UK: Students got £140,000 from University of East Anglia for private data leak
Bethany Wales reports:
The leak in June 2017 saw an email containing confidential details about students’ extenuating circumstances sent to hundreds of their peers.
The circumstances, detailed in a spreadsheet, included suicidal thoughts, sexual assault, and serious family illnesses and bereavements.
Now, a Freedom of Information request has revealed the university’s insurers paid out a total of £142,512.16 in compensation to those affected.
Read more on EDP24 about the follow-up to a leak reported on this site in 2017.