It has recently been reported that one group of claimants in the British Airways group action have reached a settlement with the opposition. The action against the airline was initiated in response to their 2018 data breaches, in which hundreds of thousands of customers had their data subjected to unauthorised access. Although this initial British Airways data breach claim settlement has taken place, our claims against BA will continue until we win our clients the compensation that they deserve.
One law firm decided to negotiate a settlement of their claims, but due to an agreement of confidentiality, the number of the claims settled and the values of the compensation pay-outs have not been publicised. However, when compared with the 420,000 people affected by the data breach, we estimate that only a small subset of those affected have been awarded compensation so far.
We are continuing to pursue our legal action against BA, and we are confident that we will be able to succeed with the action and obtain damages for our clients. If you have yet to make a claim, make sure to start your legal case here now to avoid missing out.
Some claimants to receive compensation in initial British Airways data breach claim settlement
The British Airways data breach claim settlement only encompasses one group of claimants represented by a law firm in the Group Litigation Order. This means that there are thousands of claimants outside this group who have yet to obtain the compensation they deserve.
Although the compensation sums have not been revealed, one key detail of the British Airways data breach claim settlement is that it does not amount to an admission of liability from BA. The airline has denied responsibility for the claims since the beginning, and so the continued non-admission seems to have been included as a condition of the settlement. This is quite typical of these kinds of settlements in group actions, however.
In our view, it is clear that BA must know of its culpability. This may be the reason why the company has sought an early settlement of certain claims, as it may be attempting to avoid further scrutiny and higher financial costs.
There is still time to claim
If you were affected by the British Airways data breach but have yet to make a claim, there is still time left to join our group action so do not worry. In your claim, you could recover compensation for any distress you suffered as a result of the incident, or for any financial losses or expenses caused, where applicable.
Based on our evaluation of the current case law and our own settled claims, average compensation pay-outs for our clients are currently estimated to be in the region of £6,000. We cannot know for certain what the BA cases will settle for, but the above is what our current average estimate is.
With this initial British Airways data breach claim settlement, and the promise of No Win, No Fee representation, there should be nothing stopping you from making a claim with us.
Join our group action claim
All you need to do to join our group action is check your eligibility via our online form here now, and then simply enter a few details to get the process underway.
Our experience in data breach claims and group actions has given us the expertise to lead your claim to fruition, so sign up today to take advantage of our offer of No Win, No Fee representation.
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First published by Author on July 13, 2021
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