Oops! University’s eMail goof not funny to failing students

The Associated Press, in a story carried by Yahoo!, reports that an error by administrators at the University of Kansas enabled 119 students to see eMail addresses of others in jeopardy of losing their financial aid. The university sent a form eMail to these 119 students to let them know they were failing, but it placed all of the eMail addresses in the same “To” field, exposing them to everyone who got the embarrassing eMail. At least one student feels the eMail mistake was a violation of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act.

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