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.

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