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Campus Crime Documents Misplaced by Third Party

DATA LOSS

December 9, 2011

Winnipeg Free Press reports that 1,000 pages of campus crime reports containing students' personal details were found in a recycling bin. The reports included student names, addresses, photos and phone numbers, among other details. Red River College said it has referred the incident to the provincial ombudsman, and its president has called the incident a "very serious breach in privacy." Though the college has a policy on record disposal, an error allowed the reports to be misplaced by a private contractor cleaning service, the president said, adding that it's since reviewed its policies with the company.
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