Richard Read reports:
A top U.S. Department of Education official has expressed concern about a loophole in a federal law that allows schools such as the University of Oregon to gain access to students’ private health-treatment records.
Kathleen Styles, the agency’s chief privacy officer, sent a letter replying to Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., who along with Rep. Suzanne Bonamici, D-Ore., wrote almost three months ago to inquire about potential loopholes. The correspondence began after the UO Counseling Center gave university lawyers confidential therapy records in December of a student who says she was gang raped multiple times by three Ducks basketball players.
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