If you are a victim of a data protection failure involving your, or your child’s, educational data, check out our current group actions to see if we are running a claim related to that specific breach.
We all have a right to privacy as we go about our daily lives, but it is becoming more and more difficult to protect our personal information, even in places where we should feel most secure.
Schools are responsible for handling a wealth of sensitive data, including information about our children. But unfortunately, many are falling short when it comes to data protection.
There has been a worrying rise in data breaches across the UK childcare and educational sector. Nobody wants to sue a school. But sometimes, making a claim is the only way to get justice and force security improvements.
With limited budgets and competing priorities, it’s not surprising that data protection is often overlooked. But this has made schools, nurseries, universities, and colleges prime targets for hackers who are eager to get their hands on valuable personal information. And that’s not the only risk. Human error is also a major contributor to data breaches in the education sector, and without proper data protection training, staff may unintentionally put personal data at risk.
The consequences of a data breach in the education sector can be devastating. Sensitive personal information about children and their families could be exposed, leading to identity theft, fraud, and other serious problems. So, it’s imperative that schools take data protection seriously, invest in staff training, and ensure that the right safeguards are in place to keep our personal information safe.
Keller Postman UK is a group action law firm. With a group action claim, you and the other victims join together and fight to get compensation. Group actions can be a powerful tool and can have a bigger impact than a single claim.
If you (or your child) are a victim of a data protection failure involving educational data, check out our current group actions to see if we are running a claim related to that specific breach.
If the action you want to join is not listed, please contact us and tell us about it! Where enough people come forward, we may launch a new claim.
We do not take on individual cases.
Don’t let the fear of costs stop you getting the justice you deserve. Contact us today and let us fight for you.
Many of these incidents related to children. The most common reason behind data breaches within the education sector include:
While each case is judged on its own merits, there are some things we would typically look for when it comes to when claiming compensation following a data breach, cybercrime or other GDPR violation:
With stolen data, cybercriminals can make purchases using your bank and credit cards, apply for credit in your name, set up fraudulent bank accounts and access your existing online accounts.
GDPR failures, cybercrime and data breaches can have a significant impact on you, both mentally and physically. They can cause or exacerbate anxiety, stress and other psychological conditions.
Nobody wants to sue their child’s school, but sometimes, making a claim is the only way to force security improvements. So, if you or a member of your family has experienced a school, college, or university data protection breach, you have the right to claim compensation.