15th October 2019
Half a million British Airways customers have been given the go ahead to bring compensation claims against the airline at the High Court.
The airline reported that it had suffered a cyber-attack on its systems in September 2018.
The Independent Commissioner’s Office was called to investigate and found that 500,000 customers had been affected,
Personal details, including payment data and addresses, were compromised by the hack, according to the ICOS’s findings.
BA began to contact affected customers last year and a group litigation order has now been given the go-ahead, paving the way for a mass legal action against BA.
The judge granted a window of 15 months for people to come forward and join the group litigation.
Louis Browne QC has been instructed by Hayes Connor Solicitors in Widnes to advise on the BA data breach group litigation and at present have a total of in excess of 500 clients.