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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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Saturday, December 03, 2005
Another university privacy/security incident: SignOnSanDiego.com > News > Business -- 7,800 linked to USD told of network security breach.
This also offers some lessons on how not to notify affected individuals:
The undated letter aggravated many recipients, though, because it provided no details about the breach and offered no specific recommendations on steps they could take to protect their personal banking and credit accounts.
"It's one of the worst security breach notice letters I've ever seen," said Beth Givens, director of the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse, a San Diego nonprofit consumer group once affiliated with USD.
Labels: information breaches
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