A FURIOUS mum or dad has slammed a Southend college for “breaking the legislation” after “breaching information safety” of its college students.
The mum has blown the whistle after receiving TWO emails about college students at Southchurch Excessive College, which had been despatched by academics.
One e-mail included particulars in regards to the safeguarding of a pupil.
She has slammed the college for permitting the breach to occur twice, and fears particulars about her youngster could possibly be launched.
She stated: “The primary time the primary e-mail was despatched was again in October final yr. It was mainly telling off one other trainer for not coping with a safeguarding subject instantly.
“The e-mail stated the identify of the scholar.
“The second breach was a trainer who listed all of the names of 49 college students who’re off timetable.
“Some causes to be off timetable could possibly be for exams but additionally for medical and social causes.
“I replied to each emails saying I wanted to be faraway from these as a result of it was a breach and the second time I had a reply saying fortunately it was solely names.
“I’m feeling indignant as a result of that first time was a large breach and I’d have thought they might ensure that it wouldn’t occur once more.
“It doesn’t matter if it’s solely names.
“It’s not OK and it’s breaking the legislation.
“If it was certainly one of my kids, I’d be upset. It does fear me about data on my kids being leaked.”
Mr Reynolds, headteacher at Southchurch Excessive College, stated: “The ICO are who we report information breaches too.
“They’ve stated there is no such thing as a menace to rights or freedoms.
“We take information safety severely and we comply with belief protocols in coping with information breaches.
“The ICO have reviewed the breach and that’s the place they’ve stated there aren’t any threats to rights or freedoms.
“Every time now we have something like this we assessment our protocols within the college and it doesn’t occur typically.
“I’m unable to remark any additional on a knowledge breach.”