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Category: University Data Breaches

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February 28, 2024

University Account Data Breaches: Guide to Compensation with The Data Leak Lawyers

Unfortunately, with increased digital interactions, university account data breaches have become a prevalent threat, jeopardising the privacy and security of students and staff.

Living in the digital age has revolutionised the way we access and manage information, especially within educational institutions. If you have fallen victim to such a breach, understanding your rights and the potential for claiming compensation is paramount.

In this guide, we delve into the complexities of university account data breaches, exploring how The Data Leak Lawyers can assist victims in claiming thousands of pounds. Additionally, we can highlight the avenue of GDPR breach compensation and the No Win, No Fee options available for pursuing justice in privacy breaches.

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June 19, 2023

University of Manchester cybersecurity incident

The University of Manchester cybersecurity incident has been widely reported, and it is understood that information has been misused or exposed as a result of what has happened.

Unfortunately, the education institution is one in a long line of organisations that have fallen foul of cybersecurity incidents in recent years. The results of these data breaches often lead to significant swathes of personal information being misused and exposed.

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October 21, 2022

Education sector data breach compensation claims

Education sector data breach compensation claims can have a significant impact, and we can represent victims pursuing cases on a No Win, No Fee basis.

We are Your Lawyers – Leading Data Leak Lawyers – representing thousands of people pursuing privacy compensation cases, with victims potentially eligible to recover thousands of pounds in damages. Our expert team is happy to provide free, no-obligation legal advice and you can speak to them here now.

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August 30, 2022

Compensation for a university student data breach

You could be eligible to claim compensation for a university student data breach if you have been affected by this kind of incident and have suffered distress or any kind of loss.

The GDPR can entitle you to claim compensation for any impact on you that has been caused by the loss of control of your personal information. You do not have to have lost any money or paid out any expenses to claim but, if these are applicable factors, we can look to take them into account.

We are Your Lawyers – a leading firm of Data Leak Lawyers operating in England Wales. You can speak to our expert team here now for free, no-obligation advice about your legal rights to claim.

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August 22, 2022

Arden University Data Breach Compensation Action

We have agreed to take cases forward for a number of individuals who have approached us having been notified that they have been affected by the Arden University data breach.

Your Lawyers, as Leading Data Leak Lawyers representing thousands of people engaged in over 50 group and multi-party actions, often receive contact quickly after the notification of a breach has occurred. As we are open late in the evenings and over the weekends, we have been able to take a number of cases forward on a No Win, No Fee basis for those who have asked for our help.

If you have also received the important security notice from Arden University confirming that you are affected, please do not hesitate to contact us for free, no-obligation legal advice here now.

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July 20, 2022

Student data breach compensation claims

We may be able to represent you for a student data breach compensation claim on a No Win, No Fee basis if we believe that your circumstances could entitle you to claim damages.

Your Lawyers – as Leading Data Leak Lawyers – represent thousands of clients for privacy compensation cases, having recovered over £1m in data breach damages for mostly individual clients to date. Our team is on hand to provide free, no-obligation legal advice here now – find out if we can help you today.

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February 18, 2022

Data breaches in Cambridgeshire: city dubbed it UK’s “data breach capital” of 2020

An analysis of regional statistics for data breaches singled out Cambridgeshire as the region to suffer the sharpest peak in cybercrime incidents. Covering 20 regions of the UK for the period of 2016-18, the data from the Office for National Statistics reportedly led to Cambridgeshire being labelled the UK’s “data breach capital”, according to IT Pro. It is unclear why the number of data breaches in Cambridgeshire may have risen so significantly in this period.

Whilst Thames Valley reportedly recorded the highest number of attacks, Cambridgeshire was branded with the fastest rate of increases as well as the largest total for its population. The figures raise questions about why Cambridgeshire may have succumbed to so many data breaches in 2020, and what this peak tells us about general trends in cybercrime.

Your Lawyers, as leading specialists in data breach claims, are keen to see cyber threats being closely monitored. However, it is important that these statistics are used effectively as a way of pushing for improvements to cybersecurity and data protection policies. These figures should not just be meaningless numbers – they should be a means of holding data controllers accountable.

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November 24, 2021

Data breaches by schools and universities

Educational establishments commonly hold a wealth of information about their students, often to meet safeguarding requirements, or to ensure teachers have an appreciation of children’s personal circumstances. Such information can be valuable in providing care and support to students, yet it can also represent a security risk if organisations are not doing enough to protect this information. Due to the sensitivity of the information held, data breaches by schools and universities can be particularly harmful to those affected.

Unfortunately, cybercriminals also recognise the value of pupil and student data, seeing educational institutions as prime targets for hacks. The National Cyber Security Centre released an alert earlier this year revealing that the education sector was at an increased risk of ransomware attacks in late February, which is important to note.

With external threats to the sector high, it is essential that schools and universities are doing their utmost to protect personal information. Where they fail to do so, victims may be able to claim compensation for any loss of control of their personal information.

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October 22, 2021

University of Sunderland cyberattack

The University of Sunderland cyberattack situation remains ongoing, with a significant amount of their IT and infrastructure grinding to a halt as a result of the problems caused.

Your Lawyers – as Leading Data Leak Lawyers – are used to seeing these kinds of incidents. We are also used to representing people claiming data breach compensation from events like this, and we have successfully recovered damages for victims affected by university data breaches.

Whilst we do not know the extent of what information – if any – has been compromised in this incident, if there are victims whose right to privacy has been breached, we may be able to help.

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September 07, 2021

Cybersecurity in the education sector

The education sector is being increasingly targeted by cyberattacks, with the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) issuing a warning regarding the rising incidence of criminal attacks in late March. Primary schools, secondary schools and higher educational institutions all hold a wide variety of private information, some of which can be highly sensitive in nature. Ensuring good cybersecurity in the education sector is, therefore, of paramount importance to ensure the privacy and safety of both staff and students.

While some cyberattacks can be difficult to prevent, it can sometimes be the case that organisations have failed to ensure that their systems are secure enough, allowing hackers a point of easy access. When this occurs, the organisation in question may have breached data protection law.

It is essential that schools and universities do their bit to protect the information that they store and process, or they risk exposing staff and students to data misuse. Anyone who has been put in this vulnerable situation may be eligible to claim compensation for the harm caused, so do not hesitate to contact us if you think that you may have a claim to make.

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