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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.

The impact of student data breaches

It should always be remembered just how bad the impact can be when it comes to student data breaches. Schools store and process a significant wealth of very personal and private information about their pupils, and it can be very distressing if such information is ever misused or exposed.

Data could include sensitive domestic information, medical details, and information about special needs and requirements. We are entitled to privacy, and we have a right to control who knows what about us, as it can be incredibly uncomfortable to know that people know things about us that we do not want them to know. If such information is ever exposed or disclosed without consent, this can be very distressing for those affected.

Legal action for school privacy matters

Victims of student data breaches can be entitled to claim privacy compensation and, for eligible clients, we are able to offer No Win, No Fee legal representation. For students at schools or colleges who are under the age of 18, a parent or guardian can act as a “Litigation Friend” as part of a case so the minor can benefit from resolving the matter when they need to.

The legal action that victims could take is all about the GDPR in most modern cases. This vital piece of legislation can allow the victim of a data breach to pursue compensation for any distress caused by the loss of control of personal information. In most cases, it is the distress that you claim for as most people do not lose money or have to pay costs as a result of a data breach. However, if these are applicable factors, they can be considered.

Generally speaking, the more a person suffers, the more their claim for data breach compensation could be worth in terms of a valuation and final pay-out. When it comes to particularly private and sensitive information, claim values can be substantial.

Victims of a data breach, or their parents and guardians for anyone under the age of 18, can speak to our team here now for free, no-obligation legal advice.

A recent example: Sandon School in Chelmsford

In a recent example of student data breaches, Chelmsford-based Sandon School has reportedly suffered a leak of private information, according to Essex Live.

It has been reported that parents received emails that included the details of pupils with special educational needs, including information about the specifics of their needs and their “mental states”. This is understood to have taken place toward the end of January, with the school accepting that some information had been leaked by accident.

The kind of information that appears to be at the heart of this data leak is very sensitive indeed and could be a real cause of distress for those affected. Whilst we do not know exactly how this has happened, this example serves to show how personal and sensitive information can end up in the wrong hands.

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