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Data breach Uni.

Data breach Uni.

A university that mistakenly emailed sensitive personal information about students to hundreds of undergraduates will face no further action.

Details of health problems, family bereavements and personal issues were sent by the University of East Anglia (UEA) in Norwich to 298 students.

The Information Commissioner's Office said no regulatory action was needed.

The UEA said it had asked auditors how to prevent similar breaches and was now following their recommendations.

The offending email, sent in June to all American Studies students, contained personal data relating to 191 undergraduates.

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