Ca: Ryerson software error exposes limited amount of personal information

Ryerson University today initiated a plan to notify individuals whose personal information may have been exposed due to an isolated software error discovered in the University’s Student Administration System (SAS) which went live with an upgrade on November 17, 2008.

Ryerson became aware of the incident when three students voluntarily contacted the University and provided information about the error in late December and early January. Collectively, the information of 588 individuals potentially was exposed when the three students encountered the software error. The personal information that may have been viewed consisted of a varied combination of name, gender, date of birth, student number, mailing address, email address and, in many cases, Social Insurance Number.

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