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Massachusetts School Mistakenly Puts Confidential Student Psychological Reports Online

School officials in Salem, Mass., said yesterday they will try to contact parents of children whose private records were mistakenly posted on the Internet. Administrators met yesterday morning to plan a response to the disclosure last week that dozens of confidential student psychological reports were available online for months. The documents were removed from the Internet last week. Parents were not notified when the files were first discovered in October, nor were they immediately told when the files were rediscovered by a Salem News reporter two weeks ago.

Schools will contact parents about privacy breach, Salem News, December 6, 2005.