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Student data breach at York Uni

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3:44pm 16th March 2011

An investigation has begun at the University of York after personal data of 148 students was published.

Information including the students' mobile phone numbers, addresses and A-level results was made available.

The information could be accessed on a student inquiry page on the university's website.

In a statement, university spokesperson Dr David Duncan told Minster FM:

“It has come to our attention that there has been an unauthorised breach of student records. The University has taken immediate action to rectify this problem. However, before that action was taken, 148 individual records were accessed. We will contact these individuals over the next 24 hours to inform them and to discuss this matter.

“We are also investigating all procedures and management systems and will undertake a thorough review of our data security arrangements. The Information Commissioner has been informed. 

“I would like to apologise to everyone who has been affected by this breach.”

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