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Privacy Questions Mount After DC Exposes 12,000 Students’ Data

Education News – Grace Smith

“Washington, D.C.’s Office of the State Superintendent of Education announced that the private data of approximately 12,000 of the District’s public school students was erroneously uploaded to a website and was accessible to the public for several hours. This information was made known through a memo sent internally, and the children’s data was taken down on the same day, writes Perry Stein for The Washington Press. Education officials said the information was accidentally uploaded to a D.C. Council public Dropbox account before a council hearing on the education department. All of the students are part of the Individualized Education Program in which students with special needs are provided with personalized education plans.”(more)

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