In Chicago, 2000 public school students’ personal information was posted on a city website. The data was gathered during free vision exams and was inadvertently made public. Only a handful of people viewed the information before it was removed, however.

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A small amount of Chicago Public Schools’ students’ health data was accidentally posted online, but the issue is fixed, the city of Chicago announced Friday.

Data collected about some 2,000 student who participate in a free vision examination program provided by the city was “incorrectly configured” and was available on the Internet, said Shannon Breymaier, a city spokeswoman. Only 14 people viewed the information online and that includes official investigators, according to the city.

“At this time we have no reason to believe that the information has been used inappropriately,” Breymaier said.

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