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Report: University Lacked Strong Data Security

DATA PROTECTION—U.S.

June 6, 2011

An independent report prepared by a consulting firm concluded that the University of Hawaii did not invest "sufficient" funds for information security. As a result, the report stated, the university suffered from "numerous" data breaches in recent years. A second report issued last year by the Liberty Coalition estimated that "close to half a million personal records have been breached in the state of Hawaii, with more than half of those breaches occurring at the University of Hawaii." Additionally, a lawsuit has been filed against the university because of the breaches. A university spokesman said the lawsuit is "totally without merit," and the organization plans to file a motion to dismiss the suit, InfoSecurity reports.
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