back to article Capita class action: 2,000 folks affected by data theft sign up

The number of claimants signing up to a collective action against Capita over the infamous March cyber security break-in and subsequent data exposure keeps going up, according to the lawyer overseeing the case. Manchester-based Barings Law dispatched a legal Letter of Claim to Capita concerning the breach in June after …

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  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    How do I know if my details where exposed?

    How do we know if our data has been exposed?

    Has my TV licence info been accessed.

    My pensions, nobody is giving us the info, so we can't sue them.

  3. TimMaher Silver badge
    Unhappy

    In other news.

    My B.H. just got an email from Freecycle saying that they have had account information stolen and to change their password; even though the passwords were hashed.

    I however haven’t.

    Odd.

  4. JimmyPage Silver badge
    Megaphone

    Er - not very good reporting

    "Class action" is a distinctly American concept that doesn't really translate to the UK. We have "Group Litigation Orders" - which the article should have made clear.

    https://www.emmlegal.com/publications/class-actions/

    1. Paul Kunert

      Re: Er - not very good reporting

      Watcha Jimmy, I'm afraid this is not correct. Class Actions are gaining steam here in the UK, and currently Apple, Google and others are facing proceedings such as this. Best wishes, Paul K @ The Reg

      1. JimmyPage Silver badge
        Mushroom

        Re: Er - not very good reporting

        Since it's fashionable to double down these days, I will.

        We do not have class action lawsuits in the UK. We do have Group Litigation orders as the link I provided explains.

        However if Class Actions lawsuits in the US are a cat, then Group litigation orders in the UK are an orange. That is different.

        Especially on a site infested with people whose livelihoods rely on the precise use of language I expect better.

    2. Colin Bull 1

      Re: Er - not very good reporting

      As a member of one of the pension schemes involved I would be interested in this. If it was not for the fact that Barings a lot of scamming bastards that ignore TPS and GDPR regulations and the Solicitors Regulation Authority do not give a fuck either.

      Angry of Tunbridge Wells

  5. Doctor Syntax Silver badge

    "Capita strongly rejects any suggestion that there is any valid basis for bringing claims against it as a result of the cyber incident."

    Rice-Divies applies

  6. David Austin

    "Capita strongly rejects any suggestion that there is any valid basis for bringing claims against it as a result of the cyber incident."

    - You promised to securely store personal data.

    - That personal data was illegally accessed and stolen.

    That sounds like a pretty solid valid basis to me - It's about time companies like this stopped taking all the profits, and passing on all the liabilities.

  7. bondyboy

    Would it be wise for an employee of crapita to join the suit?

    Asking for a friend

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      worth a go, ive asked about it, i have many years employment so if they want to make me redundant then that would cost a lot more and I can put my feet up for 6 months

  8. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    C(r)apita....there I've fixed that for you.

    Have over the 25 years of my it career come across these fly by nights a number of times, everytime it's been stories of measuring none cut ten, corner cutting and in one account where my other half was working for them, outright criminality.

    Each time I'm left thinking, close shave ..thank gawd I don't have to deal with their crap on a regular basis.... oh how I laughed when I got a letter from my pensions administrator to inform me of my inclusion in the breach. My fastidious pii handling skills honed through fear of being a victim of id theft were wasted efforts obv.

    The letter sent out by the capita team had the incorrect sign up details for a "complimentary" year subscription to experian's "credit file" checker.

    This would be great if there weren't two other providers of credit score that are used when people ask to rent a car or sign up for anew credit card or take out new insurance.....

    Had the summer to contemplate this rubbish with no further updates about the breach or how they secure changes to my pension to ensure only I can instruct to cash it in or transfer it.....not that I want to yet.

    I'm not a litigious, but I'm all for this class action suit.

    Where does one sign up ?

    1. Doctor Syntax Silver badge

      Re: C(r)apita....there I've fixed that for you.

      Fly by nights? No such luck, they're always there.

    2. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: C(r)apita....there I've fixed that for you.

      Why would any of those affected seriously want to join up with Experian - a company that's been hacked even more often than Capita?

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