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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, May 23, 2005
Yet another security incident involving leaks of personal information from a university. This time, it is Purdue University:
Purdue University: Computer security incident:
"Purdue issues alert about illegal access of computers
Purdue University began alerting more than 11,000 current and former employees on May 20, 2005, that their Social Security numbers, names, and campus addresses may have been illegally accessed from at least one of four campus computer workstations.
Although there is no direct evidence that the information was stolen, the person or persons who gained access to the computers had the opportunity to access this information, and so precautions should be taken...."
Labels: information breaches
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