by the data breach, international law firm PGMBM filed a class-action lawsuit in the High Court of London, with a potential liability of £18 billion, or £2,000 per person who was impacted.
Customers have the right to compensation under Article 82 of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) if they have experienced inconvenience, distress, irritation, or a loss of control over their personal information.