Educational breach

Clearly, the education system and childcare sector are often over-stretched as a result of budget cuts. A knock-on effect of this is that many fall foul of the stringent Data Protection Act/GDPR provisions mainly as a result of human error.

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What is an educational data breach claim?

Unfortunately, many nurseries, schools, colleges, universities and exam boards make data breach mistakes and when they do, there are severe consequences for children, staff, pupils, students and their respective families and victims may be entitled to education data breach compensation.

Nurseries, schools, colleges, universities and exam board control a vast amount of confidentially sensitive personal data and it is of utmost importance that this is handled correctly and is kept secure. There is even more importance attached to this when children are involved.

Examples of our work:

  • Posting of a letter containing a child’s personal information to a parent’s incorrect address when they informed the school of moving address.
  • Posting social media images of child online without consent from parents especially when that child’s location has been ordered by the Court to remain anonymous.
  • Ex-teacher unlawfully accessing school data bases to obtain personal information of a child and a parent for own personal use.
  • When institutions have suffered a cyberattack and personal information has been stolen due to insufficient IT systems.

You may be thinking that you do not want to sue an educational institution due to the fantastic job they do in our community. However, our approach is that if privacy is not preserved or is ill-used, this could have severe emotional, financial and reputational consequences for the person affected and leaves you open to being a victim of identity fraud. Even if there has been no loss suffered, you can still make an Educational Data Breach Claim if data has not been fully protected.

If you or a member of your family has been a victim, you have a right to claim compensation.

Why contact Irvings?

If we agree that you have an Educational Data Breach/GDPR claim, we will offer you ‘no-win-no fee-terms’. Once you are signed up with us, we will either:

  • Lodge a complaint to the defaulting educational establishment and the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) if you have not yet received an admission for the data protection breach, or,
  • Take over any complaint to the defaulting educational establishment and/or the ICO if it is still ongoing.

Once the complaint procedure has concluded, we will then instruct a specialist Barrister to assess the prospects of your cases and provide advice for obtaining insurance to fully cover you for bringing your claim if the defaulting educational establishment did not want to settle out of Court. This insurance means that you will not pay a penny to bring the case, whether you win or lose.

If you win you will receive compensation and we know that most (if not all) other solicitors will take 25% of whatever compensation you receive as standard. We are specialist whereas other firms are not and we will always look to reduce (or even remove) such a percentage as compensation is for our clients and not us. We will always strive to conclude your case swiftly and for the highest amount of compensation as is possible.

What to do next

If you think you are a victim of an Educational Data Breach, and may be entitled to education data breach compensation, please contact us to speak to one of our experts to get the ball rolling. Please see the bottom of this page for our direct contact details. Remember:

  • We offer a FREE initial meeting.
  • No financial risk for you with our no-win-no-fee promise and insurance protection against all legal costs or disbursements.
  • We have fully qualified solicitors who specialise in educational data breach claims.

If your data has been breached, such as being released into the public domain . . .
. . . you may have a claim.

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