Durham University Suffers Security Breach


The UK's Information Commissioner's Office has stated that Durham University breached the Data Protection Act by inadvertently leaking the personal details of 177 staff and students in a training manual.

"In illustrating the internal workings of its systems, Durham Uni unfortunately revealed personal information about its employees and students and posted screenshots of webpages full of information including names, addresses and dates of birth," writes The Register's Anna Leach.

"Details that should have been fictionalised or anonymised turned out to be the real details of 177 members of staff and present and past students," Leach writes.

Go to "ICO slaps Durham Uni for exposing staff, students' privates" to read the details.

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