Student private information breached in Fairfax County Public Schools

Remember last year and earlier this year when we covered a ransomware attack on Fairfax County Public Schools by Maze that impacted more than 170,000 people? Well, there’s no need to hack when it’s leaking due to human error or failure to adhere to federal law protecting students’ education records.  Rick Horner reports:

Fairfax County Public Schools has been releasing confidential student information for years without the permission from students to do so.

That was the claim made in a story on Special Education Action, a website dedicated to informing parents about their rights in public school systems such as Fairfax particularly in the area of special education. The article, written by the site’s editor Callie Oettinger, discusses how the school system may have violated rules under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

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