- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 17, 2016

POWAY, Calif. (AP) - When a member of an advisory board asked a San Diego County school district for records containing her own name she mistakenly received sensitive personal information about more than 36,000 children.

Poway Unified acknowledged the blunder and apologized to parents in a statement Monday, following questions from the San Diego Union-Tribune (https://bit.ly/25aEXif ).

The district says the data included children’s names, addresses, phone numbers, hearing and vision exam results, dates of birth, academic test results and occupation of parents. The information did not include Social Security numbers.

The woman sought the information as part of her role as a member of the district’s Educational Technology Advisory Committee.

The public records requests were handled by an outside attorney.


Information from: The San Diego Union-Tribune, https://www.utsandiego.com

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