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City: CPS students' health data accidentally posted online
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Date: Tue, 3 Dec 2013 08:51:19 +0000 (UTC)


Staff Reporter
Chicago Sun-Times
November 29, 2013

A small amount of Chicago Public Schools’ students’ health data was accidentally posted online, but the issue is fixed, the city of Chicago announced Friday.

Data collected about some 2,000 student who participate in a free vision examination program provided by the city was “incorrectly configured” and was available on the Internet, said Shannon Breymaier, a city spokeswoman. Only 14 people viewed the information online and that includes official investigators, according to the city.

“At this time we have no reason to believe that the information has been used inappropriately,” Breymaier said.

The data — that included the student’s name, date of birth, gender, identification number, vision exam date, diagnosis and school name — was uploaded to the city’s computer system between June 18 and July 31. On Oct. 7 a city resident alerted officials that the information was online, Breymaier said.


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