Huge Databases Offer a Research Gold Mine--and Privacy Worries
Congress's rejection of the notion of a national "unit-record tracking" system for student data has provoked speculation that states will bolster their own education-data centers, which many... | Read more >
Laptop Containing Personal Information on Students and Applicants of Herkimer County Community College Stolen
A laptop containing the personal information of 6,000 students and applicants of New York's Herkimer County Community College (HCCC) has been stolen, and now the school is telling affected parties... | Read more >
Oklahoma State University Breach Points to Ongoing Higher-Ed Security Challenges
Oklahoma State University (OSU) has begun notifying about 70,000 people who purchased parking permits since July 2002 that their names, addresses, Social Security numbers, and other personal data may... | Read more >
Recording Industry Association of America Outsources Fingering of Students Who Share Music Illegally
The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), whose biggest target in its search for music piracy is college students, is using online content protection company MediaSentry to research which... | Read more >
Task Force to Review University of California, San Francisco Data Security
University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Chancellor J. Michael Bishop has formed a task force to review and improve the university's security practices. The task force will also develop a plan... | Read more >
Oregon State University Investigating Possible Identification Theft
Up to 4,700 people who used credit cards to buy items from the Oregon State University (OSU) Bookstore Web site may be victims of identity theft. In March, Oregon State Police started looking into a... | Read more >

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