It's Time to Protect Students' Data


A third of all data leaks are at universities. Academia should be held to stricter record confidentiality standards.

It pains me to say it: I am advocating government intervention and new regulations. But, as they say, special circumstances apply.

As an alumnus of the University of Texas at Austin, specifically its McCombs School of Business, I was chagrined to learn that hackers recently gained access to some of the school's 197,000 records—some of which included my Social Security number (SSN) and other personal information, as well as that of many other alums.
It's Time to Protect Students' Data

Linked by shanmuga Thursday, 13th July 2006 1:00AM