University data breach claim advice

data breaches

If you need to make a university data breach claim, we may be able to represent you for a compensation case on a No Win, No Fee basis.

Universities can be targets for cybercriminals, and that includes foreign hackers who are trying to steal intelligence. They often hold a wealth of personal and sensitive information about thousands of people, so any information misuse or exposure can be incredibly damaging.

The good news is that we may be able to help you with a claim if the university has failed to protect your data and your rights to privacy.

Claiming compensation for a university data breach

If you’ve suffered distress or financial loss as a victim of a university data breach in England or Wales, we may be able to represent you for a claim for compensation.

These types of cases can be serious when you account for the nature of the information that universities hold for people. At the very least, it’s personal information, and likely financial information related to student fees and accommodation. But it can also be medical and sensitive information that the university may hold about you as part of managing your needs.

If that kind of information is exposed, we know the distress that can be caused can be serious.

What can you claim for a university data breach?

You may be able to claim compensation for the distress caused by a university data breach, and for any financial losses incurred as well.

It’s important to know that you don’t have to have suffered a financial loss to have a case, though. The distress alone can be more than enough to warrant a claim, and we often look at things such as:

  • The nature of the information that has been exposed (the more personal and sensitive, the more a case could be worth);
  • How much information has been exposed (the more data exposed, the more a case can be worth);
  • Who the data has been exposed to (the greater the exposure, the more a case can be worth).

No-obligation claims advice

We can offer you free, no-obligation advice if you’ve been the victim of a university data breach incident. One of the group cases we’re fighting for justice in involves the University of Greenwich, so we know how bad the distress can be for this type of breach.

If we can help you, we may be able to offer you a No Win, No Fee agreement.

IMPORTANT: advice on this page is intended to be up-to-date for the 'first published date'.

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