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Commissioner Examining USyd

January 21, 2011

Computerworld reports that New South Wales acting Privacy Commissioner John McAteer is looking into a data breach at the University of Sydney. In a letter to students this week, university Vice-Chancellor Michael Spence apologised for the breach, which exposed students' names, addresses, e-mail addresses, course histories and costs, according to a Sydney Morning Herald report. Commissioner McAteer told the SMH that, upon preliminary assessment, the university may have breached a section of the NSW Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act of 1998. He said it will take about five weeks to investigate.
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