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Anglia Ruskin University Data Breach Compensation Claims Guide – How Much Compensation Can I Claim? – Amounts For Anglia Ruskin University Data Breach

How To Make A Data Breach Claim Against Anglia Ruskin University

Welcome to our online guide discussing Anglia Ruskin University data breach cases. Throughout we are going to look at data breach claims in greater length. In doing so, this guide will cover numerous topics and answer critical questions, such as:

  • What is a data breach?
  • How are data breaches caused?
  • Could I make a data breach compensation claim if I have been affected by an Anglia Ruskin University data breach?
  • Can a solicitor offer to take on my case?
  • Should I begin my claim within a specified timeframe?
  • Would my case be handled under a No Win No Fee agreement?
Anglia Ruskin University data breach claims guide

Anglia Ruskin University data breach claims guide

By the time you have read this guide to the very end, you will have the answers to the questions outlined above, plus many others.

You will also have a greater understanding of what a data breach is, how they are caused, and most importantly, how to make a claim. If at any point when reading our guide you feel the need to speak with someone to discuss your case, please do not hesitate to contact our team—one of our advisers would be more than happy to talk with you.

To speak with an adviser, please call us on 0800 073 8804.

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  1. A Guide To Data Breach Claims Against Anglia Ruskin
  2. What Is A Data Breach By Anglia Ruskin University?
  3. The GDPR And University Data Protection
  4. Examples Of University Data Breaches
  5. How Common Are Data Breaches By Universities?
  6. What Are Common Criminal Causes Of Data Breaches?
  7. Types Of Compensation Which You May Claim
  8. Calculating Compensation For A Data Breach Claim Against Anglia Ruskin University
  9. Why Choose a Legal Expert For Your Claim?
  10. No Win No Fee Data Breach Claims Against Anglia Ruskin University
  11. Contact Us To Discuss Your Case
  12. Related Guides 

A Guide To Data Breach Claims Against Anglia Ruskin

Whenever we sign up for a new subscription service, purchase food from our favourite restaurant via an app or website, or even when we enrol in university, the businesses and organisations that use our data must keep it safe. This requirement is emphasised by law, such as the Data Protection Act 2018.

Our personal data is extremely valuable and must be protected. However, despite the measures set in place by legislation, there are unfortunate circumstances where lapses can occur, and errors are made. In doing so, this can result in our data becoming compromised.

If you happen to be affected by an Anglia Ruskin University data breach, then you will find the information within this guide beneficial. Throughout the course of the guide, we are going to provide you with free, impartial advice regarding the data breach claims process. However, while this guide aims to cover as much information as possible, we will not be able to cover every aspect of the claims process.

Therefore, if we do not answer any questions or provide information regarding your case, please do not worry. All you have to do is reach out and speak to one of our advisers. By talking to our claims team, one of our advisers can discuss your case in greater detail. In return, they can provide free, impartial advice, answer any questions you may have, and they can also help you kickstart your claim, by connecting you to a solicitor.

Time Limitation Period

While it is not a requirement to have a solicitor by your side when seeking compensation, having someone with expertise and knowledge in this area of law can be reassuring, making it all the less stressful. 

For instance, if one of our solicitors were to take on your claim, they would provide you with support and guidance every step of the way. They can also ensure you receive an accurate amount of compensation for the harm you’ve endured.

Every compensation claim will be required to meet specific criteria for a solicitor to take on the case. Data breach cases must be made within a 6-year timeframe in order for it to have a successful outcome. However, please note that there are exceptions to this limitation period. For example, if an Anglia Ruskin University data breach violates your human rights, then you would have 1-year to make your claim.

By beginning your claim as soon as possible provides your solicitor with time to build your case and collect evidence. So, if you are uncertain whether your case meets the requirements listed above, please do not hesitate to contact our team. One of our advisers would be more than happy to discuss your case in greater detail, outlining where it meets the relevant criteria.

What Is A Data Breach By Anglia Ruskin University?

Data breaches can be unpredictable and unexpected incidents that can cause various degrees of psychological trauma and financial loss. While there are policies and laws to promote data protection, there are unfortunate circumstances where breaches can occur. In return, they could compromise personal information, such as your:

  • Phone number
  • Email address
  • Home address
  • Bank information
  • Online activity
  • Passwords
  • Usernames

When discussing compensation claims for university data breaches, it is essential to acknowledge that students and staff members could have grounds to take legal action if they are affected by a data breach. 

For instance, as an employer and an organisation, Anglia Ruskin University must comply with data protection law to ensure its student and staff data is kept safe and secure. Failing to adhere to these legal requirements could ultimately compromise personal data safety, which in return could create numerous problems and cause damage.

Due to the unpredictable nature of a data breach, it is more than understandable to be unsure whether you can seek support and take legal action against the responsible party. To provide clarity, we will discuss Anglia Ruskin University data breach cases in greater detail within the sections that follow—providing insightful information and steps to consider.

The GDPR And University Data Protection

Within the previous sections, we briefly touched upon the laws and regulations that have been established around data protection. A prime example of this is the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The GDPR was enacted into UK law by the Data Protection Act 2018, and it plays a crucial role in data protection policy.

