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Student data wasn't wiped from auctioned computers

4 years 11 months 3 weeks ago Friday, October 17 2014 Oct 17, 2014 October 17, 2014 4:49 PM October 17, 2014 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: APNewsNow

BATON ROUGE - Louisiana officials say computers auctioned off from the state's Recovery School District contained data on 210 students that should have been cleared before the devices were sold.

In a Friday evening statement, Louisiana's Division of Administration said the computers were among items sold last Saturday in a surplus equipment auction by the Louisiana Property Assistance Agency. The release said the Department of Education has notified parents of the students. State officials learned of the problem after a buyer of two RSD laptops noticed that files were still on the computers.

Details about the type of data involved were not released. The division of administration did not immediately return a call seeking more information Friday night.

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