University Of Greenwich Data Leak
"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.
Details leaked include names; addresses; dates of birth; phone numbers; and signatures of students.
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.
Information Commissioners Office (ICO) Investigation
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.
Our Data Leak Lawyers View
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."
We Can Help
You have rights as a victim, and we may be able to help you claim for data leak compensation.
Request a call back from our team
Fill out our quick call back form below and we'll contact you when you're ready to talk to us.
All fields marked with a * are required.
Latest Blogs from The Data Leak Lawyers
Any incidents involving medical data storage breaches can be serious, and they can easily happen as more and more of the heal...Nov 21, 2019
The new legislation that came into force in May 2018 could lead to many incidents and violations, and this includes issues in...Nov 20, 2019
You can be entitled to make a claim for compensation if you have been the victim of a university cyber breach and your data h...Nov 19, 2019
Here's what you need to know about the BA data breach class action that was formed last month that we have been appointed to ...Nov 18, 2019
Unless you have fallen victim to such an incident, it can be hard to fully understand the impact when it comes to NHS staff s...Nov 15, 2019
In the same way that fines can be far higher, will we also see higher GDPR compensation amounts since the new law came into e...Nov 14, 2019
A victim of a police computer data breach can be entitled to make a claim for compensation for any distress or loss that's su...Nov 13, 2019