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Pupil details at risk

Detailed information on around two million pupils in England is being put at risk by primary school staff taking unprotected data home every night. Research carried out after the HM Customs and Revenue data security scandal suggests 49 per cent of all 17,300 primary schools in England are backing up pupil data on to CDs, memory sticks and tapes and taking the copies out of the school, exposing them to loss or theft.

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