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UMMC accidentally releases students' personal information

The information on over 22 hundred students, went out to at least  190 students, 115 of whom actually opened it. The information on over 22 hundred students, went out to at least 190 students, 115 of whom actually opened it.
The person who accidentally sent the information is very remorseful. The person who accidentally sent the information is very remorseful.
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

The University of Mississippi Medical Center admits it mistakenly e-mailed social security numbers, grade point averages and other personal information for most of it's student body, earlier this week.

Dr. James Keeton, the Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs and Dean of the School of Medicine, said the information on over 22 hundred students, went out to at least  190 students, 115 of whom actually opened it.  

He said the person who accidentally sent the information "is very remorseful and she is at work today, and devastated by this." 

"The person who did this is a long time employee, an excellent person who cares greatly about the students and works in the student affairs office, for a long time," said Keeton. "What we worry most about is the stealing of identity, or theft of identity. To correct that problem, we will be working with, as early as today, we hope, with identity theft insurance and get every student that is on our campus."

The release of information is a violation of federal privacy law. The school says all of those affected are being notified.

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