Our Data Leak Lawyers have commenced investigations in to the serious data breach committed by The University of Greenwich which saw private information of hundreds of students posted online.
The information posted was alongside minutes from the university's Faculty Research Degrees Committee. It included personal information about students that was published online and accessible through simple Google searches. Although the information has been removed, it is feared that it may still be available.
The data breach of personal information was serious enough. Unfortunately there was additional information for some students that included medical and mental health problems, and an example disclosed by media sources that states a student had a brother fighting in a Middle Eastern army.
Staff comments and progress information were included in the information that was published as well, and copies of private emails between students and staff were also visible.
The ICO has already been contacted about the incident and it is likely that enforcement action will be taken. The ICO investigates data protection breaches on a continual basis, and they're likely to impose fines that could be in the tens or even hundreds of thousands of pounds.
In total, fines can be in the millions of pounds.
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We're already involved in several group actions for data breaches of a similar nature, and we act for individuals involved in serious data breaches that have had their private and confidential information leaked or disclosed.
We are currently acting for a number of individuals who had their private medical information disclosed by way of a breach last year, and this new action we are investigating for the leak at The University of Greenwich is of a similar nature.
We are therefore accepting cases on a no win, no fee basis.
In a word from our team:
"This is unfortunately yet another serious breach of data protection and human rights laws. As lawyers already involved in ongoing and past actions, we're sadly not surprised by what has happened, and this is another example of a lack of care in terms of protecting the confidential and private information that organisations are in control of."
Our work is extremely important. We all have a right to privacy; and our rights when it comes to how our personal data and information is used and handled is enshrined in law. But for too long now organisations have flouted their duties and people have become the victims of widespread scandals where personal information that is sensitive and confidential has been leaked to people who should never have seen it.
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The Data Leak Lawyers have represented substantial cohorts of claimants in Group Litigation Order actions. Aside from our work in multi-party claims, we also represent considerable numbers of individual claimants that range from medical data leaks to council and social services data breaches.
Some of these cases are particulary sensitive. As a firm of lawyers who also take forward large numbers of complex and serious data protection breach compensation claims, we can offer a network of legal experts from our in-house staff to the Barristers we have close relations with, and indeed the lawyers and firms we work with around the world.
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