Jersey district probing possible data breach involving students' personal info

Friday, June 13, 2014

The Jersey City school district is investigating how a Sherman Avenue charter school obtained personal information about district students, data that parents believe the charter school used to mail the students and their parents registration forms last month.

Schools Superintendent Marcia V. Lyles revealed some details of the investigation at a citywide meeting with parents last night, with attendees telling The Jersey Journal that Lyles said METS Charter School obtained students' names, addresses, phone numbers, dates of birth and possibly even social security numbers.

METS may have accessed the information via district computers that weren't safeguarded to keep outsiders from obtaining student data, Lyles said, according to parents who attended the meeting.

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