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Category: Education Sector Data Breaches

May 20, 2022

Student data breaches compensation claims

Victims of student data breaches can be entitled to pursue claims for privacy compensation, and we can represent eligible claimants on a No Win, No Fee basis.

Your Lawyers, as leading data leak lawyers, understand the impact that a data breach can have on the victim. Representing thousands of clients and having recovered over £1m in data damages for mostly individual clients, we really do understand how badly privacy breaches can affect the victims.

This is why we do what we do: we are here to help you now, and our legal team is happy to provide free, no-obligation advice about data and privacy matters now.

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April 01, 2022

Claim compensation for a data leak at school

Victims of a data leak at school could be entitled to claim compensation now on a No Win, No Fee basis with leading privacy experts Your Lawyers – The Data Leak Lawyers.

Our experience in this area of law speaks for itself as one of the first firms in England to pursue No Win, No Fee data breach compensation claims. Representing thousands of data breach claimants for almost a decade, and with over £1m recovered for mostly individual data clients to date, our enviable reputation is the reason as to why many people come to us for help.

And that is what we want to do – we want to help people. Anyone who has suffered distress as a result of a data breach, leak or hack could be eligible to claim with us now.

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March 25, 2022

Scam emails from data breaches: compensation advice

Those who receive scam emails from data breaches could be eligible to claim compensation on a No Win, No Fee basis now, as the GDPR can entitle people to be able to claim.

Your Lawyers – The Data Leak Lawyers – is a leading firm of privacy compensation experts, representing thousands of people and having launched over 50 group and multi-party cases. With our history and experience dating back to much longer than many other firms out there when it comes to this niche area of law, we have already recovered over £1m in damages for mostly individual data clients.

Want to know if we can help you with a data breach legal case? No problem – just contact the team here now for free, no-obligation advice!

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March 23, 2022

Address is leaked to an ex-partner: claiming compensation

If your address is leaked to an ex-partner, you could be entitled to claim data breach compensation now on a No Win, No Fee basis.

Your Lawyers, as leading Data Leak Lawyers, has secured over £1m in compensation for mostly individual data clients, and this includes for victims where this very scenario has happened. We may not be able to undo any damage that has been caused, but the GDPR can entitle you to claim, and you could be owed thousands of pounds in data breach damages.

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February 22, 2022

School ransomware attacks – increasing dangers?

We are seeing more and more reports of school ransomware attacks, and it is concerning to see that hackers appear to be targeting this specific sector of civilisation.

Anyone who has lost control of their personal information could be entitled to pursue a claim for data breach compensation now.

Your Lawyers – as leading Data Leak Lawyers – represent thousands of people for data breach cases and have already recovered over £1m in damages for mostly individual clients. Having been working in this area of law for a great deal longer than most other data firms out there, our experience speaks for itself.

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February 16, 2022

Anglesey schools cyberattack: an example of the unknowns

Anglesey schools cyberattack: A small island off the coast of Wales, Anglesey does not have many schools, but all five of its secondary schools were reportedly hit by a cyberattack in late June last year.

In the wake of the attack, investigations began to establish whether or not data had been affected and, if so, to what extent. The unknown element of cyberattacks was clearly demonstrated in this incident, with schools left wondering what the complications could be as they scrambled to deal with the assault on their systems.

Unfortunately, cyberattacks have been hitting the education sector with increasing frequency in recent times, calling into question how effectively school cybersecurity can defend against such targeted attacks. Where schools have not done enough to protect personal information, they could be responsible for a breach of data protection law. If you have been affected by an incident like this, you may be eligible to pursue a data protection breach compensation claim.

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February 09, 2022

Skinners’ Kent schools data breach

In recent months, cyberattacks on the education sector have been rising, and Skinners’ Kent schools were among the targets last year. In early June 2021, it was revealed that Skinners’ Kent Academy Trust had reportedly succumbed to a hack, leaving the school unable to stay open.

At their worst, coordinated cyberattacks can make computer systems inoperable, and the hackers who have taken control may be able to steal personal information. Pupil information was likely put at risk in the hack at Skinners’ Kent schools, enabling it to be stolen by the hackers.

Many schools hold highly sensitive information about their pupils, which can heighten the risk to privacy when a data security incident occurs. Schools, like all organisations, have a duty to eliminate such risk as far as possible. Where they fail in this responsibility, they may be in breach of data protection law.

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January 03, 2022

Data leaked from Kent schools on the dark web

Following a cyberattack that took place in summer 2021 that affected IT provider Cantium, it has been reported that data leaked from Kent schools has now reportedly landed on the dark web.

If this is the case, there could be people whose personal and sensitive information is now in the hands of criminals and fraudsters who could use it to try to commit fraud and theft. Victims of the data breach, whoever they may be, will need to be very careful and vigilant, and steps will need to be taken to protect anyone that could be affected.

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December 22, 2021

Has a social worker leaked information and breached your confidentiality?

Usually run by local councils, social services hold large quantities of sensitive information about the people under their care. The private nature of the work they carry out means that they are required to keep to strict standards of confidentiality. If they fail to do so, perhaps if a social worker leaked information or failed to keep data secure, they may be in breach of data protection law.

Whether they are children in foster care, people with disabilities, or elderly residents of council care homes, there are thousands of people in the UK who have some form of care provided by their local authority. The integrity of social workers is generally taken for granted but there can, unfortunately, be individuals who let the good name of their profession down.

Their actions may have been accidental or intentional, but in either case, a social worker should be held accountable if they have compromised your right to privacy. By making a compensation claim, you can ensure that you achieve the justice you deserve.

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November 30, 2021

Ransomware affecting schools – spikes in attacks

In September 2020, the National Cyber Security Centre issued an alert, warning of increasing ransomware affecting schools, as well as colleges and universities. Earlier in 2021, the alert was updated to warn of yet another spike. The numerous headlines, especially over the summer, suggested that schools have been hit particularly hard, with successful attacks that can harm many people emerging on a regular basis.

Ransomware remains one of the most prominent cybersecurity threats faced by businesses and organisations in today’s digital age. Via ransomware, attackers could gain the power to take control of entire systems or networks. They could bring operations to a standstill, and could potentially steal swathes of private information. Where schools are concerned, ransomware can be particularly dangerous, as these organisations often hold a great deal of sensitive information relating to vulnerable children and young people.

As the ransomware threat shows no sign of abetting, it is essential that schools take action to improve their prevention and response methods, or they could be liable for the exposure of extensive personal data. Where a school has failed to protect the private details of you or your child, you could be eligible to pursue a data breach compensation claim now.

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