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Capita strikes again: Bug in UK-wide school info management system risks huge data breach

keithpeter
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"...some of the parents have double barreled names too, that dosent help"

Names can get tricky [1]. I always ask my adult students to write down what is on their passport/travel documents at enrollment so when they get their certificates at the end of the course there aren't any amusing issues when they go for jobs &c.

[1] https://www.kalzumeus.com/2010/06/17/falsehoods-programmers-believe-about-names/

I hope whoever dropped the date-of-birth match does not work on further education college systems as well... ten to fifteen times as many enrollments often...

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