Mistaken E-mail

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- Authorities at the University of Illinois say an e-mail sent to about 700 engineering students contained a spreadsheet listing personal information about thousands of students at the Champaign-Urbana campus.

U-of-I spokeswoman Robin Kaler says the e-mail contained the students' addresses and grade point averages, but not their Social Security numbers or university identification numbers.

A College of Engineering staff person sent the mass e-mail to all electrical and computer engineering students Friday. The note was to inform the 714 students about a new class on Lego robotics.

But the person who sent the mass e-mail accidentally attached a spreadsheet containing information on more than five thousand students in the college.


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