[ISN] Miami U. reports 2nd security breach

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Fri Jun 2 01:17:32 EDT 2006


June 01, 2006
Associated Press 

An employee at a Miami University branch campus lost a hand-held
personal computer containing private information on 851 students, but
school officials said they don't believe that the data has been used

The recent case involves a potential breach of privacy that the school
takes very seriously, said Kelly Cowan, interim dean at the Middletown

Students affected were enrolled between July 2001 and May 2006,
representing about 8 percent of the students on campus during that
five-year period.

It's the second security breach at Miami since last September, when
officials said a report containing some private information on
students was accidentally placed in a file accessible through the

It included names, Social Security numbers and information on the
21,762 students enrolled on all Miami campuses in the fall of 2002.

Cowan said the school is tightening its security and increasing
employee training.

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