The personal details of around 2,000 university students were mistakenly shared in an email promoting a lecture.
The Creative Arts school at the University of Hertfordshire had sent out an email about a fine art talk with a visiting artist. The email also included an attachment with the recipients’ names and email addresses.
The email was sent to all students, and a vast majority of students were impacted as a result.
The university said: “We are contacting all affected students with information and advice. We are carrying out an internal investigation and have informed the Information Commissioner’s Office.”
The email was recalled.
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