Data leak affects about 3,000 NYC students and 100 employees, officials confirm

At least one student within the public school system managed to access a Google Drive that contained the private information of students and department employees across the city.
By: | August 6, 2021

Personal information, including academic records and biographical data, of about 3,000 New York City public school students and 100 education department staff members was inadvertently shared more widely than intended, education department officials confirmed on Thursday.

At least one student within the public school system managed to access a Google Drive that contained the private information of students and department employees across the city.

The education department did not specify how the student accessed the files nor did officials confirm when the data breach occurred. Those who were affected were notified by mail.

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