Data leak of student bursary amounts at Cambridge's Clare College

published: Dec. 2, 2023

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A significant breach of confidentiality occurred at Clare College, where the financial details of numerous students were inadvertently exposed through a mass email.

The email was dispatched by the college's student accounts office and inadvertently shared a list that included the full names of students receiving the Cambridge bursary, alongside the respective bursary amounts. The revelation of this sensitive financial information left many students feeling deeply upset.

The number of affected students is not disclosed.

Following the incident, the College's bursar, Lizzy Condor, communicated with the student body, acknowledging the lapse in data security protocols. Condor urged students to delete the revealing email and confirm its deletion.

Data leak of student bursary amounts at Cambridge's Clare College