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From: Henry Brown (hbrownknology.net)
Date: Fri May 16 2008 - 16:39:24 CDT
Las Cruces Public Schools probe of data leak continues
LAS CRUCES — Las Cruces Public Schools officials continue to investigate
the accidental public posting online of student and employee information
from a special education database.
All LCPS staff members and affected students have been offered free
fraud protection for one year, which could cost hundreds of thousands of
One local mother, who didn't want her name used because she said her
family's privacy had already been violated, said she was considering
litigation in response to what she called a "ridiculously inadequate"
response from the schools. The mother said her daughter's Social
Security number, date of birth, her name, the nature of her disability
and her caseworker's name were posted online.
Some former employees are thought to be among the 1,750 staff members
whose information was uploaded to an unsecured Web site for a week.
Current employees were notified of the breach last week and any staff
member whose information was leaked was to have received notification by
certified mail by Wednesday, Galván said.
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