Victims of a school cybersecurity breach can be entitled to make a claim for compensation on a No Win, No Fee basis with the help of our expert team.
Any misuse, exposure or loss of information that stems from a school data breach can lead to significant distress for the victims, and it’s important that they’re entitled to justice for what has happened. Whether it’s a breach, hack, leak, or someone misusing information they have access to, or in any other circumstances, a claim could be made.
For several years, we have been at the forefront of data breach compensation claiming as a leading law firm that specialises in this niche area of law. Our advice is available for you on a free and no-obligation basis, and we’ll do all we can to fight for the rights of victims who instruct us for a legal case.
Claim compensation for a school cybersecurity breach
A victim of a school cybersecurity breach can be entitled to make a claim for compensation with us on a No Win, No Fee basis.
This kind of cyberattack is incredibly serious given the wealth of personal and sensitive data that is being held about children; i.e. potentially vulnerable individuals. Whether it’s an internal unauthorised access event or an external hack, a victim can claim where the school has failed to properly secure the data they’re responsible for.
Information that could be misused or exposed may include:
- The usual personal and contact information;
- Attainment records and examination data;
- Medical and special educational needs (SEN) information;
- Safeguarding data.
If this information is misused or exposed, the distress that can be suffered by the victim could be significant. In the wrong hands, this kind of data could cause a great deal of harm as well.
Data breach compensation amounts that we claim for people are designed to reflect the severity of any impact on the victims. Our priority is ensuring our clients get the fair justice that they deserve.
How to initiate a case like this
You may be reading this as a parent or guardian and wondering how you pursue a school cybersecurity breach claim on behalf of your dependant.
The process is simple and easy.
A Litigation Friend is appointed for the case, which is usually a parent or guardian. They will be responsible for acting on behalf of the victim with us by providing information and instructions. When it comes to settling a case, we can take the matter to a special court hearing where a judge can approve a provisional settlement to make sure that the interests of the victim are served.
Money from the compensation settlement can then be placed into a special court trust fund until the victim reaches the age of 18. The trust funds are known to have good rates of interest, and money can be withdrawn with permission from the court for things that may be required.
The importance of instructing the right solicitor
When it comes to a school cybersecurity breach, if you’re reading this as a parent or guardian, you want to make sure that your dependant’s claim is safe.
With us, you need not worry.
We are a specialist data breach compensation law firm that focuses on cases in this niche area of law. We have decades of experience in representing victims for No Win, No Fee cases, and over five years specifically for data breach claims. Thousands of people have come directly to us for our expert help, and our lawyers are also involved with dozens of group and multi-party actions. This includes being appointed to the Steering Committee for the BA Group Action.
For you, this means one thing: we’re an experienced and trusted law firm.
For free, no-obligation advice, please don’t hesitate to contact our team.
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First published by Matthew on January 30, 2020
Posted in the following categories: Claims Council Cybersecurity Schools Security and tagged with compensation | council | cyber attack | cybersecurity | personal data | school data breaches