There has been a worrying rise in data breaches across the UK childcare and educational sector. At the same time, many people are finding that their employers are not protecting their personal data.
Schools handle a lot of sensitive personal data, and it is vital that this is kept safe – especially where children are involved. But competing priorities and limited budgets mean that data protection is often being overlooked. So it is no wonder that schools, universities, and colleges have become an attractive target for hackers.
At the same time, a failure to invest in adequate staff data protection training means that human error is still the leading cause of data privacy violations in the education sector. The same is true when it comes to our workplaces, with inadequate data security resulting in employer data breaches and a failure in their duty of care.
Nobody wants to sue their child’s school or their employer. But sometimes, making a claim is the only way to force security improvements.