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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.
The GDPR can entitle victims of a data leak at school to be eligible to pursue a claim for compensation. You do not have to have lost any money or paid anything out to be able to pursue a case, as the law can entitle you to claim for any distress caused by the loss of control of your personal information. We will elaborate on this a little more below.
Your right to claim can largely stem from a few simple questions, such as:
If the answer to the questions above is “yes” then you could be eligible to pursue a legal case for compensation. If we think that the claim is one that we can succeed with, we can represent you on a No Win, No Fee basis.
Schools and educational organisations often store and process a great deal of very personal and sensitive information. Not only does this include the usual contact data, but it may also include financial information, medical details, and information about domestic circumstances.
This may all be required for a number of reasons. For many, it is about the payment of certain fees for clubs or care before or after school-time has finished. It may also be needed for educational support.
The key point here is that any data leak at school could lead to very personal and sensitive information being exposed or misused. When a person loses control over their right to confidentiality, this can be really distressing, especially when we are talking about such personal and sensitive information. What the law can entitle you to do is receive compensation for a data breach that compensates you for the distress that you suffer from.
It can be easy to see how a simple error could lead to a data leak at school that involves incredibly personal and sensitive information about pupils. In one example that was reported to have taken place earlier this year, it was reported that private information was leaked to pupils and parents that included details about pupils who receive free school meals, as well as details about financial statuses and special educational needs matters. The incident is understood to have happened when a document was shared for a mock timetable by a teacher who was apparently not aware that it also contained the sensitive data in question.
It is understood that the school has been in contact with those affected, but the damage has already been done. Many of us know what it can be like in a school environment and that children talk, and now private and sensitive matters have been disclosed without consent.
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