Student information: Mississippi reaches agreement with Questar over data breach
Bill Moak reports that Questar, a testing and assessment vendor, has settled charges by the Mississippi state attorney general in the wake of a 2018 breach that affected hundreds of students in Mississippi and other states. Moak reports:
In its Assurance of Voluntary Cooperation, Questar agreed to a number of actions:
- Compliance with the Mississippi Consumer Protection Act;
- Prompt notification of any future breaches involving students’ personal information
- Coordination with the Mississippi Department of Education to notify students and their parents;
- Compliance with a Comprehensive Information Security Program.
Read more on Clarion Ledger.
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