Is Virgin Media liable for the data breach?


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If you feel unsure about whether Virgin Media is liable for the data breach, and this is stopping you from starting your case, there is no need to wait.

We are confident that we can succeed with the case which is why we are working for people on a No Win, No Fee basis. Given the circumstances of this breach, we believe that there is enough evidence to hold them liable to compensate victims, which is why we are pursuing our compensation action.

Here is why, and how we can help you today. You can get started with a legal case here now.

Will Virgin Media be found liable for the data breach?

We are confident that there are good prospects that we can find Virgin Media liable for the data breach that was revealed earlier this year.

The key reasons for this are that:

  • This was an error as opposed to a cyberattack. The employer of an employee that is negligent must normally take responsibility as they can be vicariously liable for an incident;
  • This was an avoidable breach, had the information been properly secured in the first place;
  • The information was left unsecured for a period of 10 months before it was eventually found – not by the company themselves, but by an independent security researcher.

During the lengthy data breach period between April 2019 and February 2020, at least one unknown third-party is understood to have accessed the unsecured database. Given this fact, and the above factors, we are confident that we can hold Virgin Media liable for the data breach.

If we can establish this, victims who claim data breach compensation with us could be awarded compensation. When we previously spoke to the media about potential early estimations for pay-outs, we set the early estimations at up to £5,000.00.

This is why we offer No Win, No Fee

We only ever offer to work for people on a No Win, No Fee basis when we are confident that the Defendant in a case – which is Virgin Media in this action – could be liable for the data breach.

It would not make any sense if we were to take a huge case on and pursue it on the basis that we risk receiving no legal fees at all unless we were confident enough that we would succeed with it. We carefully risk assess cases and actions and, when we consider there are reasonable enough prospects to proceed, that is what we do.

It is early days, and we can never be 100% sure as there can always be situations where a legitimate defence in law is presented. But we consider there is enough evidence to hold Virgin Media liable for the leak, and we are moving on with the action for justice.

We are also huge believers in access to justice, which is another reason that we offer No Win, No Fee legal representation.

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To start your claim for compensation today and benefit from our No Win, No Fee help, just complete the forms on the main page of our website here.

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

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We are representing Claimants as part of a pending Group Action arising from the data exposure that took place between April 2019 and 28th February 2020.

If you have received confirmation that your information was exposed in the data breach, you could be entitled to claim thousands of pounds in data breach compensation with NO WIN, NO FEE representation.

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First published by Matt jowett on September 14, 2020
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THE VIRGIN MEDIA DATA BREACH COMPENSATION ACTION


We are representing Claimants pursuing compensation arising from the Virgin Media Data Breach announced in March 2020.

If you have received confirmation that you have been affected by the data breach incident, you could be entitled to claim thousands of pounds in data breach compensation with us now on a No Win, No Fee basis.

We are a leading Consumer Action and Data Breach law firm that is representing Claimants in over 40 different group and multi-party actions. We sit on the Steering Committee for the first GDPR Group Litigation Order (GLO) action in England and Wales, the British Airways Group Action.

If a formal court action is established in this case, there will be a cut-off date to join. We recommend that you sign-up to start your case as soon as possible.

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