Mayoral Challenger Dorothy Brown says the Mayor and CPS have been negligent in protecting the privacy of CPS Students
Says a data security and control audit needed
“Where there is smoke there is fire’ and obviously there is a lack of proper data security and control over those who have access to CPS student data. Given that there have been several breaches of student data over the years, there is evidence of negligence with this most recent breach, and I call on the Mayor and CPS to order a ‘data security and control audit’ to protect our children. Our children need to be safe from sexual assault and safe from their privacy being invaded.
With this latest incident, it is now obvious that CPS does not have the proper controls in place to protect students. Access to private student data must be more tightly controlled. When, how why and who has access must be controlled. All communications should be reviewed and approved, and all links tested prior to information being distributed.
When unfettered access to students’ private records – student ID numbers, and email addresses – occurs, it exposes students unnecessarily to invasions of privacy and opens up the possibility of their data being used for nefarious reasons.
‘Business Information Systems 101’ requires strict controls over students’ personal data. The fact that they have not put proper controls in place after the prior breaches is evidence of negligence. Any unauthorized breach of student data must be taken very seriously. It is not enough to just remove the responsible person, actions must be taken to protect student data from any improper access and usage and those at the top must be held accountable as well.
Statement attributable to Dorothy Brown, candidate for Mayor of the City of Chicago
June 17, 2018
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