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Oh, come on…

A professor has been told he breached data protection laws because of the way he replied to a complaint from a concerned parent.

Geriant Johnes, head of Economics at Lancaster, disclosed details of a first year student’s timetable to the student’s mother, addressing a complaint she’d made about the level of support he was receiving. At which point, said first-year complained that the Data Protection Act has been violated.

I don’t know who looks the more stupid. The University, for reprimanding Professor Johnes for responding in a common-sense manner, or the snotty first year, who clearly doesn’t have a clue about responsibility, for complaining in the first place.

Actually, thinking about it, it’s both.

Excuse me while I get back to work…


One comment for “Oh, come on…”

  1. Truly this is an absolute transgression of the data protection act. It’s completely prodigious that the progenitor of this child was contacted over such inconsequential affairs. When the scholar in question is clearly of an amenable age, in which he should be capable of reprehension for his own actions.
    tata for now. x

    Posted by Your Daughter and her BFF | May 26, 2008, 6:38 pm

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