Emailed in Error, UVa Law School’s Student GPA Spreadsheet Spreads Fast

Lawrence Biemiller, Observatoire de Paris, Jun 07, 2014
Commentary by Stephen Downes

This item is disturbing on a couple of levels. The first is the now-normal disclosure of student personal information and records. But even more disturbing is the information being collected and distributed to potential employers: grades, class rankings, political affiliation, work experience, recommenders, even information about where their girlfriends live! Why are they even collecting this information? What impact does sending it out (without the students' knowledge, obviously) to employers? Here's the original story on Above the Law (note there are three pages - look to the lower right for the small 'next page' link).

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