Victims of the Virgin Media data breach can be entitled, by law, to recover compensation for the unlawful access to records that took place.
The GDPR provides us with a legal right for our privacy to be maintained and our private data to be protected. When our rights are breached, victims could claim compensation for any distress caused, and for any losses and expenses incurred.
Here is how we can help you if you have been affected by the leak. To get started with your legal case now, all you need to do is complete the forms on the main section of our website here.
You can be entitled to claim compensation for the unlawful access to records. In the Virgin Media data leak case, this happened as the company allowed access to people’s records by virtue of the error that had been made.
The error was that a database was left unsecured and was accessible online for a period of 10 months between April 2019 and February 2020. During the breach period, at least one unknown third party is understood to have accessed the database, and this led to allowing the unlawful access to records for some 900,000 people.
The GDPR provides protection for people when it comes to privacy and personal information. It provides us with the right to have control over who knows what about us. If this control is taken away from us, that is when a victim could claim. In this case, our argument is that the error that left the database unsure has led to victims losing control over their private information. This can cause victims distress, and the GDPR can allow a victim to recover compensation for the distress caused by the loss of control of their personal information.
As well as Virgin Media data breach victims being eligible to claim compensation for the distress caused by the unlawful access to records, losses and expenses can be considered as well.
You do not have to have suffered any actual financial loss or paid anything out to claim. You can recover damages for just the distress alone. But if you do suffer as a result of something like fraud, or if you have to pay anything out as a direct result of the breach, these losses and expenses can be taken into account.
They are often referred to as Special Damages. As long as the losses or expenses are the result of the breach, and you have proof of the losses and/or expenses, you could be entitled to claim them back.
Once you have completed the forms, your case can be set up and launched without delay.
As long as you have received confirmation that you were affected by this incident, you should be eligible to join our action for justice.
IMPORTANT: advice on this page is intended to be up-to-date for the 'first published date'.
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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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.
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