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We’ve accepted instructions to act for victims of the University of Greenwich data leak that saw hundreds (but potentially thousands) of people’s personal information visible on the university website.
Information included personal contact details; medical information; private family information; progress reports; and even signatures of students. The information had been visible for public view, and although it still isn’t clear how this has happened, the current theory is that the information was supposed to be on a secure portal and not supposed to be accessible from Google searches.
As well as acting for individuals who have received confirmation that they have been affected, we have also been contacted by people who want to know if they have been affected or not.
The University has a duty to inform those who have been affected. We have seen a copy of a letter that has been sent out to some students, which appears to be a fairly standard template for those affected, but it remains unclear as to whether the university has contacted all of those involved.
At the moment, we are not sure that they have – as stated above, they have a duty to inform victims, so if your information has been publicly visible when it shouldn’t have, they should be informing you.
If you haven’t received confirmation that you have been affected by University of Greenwich data leak then hopefully you are not involved, but if you are unsure, contact the university to find out.
If you have received confirmation either in writing or verbally then we can assist with a claim if you wish to make one.
Our Data Leak Lawyers are currently advising and representing confirmed victims who have been affected by this breach, so we can help you too if you are a victim.
We’re representing victims for several huge data leak actions including this one, and our lawyers are equipped to fight for your rights as a victim of a data protection breach.
Please contact us for confidential advice about your rights and we will be happy to guide you and represent you if you would like us to do so.
At present, from what we have seen from letters sent to victims, they are being offered a subscription to credit check services due to the worry that victim’s personal and financial information was visible, as well as their signatures, which leaves them open to fraud and identity theft.
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