Student Finance Leaks over 8,000 Students’ Details

Thousands of student details have accidentally been released as part of a mass email distribution, following a blunder by staff, reports the Telegraph.

The email addresses of the students were sent out as an attachment to an email which prompted students to complete their grant application forms.

Student Loans Company has called it ‘an administrative error’ and unsurprisingly were quick to apologise on their website. “The integrity and security of student accounts and the protection of personal information is vital to us and we apologise to all of the students involved.”

A statement released by SFL read:

“We are sorry that a number of student email addresses have been included in an email which has been sent to other customers. The integrity and security of student accounts and the protection of personal information is vital to us and we apologise to all of the students involved.”

According to the SLC, all those students with their details leaked have been contacted, hopefully not in a mass email this time.