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Consider this hypothetical situation.

Frank has posted the mid-term and final examination grades earned by the students this semester in his Biology class at United States University. In the posting of mid-term grades, each grade was associated with a student’s initials. The list of final examination grades associated each student’s grade with the last four digits of that student’s social security number. Frank posted the lists on both his office door and the Web site he maintains for his classes at USU.

Does the law allow Frank to post the grades in such a manner?

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