Data for 685 Fairfax students mistakenly posted online
T. Rees Shapiro reports that Fairfax County School District has had yet another breach involving student data:
Personal information for hundreds of Fairfax County public school students was mistakenly posted on the school system’s Web site, exposing their school identification numbers, birth dates, home addresses and phone numbers in what parents described as a breach of their privacy.
The data, for 685 students who participated in a county summer arts enrichment programin July 2013, was posted in a single document listed as “Sample Schedule” on the program’s Web site.
Read more on the Washington Post.
Past breaches involving the school district include:
- Student data from Fairfax High School being exposed on the Internet (Dec. 2012)
- A third grader was able to access the Blackboard Learning System used by the county to change teachers’ and staff members’ passwords, change or delete course content, and change course enrollment (Aug. 2010)
- Other students also were able to access the system in January 2012.
- And then there was the time 74,000 students’ information was exposed on the Internet by their vendor, Princeton Review (August 2008).