UK: Wymondham College apologizes over pupils’ data breach

BBC reports:

A school has apologised for a data breach in which personal information about students was sent to their teenage classmates.

Sixth-form pupils at Wymondham College, Norfolk, were mistakenly sent a link to a spreadsheet intended for teachers.

It included data on whether pupils had special educational needs, whether they were “looked-after” children and if they received free school meals.

The school has referred itself to the Information Commissioner’s Office.

Read more on BBC. Although the BBC report quotes the principal as saying the link to the report was sent to no more than 100 students, a later report in the Norwich Evening News indicates the link to the spreadsheet was sent to 209 students.

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