UK: Memory stick given to Bristol boy sparks school data law row
A school has been accused of breaching data laws after it sent a 10-year-old boy home with a computer memory stick which contained sensitive information about his fellow pupils.
Carlos McSweeney, who attends the key stage two support centre in Fairlawn Road, Montpelier – a school for children with behaviour problems – was given the stick to save his artwork to take home.
When he got the stick home and showed his mother, they discovered personal details of every pupil at the school.
Staff have since been reminded of the Data Protection Act and the school is threatening to involve the police unless the family returns the stick.
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