MS: UMC accidentally leaks students’ personal information

Seriously, these attachment errors are pretty inexcusable, aren’t they? Brian Eason reports:

 The University of Mississippi Medical Center mistakenly gave out social security numbers, grade point averages and other personal information for most of its student body this week, violating state and federal privacy laws.

UMC’s accounting department on Wednesday attached the private data to a mass email notifying students about changes to the school’s health insurance. The attached spreadsheet contained the names, social security numbers, GPAs, race, gender, birthdays, addresses and phone numbers for 2,281 students who are enrolled in health insurance through the university.

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