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MSE News: Data hacking victims should have help claiming compensation, report finds

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Broadband & Internet Access
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Broadband & Internet Access
Victims of data breaches may soon find it easier to claim compensation following a parliamentary report...
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'Data hacking victims should have help claiming compensation, report finds'
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  • EctophileEctophile Forumite
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    Clearer upfront info on cancelling contracts in the event of a data breach. Telecoms companies have been told they should clarify, in simple language for consumers, if financial losses as a result of a data breach would be sufficient grounds to terminate a contract early – so potential customers can make an informed choice when choosing a service or product.

    In reality, it's a safe bet that every company would opt out of this provision, giving consumers no choice. The opting out would be buried deep in the T&Cs, in obscure language.
    If it sticks, force it.
    If it breaks, well it wasn't working right anyway.
  • boo_starboo_star Forumite
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    Ectophile wrote: »
    In reality, it's a safe bet that every company would opt out of this provision, giving consumers no choice. The opting out would be buried deep in the T&Cs, in obscure language.

    I was going to say the exact same thing.

    All that will happen is they'll bury a clause in the T&C's stating that you can't cancel because they were negligent in data security.

    More toothless stick-waving from the government.
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