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Children’s Privacy: Biggest breach ever of US K-12 student data exposed 820,000 NYC kids

New York City’s Department of Education has asked the NY police department and FBI to investigate the hack of a widely-used online grading system owned by Illuminate Education that resulted in the exposure of 820,000 of the city’s students. Families are being notified about the extent of the breach, which included biographic, economic and academic information as well as sensitive information on who receives disability services. Questions being posed of whether encryption levels met state compliance guidelines.