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You could be entitled to claim compensation if you have been affected by an incident that involves leaked school records, and we may be able to represent you on a No Win, No Fee basis.
Schools need to store and process a significant wealth of very personal and sensitive information for the pupils in their care. It goes beyond the usual names and addresses, and can include sensitive data about education requirements as well as, in some cases, medical information and domestic data to support students where necessary. This means that any incident involving leaked school records could have a huge impact on those who are affected when they lose control over their right to privacy.
Because of the dangers involved, it is essential that schools do all they can to uphold the GDPR and protect the information in the charge. If they fail to do so, they could be in breach of data protection legislation which means that anybody affected by an event where information has been misused or exposed could be entitled to pursue data breach compensation.
If we believe that an incident you were affected by warrants pursuing a case, we may be able to represent you for a claim. The best thing to do is to contact our team for free, no-obligation legal advice here now.
In a recent incident involving leaked school records, Hereford’s Bluecoat School reportedly had to deal with the fallout of pupils’ full names and addresses being posted on the dark web.
It has been known as far back as October that the school was targeted by cybercriminals and that systems and servers may have been breached. Unfortunately, it appears that the data for some 1,000 pupils, data which included ages and special education requirement information, was reportedly leaked on the dark web.
This incident serves as an obvious reminder as to the real dangers of leaked school records, and the impact on those affected could be substantial. For those whose data also included special education information, this may include special category data that the GDPR specifically protects.
When it comes to what kind of data protection breach compensation amount could be applied to your case, the general rule we apply is this: the more severe the impact, the more the claim could be worth. We can assess the severity of the impact based on how you personally feel about what has happened, as this can differ from person to person. There are also factors that can be broadly applied to cases, which can include things like the nature of the information affected, how much is involved, and who information may have been breached to (or exposed by). There is also the context of the data breach to consider, as the name and address for someone vulnerable could cause significant distress if it is leaked.
Our average data breach settlement as of 2022 is at just over £6,000 per claimant with our firm. This includes a broad range of individual cases, from minor incidents to the more severe. It is clear that it is worth your time pursuing a data breach compensation case with us, and we may be able to recover much more for you than other law firms may be able to. Unlike some other firms that settle quickly and cheaply, we are all about making sure that our clients obtain the fair justice they are truly entitled to.
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