The GDPR has a notable duty which is holding third-parties that use and store data accountable. For clarity, we have included some essential duties and responsibilities contained in the GDPR below:

  • A Data Controller — this is the individual required to explain why your data is being processed and how it will be collected and stored.
  • The Data Subject — is the individual whose personal data is being collected/used.
  • Data Processor — The data processor is a company that will collect your data on behalf of the data controller.

In order for the roles listed above to be fulfilled to a high standard, the GDPR outlines rules that must be met. Here are some examples:

  • The data controller is required to follow all rules and regulations to ensure that they are acting accordingly.
  • Data subjects must be informed of how and why their data is being used.
  • All information that is being collected and stored must be kept up to date.

While the GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018 have established great foundations for organisations to follow, their hard work doesn’t prevent all breaches from occurring. Therefore, if you can prove that you have been affected by an Anglia Ruskin University data breach, please reach out and speak to one of our advisers — you could have grounds to seek compensation.

Examples Of University Data Breaches

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) could issue financial penalties to companies found in violation of data protection law. Understandably, you might be unfamiliar with the ICO, or more importantly, what impact they can have. 

So, in this section of the guide, we are going to look at a recent case study that discusses an investigation into a university data breach. We will then look in more detail at how the ICO could step in and be of assistance to you.

A recent study into UK universities documented that 54% of universities reported a data breach to the ICO in the last 12 months. It was also reported that 86 universities failed to provide their staff members with the relevant training and resources to prevent data breaches from occurring. This information was acquired by Redscan, as they issued a Freedom of Information request. Redscan also found that a lack of funding into data security was a pressing matter.

Cyber attacks are becoming more of a pressing matter. For instance, it was reported recently that criminals were targeting universities in an attempt to steal coronavirus research. Therefore, if a university’s data becomes compromised and causes its staff or students to suffer, they could be held accountable. For instance, staff members and students could consider taking legal action, and the ICO may issue a fine for a lack of data security.

Sources:

  • https://www.itgovernance.co.uk/blog/54-of-universities-reported-a-data-breach-in-the-past-year
  • https://www.redscan.com/media/The-state-of-cyber-security-across-UK-universities-Redscan-report.pdf

How Common Are Data Breaches By Universities?

We have a visceral reaction when discussing data breaches to connect them to technical issues, such as malware errors, ransomware, and technical malfunctions. While these factors can sometimes be the root cause of the issue, we must acknowledge other factors that could be at fault too. For instance, an Anglia Ruskin University data breach could be the result of poor practice or human error.

Some of the following incidents could cause an Anglia Ruskin University data breach:

  • An employee could send a letter containing private and confidential information to the wrong address, exposing another individual’s personal data.
  • A student could accidentally receive an email from a staff member, including private information, due to a lack of training.
  • Unauthorised parties could access rooms or unattended computers.

These are some example scenarios that could result in a data breach, but please know that there are various ways data can become compromised. 

If you can provide evidence that distinctly outlines how a data breach has caused you to suffer, then one of our solicitors could offer to take on your case. In doing so, the solicitor can be with you every step of the way, making the claims process that little bit easier.

Why not speak to one of our advisers to learn more about common causes of data breaches? Call the number at the top of the page to get in touch.

What Are Common Criminal Causes Of Data Breaches?

As we previously discussed, various factors can contribute to a data breach. Regardless of how it happens,  you could take some steps in the event you are affected by a data breach.

One of the first steps to consider is making a formal complaint to the company in question — in this case, it would be Anglia Ruskin University. By submitting a formal complaint, Anglia Ruskin University will most likely conduct an internal investigation into the matter. Once the investigation has been conducted, they should inform you of their findings.

Should Anglia Ruskin University fail to provide a satisfactory response, you could ask the ICO to investigate the matter. You can also request an ICO investigation if you disagree with the outcome. However, the ICO suggests that you contact them after 3-months of no communication has gone by. Should you wait any longer, then your request may be ignored.

Please use the number at the top of the page if you would like to speak with an adviser regarding any previously outlined information. Our claims team are well versed in data breach law, which means that they can offer free legal advice and secure the help you need.

Types Of Compensation Which You May Claim

If you happen to be affected by an Anglia Ruskin University data breach, you may question whether you could seek compensation. The answer to that is yes, provided you can prove the breach and harm caused. Compensation in data breach cases is often split into two categories:

  • Material damages — these are awarded to those that have experienced financial harm, such as bank account theft, identity fraud or somebody taking out credit in your name.
  • Non-material damages — damages of this nature are often awarded to those who endure psychological trauma, such as anxiety, depression or stress.

In order for your case to be successful, you will need to provide evidence to support it. Thankfully, you can provide various forms of evidence to support your case, such as financial documentation, proof of a formal complaint, and by attending a medical assessment as part of the claim.

For instance, if you have suffered psychological trauma, then you will be required to attend a medical assessment to support your case. The evaluation will be conducted by an impartial medical professional who will evaluate the extent of your injuries. After the assessment is completed, a report will be created to outline the severity of the injury type and whether there are any long-term implications. The information will be used to value and support your claim.

