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The Arizona Department of Education inadvertently released the names, email addresses and other personal information of the nearly 7,000 parents whose children take part in a state education voucher program. The release included the disabilities listed for children with special needs. The Arizona Capitol Times reports the spreadsheet had this information redacted, but when journalists copied the document into a text reader all of the information was visible. Local media as well as a group opposed to vouchers received the information.

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  1. The Department takes student privacy very seriously and any characterization suggesting that the Department furnished unredacted student data would be an actionable misrepresentation…

    I don’t think the department wants to go down that road.

    1. Taking action to actually redact information would have better represented them, no?

  2. If the “breach” went to the media and to a group “opposed to vouchers”, that doesn’t sound like a “breach” so much as a “leak”. A deliberate leak to make the voucher program look bad. Look inwards. Just sayin’…

    CB

    1. Did you not just read Fist’s comment? Any suggestion that this was a deliberate act is actionable – you were warned, now you’ll be sued.

      1. Maybe he’ll be redacted

    2. Since Lefties cannot win fair and square in Arizona they will win anyway that they can.

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  4. Turns out that when you fill in cells in your spreadsheet with black, the text is still under there somewhere.

    1. Its the same for blacking out text in a PDF. People need to learn to use technology properly

    2. I am always amazed when I run across someone who actually thinks this.

      I can understand people thinking that if they delete the text it is gone (usually it is, but not always). But thinking the color of the text and cell hides the cell is to betray a fundamental understanding of how spreadsheets work.

      1. To be safe you need to fill with black, print it out, then scan it in as a pdf and convert to text. Then import back into a spreadsheet. This could require some manual modifications if you didn’t format your sheet properly.

    3. Look, computers are complicated; I mean, they only use zeros and ones. And all they can do is tell a one from a zero, and add very fast.
      To a socialist, this is way too complex.

      1. “Shift to the left, shift to the right! Pop up, push down, byte, byte, byte!” – MIT Cheerleaders

      2. To a socialist, computers are capitalist trash since their economic projections don’t work out.

  5. Steve Smith, the state director for the American Federation for Children, a school-choice group, said this is “unacceptable, outrageous and completely reprehensible.”

    “AND WHY NOT SHOW WHEN THEY PASS BY CAVE?”

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