Data Protection Blunder For York University
York University has attracted the unwanted gaze of the Information Commissioner after accidentally publishing private information about students on the institution's website.
An A-Level exams enquiry tool allowed access to more then just a student's results, with E-Mail addresses, telephone numbers and even personal details about emergency contacts being exposed through the site. It is estimated that 148 student records were accessed through the enquiry tool but no figures have been revealed detailing how many of those access attempts breached privacy rules.
It comes as a stark reminder to educational institutions of the importance of securing online reporting systems, no matter who the target audience is. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england...shire-12756951 http://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/educ...ta_leak_probe/