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Instances of school data breaches investigated by the ICO include:
School data breach claims can be made against:
You have the right to make an educational data breach claim if an organisation has failed to protect you or your child’s personal data. However, where you have had financial or medical harm, stress, or anxiety, as a result of a school compromising the personal data of your child or yourself, a more substantial case can be made.
Cybercriminals continue to become more sophisticated, but this doesn’t mean schools are not accountable in any way. If they have done everything they can to protect your data, it is unlikely that you would be able to make a successful claim. However, if they don’t have strong security processes and procedures in place, which has ultimately led to a school data breach, they need to be held to account.
In most cases, school data breaches occur due to human error and a failure to have suitable security measures in place, and these mistakes are just as likely to happen offline as they are online.
With these types of data breaches, it is often the case that the full impact is not always felt until months after the incident has occurred. This is especially true when personal records have been accessed without permission, there have been many situations where experiencing school data breaches has led to negative life events.
Some examples include having to move house or to a new area, losing a job, relationship stress, and separation/dislocation from friends and family. All of this can culminate in a diagnosable psychological condition, and it is more likely to happen months after the breach initially happened.
If a school or other educational body has failed to protect your personal information, you could be entitled to start a claim against them if you have suffered because of the breach. Contact us today to find out more about making a school data breach claim.
The standard time limit to start any type of data breach claim is 6 years. It is important to note that this limit is counted from when you first become aware of the data breach (or should reasonably know about it). Typically, this is when the company behind the app informs you of the breach.
We recommend that you get in touch with us as soon as you can if you think you may have been the victim of an app or website data breach. Even if you suspect the time limit of your app/website data breach claim has passed it is still worth contacting us as the time limits in these cases can be complex, so you may be able to claim.
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