In May 2020 British EasyJet admitted that it had been the victim of a cyber-attack that has affected approximately 9 million customers. EasyJet first became aware of the data breach in January 2020 but failed to notify its customers promptly, or at all. The data stolen ranged from names and email addresses to credit card information including the 3 digit CVV security code. The Easyjet data breach is one of the most recent major data breaches in 2020.
How much compensation will I receive? Typical compensation is between £1000 – £5000 depending on what data was breached.
Which customers does this data breach affect? Although EasyJet has advised that there is no evidence that the data has been misused, the data could already be available to cybercriminals that will use it to target people for phishing attempts and financial crime. All EasyJet account holders have been affected by having their data breached. It does not matter if at this time you have suffered any loss. You are entitled to compensation whether EasyJet wrote to you or not.
Should I have received correspondence from EasyJet to notify me of the data breach? EasyJet have been communicating with a number of customers to notify them of the breach and warn of potential phishing attacks, being especially cautious of any communication received from EasyJet or EasyJet Holidays.
What should I do now? The Data Protectors can help you make a claim for compensation even if you have not experienced a financial loss as a result of the EasyJet data breach. Contact us today to start your claim (link to contact form).
What will it cost me to make a claim for the EasyJet data breach? Our specialist data protection solicitors work on a ‘no-win, no-fee’ basis so if your solicitor does not win your case, you will not be required to pay legal fees.