New Zealand Information Security Incident Reported: August 08 2019

Auckland’s Rosehill College deletes pupils’ personal data from their own laptops

The school website states all students must have a digital device as a “necessary learning tool”

A school which requires pupils to buy their own digital devices has come under fire after all data was deleted from students’ laptops during a school-mandated software update.

The newsletter, which was emailed to parents, did not mention data would be deleted from devices during the software update. However, the “e-learning” section of the school’s website, which the newsletter contained a link to, warned any material saved on the Chromebook’s hard-drive should be moved to the student’s GoogleDrive account.

Blakely said the school was yet to receive any complaints about deleted files but she encouraged parents to contact the school to discuss any problems that may have arisen from the software update.

Source: Auckland’s Rosehill College deletes pupils’ personal data from their own laptops