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TeamSport Data Breach Claims

Former employees of TeamSport are affected. Are you one of them? If so, our group actions can help.

Get justice for the TeamSport data breach

TeamSport Indoor Karting, which operates racing circuits across the UK, suffered a significant data breach. The breach affects former employees of the company.

The details compromised in the TeamSport data breach included:

All of these can be used by cybercriminals to commit identity/financial fraud and other crimes.

Keller Lenkner UK has launched a group action against TeamSport Indoor Karting. Group actions can be a powerful tool and can have a bigger impact than a single claim.

IF YOU HAVE BEEN AFFECTED BY THE TEAMSPORT DATA BREACH, WE CAN HELP YOU MAKE A NO-WIN, NO-FEE CLAIM FOR COMPENSATION.

Why claim TeamSport data breach compensation?

Hold TeamSport to account for failing to protect your private information.

Receive financial compensation for your losses.

Force companies to implement better data security.

Holding TeamSport Indoor Karting to account

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) – the UK’s data protection regulator – is aware of the TeamSport Indoor Karting data breach.

It has the power to impose hefty fines on organisations who fail to meet their data protection requirements.

But any payment imposed by the ICO will not be used to compensate victims.

JOIN THE KELLER LENKNER UK DATA BREACH GROUP ACTION TO GET THE JUSTICE YOU DESERVE.

Talk to our expert data breach lawyers today on 0151 459 5850

TeamSport Data Breach Timeline

  • 22nd March 2019
    A TeamSport Indoor Karting file was released in error. This file contained personal information relating to a number of individual’s previous employment with the company.
  • March 2019
    TeamSport wrote to all those impacted by the breach and informed the ICO.

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WHAT IS A GROUP ACTION?

 

Find out more about making a group action claim for compensation against TeamSport.

WHAT DOES NO-WIN, NO-FEE MEAN?

 

What does no-win, no-fee actually mean and are there really no costs if you appoint us?

Why use Keller Lenkner UK to make a claim?

We are one of the most experienced multi-claimant law firms in the UK.

Our GDPR, data breach and cybercrime specialists have a combined experience of over 50 years.

We represent clients in group actions and individual cases with innovation, resources, and expertise.

We work with expert barristers to ensure you get the very best level of legal support available.

We have all the resources and global expertise necessary to take on complicated cases and win.

We have offices in Chancery Lane, London and Liverpool City Centre, and the technology to provide a nationwide service.

We use technology to deliver a better legal experience to our clients.

We work on a no-win, no-fee basis.

We make the process straightforward and hassle-free.

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Your questions answered

See our answers to the FAQs we get asked about the TeamSport Data Breach.

FAQs about the TeamSport data breach

TeamSport Indoor Karting suffered a significant data breach after a file was released in error. This file contained personal information relating to their previous employment with the company.

The information violated in this privacy breach includes:

  • Names
  • Titles
  • National Insurance numbers
  • Employment start dates
  • Student loan deductions
  • Tax codes
  • Earnings and Tax information.

TeamSport has written to all former employees who are impacted by the breach.

TeamSport has apologised for the data breach and accepted that it did not keep the data as safe as it would have expected.

An investigation is now taking place to establish how this incident occurred. The ICO has also been notified about the breach (as is required by law).

While TeamSport says that the error was spotted promptly, and that the recipient of the file deleted the information and did not disclose it to another party, we have already received a number of enquiries from people who are worried about what could happen now that their personal and financial information has been exposed.

Indeed, while TeamSport says that it considers the risk involved to those affected by the data breach to be negligible, this may not be the case.

In many data breach cases it can take months for the full implications and losses to become apparent. We have seen instances where the financial losses only start to occur three to six months later. What’s more, simply knowing that your details have been exposed can lead to anxiety and distress.

By now those former employees who have been affected should have been contacted by the TeamSport Indoor Karting. If you have received this letter, then you may be able to claim compensation once the matter has been investigated.

To ensure that you are fully informed and kept up to date, fill in our quick form and we will notify you about the investigation and your legal rights when making a claim.

What can you claim for?

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:

Financial loses

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.

Distress

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.

Loss of privacy

Your data has value, and organisations must be held to account if they fail to protect your right to data privacy or otherwise do not uphold your GDPR rights.
 

How to protect yourself following a data breach or cybercrime

  • Contact your bank or credit card provider immediately if your financial data has been exposed.
  • Check all bills and emails for goods or services you have not ordered.
  • Check your bank account for unfamiliar transactions.
  • Alert your bank or credit card provider immediately if there is any suspicious activity.
  • Monitor your credit score for any unexpected dips.
  • Call Credit, Experian and Equifax to ensure credit isn’t taken out in your name.
  • Never provide your PIN or full password to anyone (even someone claiming to be from your bank).
  • Never been pressured into moving money to another account for fraud reasons. A legitimate bank won’t ask you to do this.
  • Follow the security instructions provided by the organisation that breached your data.
  • Never automatically click on any suspicious links or downloads in emails or texts.
  • Don’t assume an email or phone call is authentic just because someone has your details.
  • Be careful who you trust – criminals often use scare tactics to try and trick you into revealing your security details.
  • Know that, even if you recognise a name or number, it might not be genuine.
  • Don’t be rushed or pressured into making a decision. A trustworthy organisation would never force you to make a financial transaction on the spot.
  • Never provide your full password, pin or security code to someone over the phone (or via message). If a bank believes a transaction has been fraudulent, they will not ask for this information to cancel the transaction.
  • Listen to your instincts and ask questions if something feels “off”.
  • Refuse requests for personal or financial information and stop discussions if you are at all unsure.
  • Contact your bank or financial service provider on a number you know and trust to check if a communication is genuine.
  • Be cautious of unsolicited communications that refer you to a web page asking for personal data.
  • Don’t accept friend requests from people you don’t know on social media.
  • Review your online privacy settings.
  • Report suspected fraud attempts to the police and Action Fraud.
  • Register with the Cifas protective registration service to slow down credit applications made in your name.
  • Change your passwords regularly and use a different password for every account (a password manager can help with this).
  • Protect your devices with up-to-date internet security software.

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