D.C. Public Schools Website Exposed Confidential Info About Students With Disabilities

John Templon reports:

Like many institutions, the Office of Data and Accountability for Washington D.C.’s public schools uses an “intranet” for sharing confidential documents.

Unlike most intranets, theirs was unintentionally public.


Hundreds of documents were hosted on the intranet, some providing an unfiltered look into the inner workings of the city’s public school system, others leaving confidential information about individual students exposed.

One document also included usernames and passwords that could be used to access a mailbox containing complaints from parents of special education students.

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