Here at Legal Expert, we can help organise a medical assessment. So if you would like to learn more, please speak to one of our advisers by calling the number at the top of the page.

Calculating Compensation For A Data Breach Claim Against Anglia Ruskin University

The aftermath of an Anglia Ruskin University data breach has the potential to cause severe implications to your mental well-being and your finances. Therefore, it is more than reasonable to consider taking legal action and seeking compensation for the unnecessary trauma you’ve endured.

Thanks to the case of Vidal-Hall and others v Google Inc [2015], compensation for psychosocial trauma can be awarded to those affected without the requirement of a financial loss. The case also clarified that compensation for psychological trauma could be valued with reference to personal injury law.

When seeking compensation for psychological trauma, it is critical to understand that each claim considers the unique circumstances at hand. In doing so, these circumstances can affect the amount of compensation awarded. To illustrate a clearer understanding of this process, we have included a table that uses the Judicial College Guidelines for reference.

Injury TypeSeverityAmount AwardedNotes
Psychiatric Damage GenerallyLess SevereUp to £5,500Mild symptoms that resolve within a short space of time.
Psychiatric Damage GenerallySevere£51,460 to £108,620Within this bracket, it will take into account various forms of trauma caused by sexual trauma, birth-related complications, work-related stress, and much more.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Moderately Severe£21,730 to £56,180PTSD of this nature would be expected to make a great recovery with the support of a medical professional. However, some implications will prevail.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Severe£56,180 to £94,470Severe PTSD would have a serious impact on the individual, as it would impact their social life and professional life.
Mental Anguish£4,380The individual would have a fear of impending death/ a reduction of life quality.

As we previously mentioned, it is also possible to seek compensation for any financial loss you’ve endured. For example, your case could consider the loss of potential earnings, travel costs, and medical expenses. You can supply bank statements, receipts, or credit scores to support this.

If you have any questions relating to the information outlined in this section of the guide, then why not click the live chat icon on the right corner of this page to speak with an adviser.

Why Choose a Legal Expert For Your Claim?

When searching for legal representation, many claimants take to the internet to further understand data breaches and the claims process. More specifically, claimants tend to read client reviews.

By reading client reviews, you can gain a greater understanding of the firm’s success rate, their service, and the experience of previous clients. We have been fortunate enough to have received numerous reviews that detail the service we provide to our clients. Please click here to look at them in detail.

After reading our reviews, you might question whether a solicitor could take on your case. Here at Legal Expert, we could connect those with valid grounds to claim with a No Win No Fee agreement. Thankfully, the internet allows solicitors to take on cases, regardless of location. Should a solicitor offer to handle your claim, then they can keep in contact with you via telephone, email, in writing or through face-to-face meetings.

No Win No Fee Data Breach Claims Against Anglia Ruskin University

One of the last things you might suspect is to be the victim of an Anglia Ruskin University data breach. However, if you happen to suffer due to a data breach, then you may question whether you could take legal action, and on top of that, you might have concerns about how you are going to fund your potential case.

No one should ever be disheartened from taking legal action due to financial concerns, and it is for that reason one of our solicitors could offer to take on your claim under a No Win No Fee agreement. A No Win No Fee agreement is a legal fee framework that provides claimants with legal advice and representation. For instance, if a solicitor were to take on your claim under a No Win No Fee agreement, then you would have access to the following benefits:

  • You would not have to pay your solicitor’s legal fees if the case is unsuccessful.
  • Under a No Win No Fee agreement, there are no up-front costs or hidden fees to cover.

If the case were to have a positive outcome and compensation is awarded, then your solicitor will subtract a small, legally capped fee, called a success fee. This is used to cover their costs.

Contact Us To Discuss Your Case

We have provided you with a lot of information in this guide relating to the data breach claims process and Anglia Ruskin University data breaches, so it is more than understandable if you have follow up questions or concerns. It is for that reason why we are proud to have a claims team that can offer free legal advice 24 hours a day, 7 days per week.

By speaking with our team, they can answer any questions you may have and help you begin your case. So if you have any questions, please use one of the following contact methods to speak with one of our advisers:

Our team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, so why not contact us today? We look forward to hearing from you.

Related Guides

As we enter the final section of the guide, we would like to take this opportunity to thank you for reading — we hope you have found the guide of use. Now that you have read our guide, you might consider searching for additional resources. If that is the case, then look no further. We have taken the time to provide you with some helpful resources below.

ICO – How to Make A Complaint. 

Read more information about ICO complaints and how they can be of assistance.

No Win No Fee Guide

Please read our guide to learn more about No Win No Fee agreements.

Freedom of information Requests

Would you like to learn more about how Freedom of information Requests work? Then please click the link above to learn more.

Credit Card Data Breach Guide

Why not take a look at our credit card data breach guide to learn how a solicitor could offer to take on your claim.

Experian Data Breach Guide

A solicitor could offer to take on your claim if you have suffered due to an Experian data breach Why not read our guide to learn more?

 

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Edited by Billing

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