NZ: School email error exposed allegations of family violence to student’s peers

Belinda Feek reports:

A Waikato high school is carrying out two investigations as to how an email revealing alleged family violence was accidentally sent to students.

The school, which the Herald has chosen not to name, confirmed it was working with “outside agencies” to provide wraparound support for one of its students when the incident occurred. The administrative blunder saw the email sent to all Year 13 students instead of a teacher.

This afternoon the school’s principal declined to elaborate on the matter today and how they dealt with the family over the incident, saying it was now subject to both an internal review and a “larger investigation”.

Read more on NZ Herald.

So how do you mitigate this type of horrific privacy breach?  First assume that the allegations of family violence were true. Now assume they’re not.



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