College Division apologizes for invasion of privateness on the Winnipeg Adult Education Middle

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Manitoba’s largest school department apologizes to students at the Winnipeg Adult Education Center after an invasion of privacy earlier this week.

A link to testimonials and other private information for each student was mistakenly emailed to all 400 students at the school, which offers high school credit classes for adult learners.

Radean Carter, spokesman for the Winnipeg School Division, says students should be given a link that shows only their individual credentials, but the link that shows all of the students’ information was accidentally sent.

She said it was done quickly when staff found out what had happened.

“It was extremely unfortunate and we all sincerely apologize for the students who were affected,” she said. “It has been corrected, however.”

Carter says the link was active for less than an hour and only about 40 students clicked on it before it was removed.

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