Many high street retailers are using online shopping and in-store technology to boost profits and make the buying process easier. But when moving to a digital model, too many stores don’t make protecting customers from online fraud a priority.
But merchants must invest in robust security measures to eradicate any security vulnerabilities and keep shoppers safe. Until this happens, retail data breaches will continue, and people will be forced to make compensation claims to recoup their losses and uphold their data privacy rights.
IF YOU HAVE BEEN A VICTIM OF A RETAIL DATA BREACH, WE CAN HELP YOU MAKE A NO-WIN, NO-FEE CLAIM FOR COMPENSATION.
Retail data breaches are becoming all too common. Here are just some examples:
See our answers to the FAQs we get asked about retail data breaches.
If you have had an email from Dixon’s Carphone informing you that your details were compromised in this attack, you could be entitled to several thousand pounds in compensation. So it’s important to act now.
If you have experienced scams and phishing attempts since the breach, and you suspect that the criminals are using your Equifax data, it is worth checking to find out. All you have to do is to ask Equifax if you were involved. Keller Lenkner can make a data request to find this out for you.
FatFace is facing a backlash on social media after the retailer asked customers to keep news of a hack “strictly confidential”. We can only imagine this was a poorly thought-out attempt to protect its brand reputation.
The only way to get Equifax data breach compensation is to make a claim. And, with this case now underway, you should find out if you can claim to ensure you do not miss out on any compensation owed.
The fact that the Equifax data breach happened under old data protection laws has proved to be fortuitous for the company. Not least because Equifax did not have to adhere to newer more stringent consumer rights guidelines.
While each case is judged on its own merits, there are some things we would typically look for when it comes to when claiming compensation following a data breach, cybercrime or other GDPR violation:
With stolen data, cybercriminals can make purchases using your bank and credit cards, apply for credit in your name, set up fraudulent bank accounts and access your existing online accounts.
GDPR failures, cybercrime and data breaches can have a significant impact on you, both mentally and physically. They can cause or exacerbate anxiety, stress and other psychological conditions.