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University of East Anglia inquiry into personal data breach

Source: BBC News

An independent inquiry has begun into how a university mistakenly emailed hundreds of students personal information about dozens of fellow undergraduates.

Details of health problems, family bereavements and personal issues were sent by the University of East Anglia (UEA) in Norwich to 298 students.

UEA has apologised “unreservedly”.

It has now confirmed its auditors will begin an independent inquiry to “ensure it cannot be repeated”.

Earlier this month it emerged an email was erroneously sent containing a spreadsheet listing 172 names and details of extenuating circumstances in which extensions and…

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