UK: Wymondham College apologizes over pupils' data breach
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.
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.