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Institute of Technology Reports Breach

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July 6, 2012

The BC Institute of Technology has confirmed that a scheduled security audit has revealed a breach at its Burnaby campus, The Canadian Press reports. The breach involves the personal information of nearly 13,000 individuals who used the student medical clinic from October 2005 to June 11, 2012, the report states. The information includes birth dates, medical numbers, addresses and phone numbers. The institute has sent letters to alert those affected and is working with BC’s privacy commissioner “to ensure privacy standards are upheld,” the report states.
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