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School Breaches Expose SSNs

DATA LOSS—U.S.

July 2, 2010

Two educational institutions are looking into data breaches involving personal information. California State University San Bernardino is investigating a data breach involving the names and Social Security numbers of dozens of students, reports The Desert Sun. The data was concealed on June 10 after the breach was revealed, and a spokesman said the university is "implementing measures to prevent this type of incident from happening in the future." Meanwhile, WABC reports on a New Jersey school district that inadvertently included the Social Security numbers of contracted vendors when responding to a citizen's open records request.
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