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Breach Exposes Students’ Data on Public Sites

DATA LOSS—HONG KONG

January 18, 2013

Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data Allan Chiang says a recent breach involving the personal data of more than 8,505 students is indicative of widespread negligence among webmasters, China Daily reports. Nine schools were involved in the breach, which exposed the students’ names, phone numbers and e-mail addresses. The schools say technicians are at fault for having mistakenly published the data on public websites. The data has been removed from the sites.
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