A junior high school in Kobe is under fire after a teacher accidentally leaked private information, including students’ names and health records, on the school’s website on Wednesday, the local board of education revealed.
According to representatives of the Kobe Board of Education, the incident occurred at around 9:15 a.m. on Wednesday, when a health education teacher at a public junior high school in the city’s Nada Ward, was uploading a notice addressed to students’ guardians in relation to an upcoming swimming class. The teacher accidentally uploaded a file containing the personal information, including names, students’ health conditions and past records, of 24 students who required a special health warning ahead of participating in the swimming class.
The file stayed live for approximately 50 minutes until parents noticed and contacted the school. It was then deleted accordingly, the Board of Education said.© Japan Today