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STLCC investigates potential breach of student data

March 01, 2018

St. Louis Community College announced today, March 1, 2018, that an email attachment containing personally identifiable information for 362 students was sent to a limited number of other students. The file contained names, email, student identification numbers and home addresses of those 362 students. The file did not contain Social Security numbers or dates of birth.

The disclosure was discovered when students contacted the College to inquire. Upon discovery of the breach, the College immediately located and deleted from STLCC email systems the emails containing the attachment.

STLCC is preparing its notification to affected students, as well as contacting the Department of Education's Office of Inspector General and the Family Policy Compliance Office of the breach. The College will require all faculty and staff to be re-trained in Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) within 30 days.

St. Louis Community College takes the privacy and security of its students seriously and is actively investigating the situation.