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Students E-mailed Detailed Spreadsheet

DATA LOSS

March 23, 2012

The Certified General Accountants (CGA) Association of BC is assuring thousands of students that their personal information is safe after a breach, The Vancouver Sun reports. An e-mail was sent to 2,300 CGA students Tuesday that accidently included an Excel spreadsheet with 4,600 students' personal information, including names, gender, mailing and shipping addresses, birth dates, citizenship status and student ID numbers. Students were asked via a second e-mail to delete the e-mail containing the spreadsheet, and the student ID numbers have since been changed, said a spokesman. "The information can't be used for anything without any other authenticating material that wasn't included in that file," he added.
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