Our quick and easy process allows you to start your data breach claim - sign-up today to claim potentially thousands in compensation.
Anyone who has been affected by school cyberattacks could be eligible to claim compensation on a No Win, No Fee basis with our leading team of expert privacy lawyers.
Read on for a little advice, and make sure to contact our team here now for free, no-obligation legal advice about getting started with a legal claim today.
The threats when it comes to school cyberattacks can be significant because such institutions will process and store a substantial wealth of sensitive information. It is not just about the names and contact details of children, but it is also about their learning and development, and possibly medical and domestic information that may need to be known to the school. Domestic situations are not as straightforward sometimes, which means that there may be a lot of data about children’s family situations and their safeguarding situations also.
At the same time, we know that there are funding and resource issues in our education system at the moment. When you combine the possibility of sensitive information being exposed with a lack of resources, there is a concerning cocktail that could be misused by cyberhackers to try to steal information.
Hackers could lock down systems using ransomware to demand that schools pay ransoms on the threat of prolonged inability to access data, which can affect children’s education, as well as threatening information leaks. You can see how it could be tempting for schools to pay fines to try to get themselves back up and running, which is exactly what the hackers are hoping for.
Anyone who has been affected by school cyberattacks could be eligible to pursue a GDPR compensation claim for any distress that has been caused by the misuse of their private information. Any data breach victim under the age of 18 normally needs a parent or guardian who is suitable to act as their “litigation friend” to help with pursuing the case. In the usual way, we can assess how significantly distressed a person is and then use that to pursue the claim and recover compensation for them.
Our No Win, No Fee approach means that we can write off our legal fees if the case does not succeed so you do not have to pay for them, subject to the agreed terms and conditions in place. All you need to do to get started is to speak to our legal team for free, no-obligation legal advice here now if you have been affected by school cyberattacks, or any other kind of breach or misuse of your private information.
We are Specialist Data Protection Claim Solicitors operating in England and Wales representing thousands of people in both individual claims and in dozens of group and multi-party actions that we have launched.
We are true pioneers in this area of law, having been a leading data breach compensation firm for years, given that we have been fighting for the rights of people in privacy situations for a lot longer than many other firms out there. We are close to 10 years since we initiated our first privacy compensation action, and we have represented people in some of the biggest leaks and hacks to have ever taken place. These include matters like the British Airways cyberattacks in 2018 and the Virgin Media data leak of 2020, as well as earlier hacks such as the TalkTalk attack in 2015.