British Airways Data Breach Litigation Update (Get Your Claim In)

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British Airways had a data breach that allowed unauthorized third-party/parties access to passenger names, passport, and credit card information. BA has arrogantly continued to claim that there is no proof leaked credit cards would have been used in an unauthorized manner.

SPG Law

The British Information Commissioner’s Office and is the process of fining British Airways to the tune of £183 million and has already found that more than half a million passengers were affected.

You can access the SPG Law’s website here.

There was a hearing in the UK court earlier this month that two law firms representing more than 5,000 claimants attended. The judge granted a 15-month window for people to file their claims.

Not sure if this 15-month window is calculated from the hearing date or when this breach was first discovered. In either way, affected British Airways passengers can still register and become part of the class.

The court chose SPG Law to be the lead solicitor in this case because they had the highest number of claimants.

Here’s the information that SPG Law sent out yesterday to those who had signed up:

Download (PDF, 152KB)

Here are our previous pieces about this issue:

Remember To Get Your British Airways Data Breach Claims In!

British Airways Website And App Hacked & 380K Customer’s Credit Card And Other Information Stolen

British Airways: UPDATE On Website And App Hack – 380,000 Customer’s Credit Card And Other Information Stolen

British Airways Is Being Sued In Class Action Lawsuit Over Credit Card Data Hack – You Can Join In To Collect Up To US$1,630

UPDATE: British Airways Data Breach Affects Those That Made Award Bookings April 21 – July 28, 2018

Stolen Credit Card Data From British Airways Hack On Sale For $12 Million

Reader Question: British Airways Data Theft & Card Compromised?

Reader Question: $21K In Fraudulent Charges Due To British Airways Hack & HSBC Refuses To Dispute?

British Airways Is Facing a Record Breaking £183 Million Fine Over 2018 Data Breach

Conclusion

The five thousand or so claimants that have signed up by now only represent only 15% of the potential class. I hope that more British Airways passengers exercise their rights and become part of the lawsuit.

The requirement to include PNRs (passenger name records), last four digits of the credit card, and addresses used is burdensome. The issue I have with this is that a single passenger could have used multiple cards and addresses like myself. I have already cut in half the credit cards that have been breached, and I have four billing addresses in use.

Let’s hope that something significant will come out of this litigation.

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