UK: Data breach at Greensward Academy

Lewis Berrill reports:

SENSITIVE information about pupils was leaked to parents and students following a data breach at a secondary school.

Information such as free school meal status, address, deprivation status, exam dispensation and special educational needs of Year 11 children at Greeensward Academy in Hockley was accidentally leaked by a teacher.

The information was made available to Year 11 pupils and their parents via Google Classroom when a mock examinations timetable was shared by the teacher who was unaware the document also contained sensitive information.

Read more at Echo.

Over at Suspect File, Marco A. De Felice has some commentary on this incident and the now all-too-familiar statements made by educational institutions after a breach.

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