The British Columbia Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner has ruled that the B.C. Teachers’ Federation violated student privacy by submitting names of special needs students to their union representative or school principal, according to Canwest News Service.
Although the teacher’s federation claimed that it was only trying to call attention to unmet needs of the students, the B.C. Public School Employers’ Association expressed concerns about privacy violations. The Privacy Commissioner agreed.
No statement is currently available on the Commissioner’s site.