Oregon Department of Education risked breach of private student data, audits find

Betsy Hammond reports:

Two separate audits found the Oregon Department of Education didn’t do enough to ensure that its huge cache of data on more than 600,000 students remains private.

Hundreds of people in school districts and in state government have access to some or all of that data. That means keeping it safe is a daunting technological challenge.

A report by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Inspector General found Oregon at risk of being unable to “prevent or detect unauthorized access and disclosure of personally identifiable information.”

A state audit, made public Thursday, also found insufficient security measures to keep confidential student data confidential.

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