Miami-Dade County school board moves to block student ID theft

Christina Veiga reports:

With identity theft on the rise, the Miami-Dade School Board on Wednesday moved to strengthen its protection of students’ personal information.

Board members unanimously agreed to direct the school district’s police and technology departments to craft ways to safeguard Social Security numbers and other sensitive student records. The proposal came from board member Raquel Regalado.

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The board action follows the recent conviction of an employee for selling student data, but that was not the first time student data had been stolen and misused, as this 2012 report about the daughter of a former school board member indicates.

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