UK: Wymondham College apologizes over pupils' data breach

BBC reports:

A school has apologised for a data breach in which personal information about students was sent to their teenage classmates.

Sixth-form pupils at Wymondham College, Norfolk, were mistakenly sent a link to a spreadsheet intended for teachers.

It included data on whether pupils had special educational needs, whether they were looked-after children and if they received free school meals.

The school has referred itself to the Information Commissioner s Office.

Read more on BBC1.

Although the BBC report quotes the principal as saying the link to the report was sent to no more than 100 students, a later report in the Norwich Evening News2 indicates the link to the spreadsheet was sent to 209 students.

References

  1. ^ BBC (www.bbc.co.uk)
  2. ^ Norwich Evening News (www.eveningnews24.co.uk)

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