Dixons Carphone Data Leak

Dixons Carphone has announced a serious data breach following hacking, which began in July last year. It is believed that the hackers may have gained access to sensitive information including 5.9 million payment card details and 1.2 million personal data records.

The company has said that 105,000 cards without chip-and-pin protection have been leaked and are working with the National Cyber Security Centre “to understand how this data breach has affected people in the UK and advise on mitigation measures”. Clearly, even those customers whose payment information has not been compromised may be exposed to identity fraud.

Nick McAleenan, Partner in the Data Privacy Law team, said:

"A data breach can have serious consequences and can lead to considerable worry, stress and anxiety on the part of those affected.

“If you have fallen victim to a data breach, JMW can advise you on your rights and the potential action to take in order to secure compensation and other remedies.”

JMW has helped many people who have been the victim of a data leak, including those affected by leaks at Morrisons supermarkets (the first data breach class action in the UK) and numerous large organisations.

The leak has raised serious concerns due to the sensitive nature of the data affected. JMW is on hand to support victims of the data leak.

If you believe that you were affected and would like to discuss bringing a claim, please get in touch by calling 0845 241 9107.

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