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The author of this blog, David T.S. Fraser, is a Canadian privacy lawyer who practices with the firm of McInnes Cooper. He is the author of the Physicians' Privacy Manual. He has a national and international practice advising corporations and individuals on matters related to Canadian privacy laws.

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Monday, January 10, 2005

Incident: Kansas Univeristy computer containing personal information hacked 

I'm not sure if university computers are more vulnerable, or if universities are just more forthright about reportiing these incidents. In any event, there seem to be a lot of reports like this one: : KU center reports computer hacking:

"For the third time in two years, the FBI is investigating a computer hacking crime on a Kansas University computer containing personal information.

KU began sending out letters this week to those who might have been affected by the security breach, which involved a server at KU's Life Span Institute at Parsons.

'It was kind of shocking to us,' said Susan Roberts, a Lawrence resident whose husband, Harold, received a notification letter Thursday. 'These kinds of things are scary.'

The letter Roberts received said information on the server included the name, address, phone number, date of birth, health status and special needs of those who have accessed services in Parsons...."

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