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Breach Prompts Renewed Calls for Resignation

STUDENT PRIVACY

August 23, 2013

CBC News reports Opposition Liberals are repeating their calls for Education Minister Jody Carr to resign over a privacy breach involving a New Brunswick high school student. New Brunswick Privacy Commissioner Anne Bertrand has ruled “the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development is guilty of three privacy breaches in the case,” the report states, noting, “Carr acknowledged in May that a political assistant released a mark the student earned on an exam. The minister apologized for the privacy breach at that time and referred the matter to Bertrand's office.”
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