Breach exposed student data for 3+ years

Personal information for at least 455 students who attended what is now the Calhoun Area Career Center during the 2005-2006 school year was available via an Internet search for about three and a half years, according to an Aug. 5 letter sent by Battle Creek Public Schools to those affected by the breach.

The exposed information, which was available on the Web from fall 2005 to spring 2009, included names, Social Security numbers, addresses and telephone numbers, birth dates and school information.

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The breach occurred because a consultant who worked with the CACC put a database containing the information on his home computer and it was not secured, said Larry Yarger, assistant superintendent of human resources, employee relations and transportation for Battle Creek Public Schools.

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