Momlogic's Vivian: Can you say"infohazard"?
First, a Brooklyn public school dumps hundreds of library books on the street, then the School for the Physical City in Manhattan does them one worse: It disposes of hundreds of confidential student records -- including psychiatric profiles, addresses and social security numbers -- in and around a DUMPSTER on the street. And one mom is suing mad!
The New York Post reports that a year after finding her daughter's records strewn across a Manhattan street, Connie Click and her daughter, Skylar, have just filed a lawsuit at Manhattan Supreme Court, seeking unspecified damages.
When the data dump went down, a few parents were tipped off and ran to the site, forced to trash-pick through the colossal mess in the hopes of retrieving whatever was left of their kids' private information.
Connie Click and her teen daughter, Skylar, were among those who sped to the site to sift through the rubble. "We got an anonymous call, so we flew here with a shopping cart," said Click at the time. "This is a crime. They're letting everyone's life out on the street. We are taking this very seriously. This would be an improper disposal of student records, and it is not acceptable and is going to be investigated."
Skylar added, "I have no idea who did this. People are always looking through the garbage, especially down here. One of my friends has information here -- I found his file on the street."
Um ... we'd say this qualifies as a major school FAIL. Big time! New York schools better improve their disposal practices -- and right quick! Wonder how many more families from that school have called their lawyers ...?
What do you guys think? If this happened to you, how quickly would you sue?