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Education Minister Apologizes for Score’s Release

STUDENT PRIVACY

May 17, 2013

Education Minister Jody Carr has apologized for a privacy breach inside his department, though not to the satisfaction of Liberal MLA Chris Collins, CBC News reports. The incident involved an Education Ministry assistant releasing a high school student’s exam score before the school released it, the report states. While Collins has called for Carr’s resignation over the incident, Carr has said, “I have mentioned that I have regretted that this is an unfortunate situation…it’s been referred to the independent privacy commissioner," adding, “We will certainly look forward to further recommendations from the privacy commissioner in dealing with this issue in a prudent and responsible manner.”
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