TX: Tarleton State University officials investigate privacy breach

Micah Moore reports:

Hundreds of Tarleton State University documents containing students’ personal information were scattered across the intersection of Washington and Lillian streets Tuesday afternoon breaching a federal law that is supposed to protect student records.

The financial aid documents from 1997-98 contained the social security number, date of birth, federal PELL grant disbursements and other personal information of hundreds of former students.

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As of the time of this posting, there is no statement on the university’s web site explaining how this breach occurred.

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