If you are a victim of a data protection failure involving your identity documentation, check out our current group actions to see if we are running a claim related to that specific breach.
According to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), “your identity is one of your most valuable assets”. And, “If your identity is stolen, you can lose money and may find it difficult to get loans, credit cards or a mortgage”.
Cybercriminals are using all kinds of stolen data to build profiles that they can use for nefarious purposes, so the most valuable kind of information (other than financial data) is identity documentation.
When a data breach involves copies of passports, criminals often use this to assume the victim’s identity. They can then create fraudulent accounts, apply for loans or credit cards, and conduct other financial transactions in the victim’s name. Cybercriminals can also use stolen passport information to forge passports that are then used in money laundering, human trafficking, drug smuggling, and terrorist activities.
Stolen passports and other identity documentation poses a significant threat to both individuals and national security. So, organisations must make sure that this information is robustly protected. But, all too often, this is not happening.
Keller Postman UK is a group action law firm. With a group action claim, you and the other victims join together and fight to get compensation. Group actions can be a powerful tool and can have a bigger impact than a single claim.
If you are a victim of a data protection failure involving your identity documents, check out our current group actions to see if we are running a claim related to that specific breach.
f you are involved in a potential group action not listed below, please tell us about it! Where enough people come forward, we may launch a new claim.
We do not take on individual cases.
Don’t let the fear of costs stop you getting the justice you deserve. Contact us today and let us fight for you.
Cybercriminals are buying and selling a wide range of stolen identity data on the dark web. This includes:
If you are involved in a breach involving lost, stolen or otherwise compromised ID documents, you should report this to the issuing organisation ASAP. We also advise anyone who has had their ID compromised in a data breach to take immediate steps to protect themselves.
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.
On 10 October 2023, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) issued a reprimand for Optionis Group Limited for a withdrawal of personal data after a cyber-attack.