Bloomberg Law
May 26, 2020, 9:16 PM

EasyJet Faces U.K. Claim Over Data Hack of 9 Million Customers

Andrea Vittorio
Andrea Vittorio

EasyJet Plc customers filed a lawsuit in the U.K. against the low-cost carrier after a breach that affected about 9 million customers’ data, according to the plaintiffs’ attorney.

The proposed class action, filed May 22 in the Queen’s Bench Division of the High Court of London on behalf of about 40 customers, seeks payouts as high as £2,000 ($2,468) each, said the firm, PGMBM.

The claim alleges violations of Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation, which lets consumers seek compensation for privacy failures. Companies can also face fines under the law as high as 4% of annual revenue.

EasyJet declined to ...