Back in January 2020, a data breach with easyJet airlines meant that 9 million people had their personal and confidential information stolen. The breach was not communicated to affected customers for four months, meaning that their was an extensive period of time whereby people were unable to take steps to minimise the damages – leaving them extremely vulnerable to further harm.
Of those 9 million people affected, 2208 also had their bank details taken. Personal data stolen includes:
- Date of Birth
- Passport Numbers
Estimated damages are £2,000 per person although some may be as low as £750.
How do I know if my data has been breached by easyJet?
Although the data breach occurred in January 2020, customers were not notified until mid-May, when easyJet disclosed the breach. The airline has also advised customers affected by the breach to be on the lookout for phishing emails. We believe it is unlikely that secondary passengers will have been contacted by easyJet, so it would be worth all secondary passengers checking with the person named as the lead passenger on their booking whether they were notified of a breach.
Who are we?
Fletchers Data Claims is a legal service provided by Fletchers Solicitors, a Top 100 UK Law Firm with over 30 years experience of fighting for consumer rights. If you have been the victim of a data breach then you may be entitled to claim for compensation for any losses or damage caused, as well as the distress that the incident has caused.
The Fletchers Data Claims service is there to represent your interests and help you claim back the compensation you are entitled to either through an individual claim against the organisation that breached your data or in some cases, through representing you and others are part of a large group action (often called a ‘class action’).
How do I claim?
If your data was part of the easyJet data breach then you may be entitled to compensation for the distress caused by the breach. Due to the nature of the data stolen, we believe that estimated average damages are £2,000 per person, although some may be as low as £750.
Even if you are lucky and the breach did not result in any specific loss or damage, you are still rightly entitled by law to claim compensation for the distress caused by the incident. It is important that businesses treat your data lawfully and with care and respect, and are held to account when they fail to do so.
All advice provided is free of charge and if we take your case on, we always work on a no win-no fee basis. That means if your claim following a data breach is not successful, you will not be charged a penny.