The Twitch data leak has been widely reported in the media over the last week, with the earnings and pay-out information for streamers being exposed.
So far, the Amazon-owned platform is saying that the data breach arose from a server configuration issue, but hackers have also reportedly claimed responsibility for leaking exposed information. It is understood that a list of pay-out details for streamers is doing the rounds on social media and on the web, and all evidence points toward the list being accurate.
For a platform that has prided itself on confidentiality when it comes to the earnings and pay-out information for its streamers, this data breach is alarming. For anyone who is affected in England and Wales, here is some legal advice for you.
A sizeable data breach
According to widespread media reports, the size of the file doing the rounds that contains earnings and pay-out information for streamers exposed in the Twitch data leak is 125GB. Some streamers are understood to be earning millions of dollars, and many people will understandably wish for their income details to remain confidential.
Now this has been exposed, there has been anger among people affected. It is not yet known as to whether UK regulators have been made aware of the incident, but we expect that they will be given its size and its nature.
What can victims of the Twitch data leak do?
Victims of the Twitch data leak could be entitled to claim data breach compensation in accordance with the GDPR. On the facts that we know so far, this incident could constitute a breach of the law. Where this is proven, victims could then be eligible to claim compensation.
When you pursue a data breach compensation claim, you can be eligible to recover damages for any distress caused by the loss of control of your personal information. You do not have to have suffered any form of financial loss or incurred any expenses to be able to claim, but if this is applicable, this can be factored into a legal case. Claims for distress are generally based on how badly you are impacted, what information has been exposed, and how much of it is involved.
We can offer eligible claimants in England and Wales No Win, No Fee legal representation. As our name confirms, we are The Group Action Lawyers, so we are specialists in this area of law. A large number of the group and multi-party actions that we pursue are for victims of privacy breaches, given that they are a frequent occurrence these days. We represent thousands of victims claiming compensation against TalkTalk, Equifax, British Airways, Virgin Media, easyJet, Ticketmaster, and many more.
Free, no-obligation advice
Victims of the Twitch data leak who are interested in pursuing a data breach claim for compensation can speak to our team now for free, no-obligation advice.
If we can confirm that you are eligible to pursue a legal case, we should then be able to represent you for a case on a No Win, No Fee basis. This means that, subject to the agreed terms and conditions in place, we can agree to waive our legal fees if the case is not successful.
IMPORTANT: advice on this page is intended to be up-to-date for the 'first published date'.
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First published by Author on October 12, 2021
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