NY: BCC error causes release of Social Security numbers on alumni magazine (updated)

Eric Reinagel reports:

Sherry Barton’s family is already dealing with issues related to identity theft.

That’s why she was irked to discover that her alma mater, Broome Community College, sent out a mailing last week with her Social Security number posted prominently on the back cover.

The winter/spring 2009 alumni magazine was mailed to 28,000 people. BCC spokesman Rich David said the office of alumni affairs, which produces the magazine, is operating under the premise that less than 14,000 copies had Social Security numbers on the magazine.

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Update of 3/19/09:  A copy of Broome County’s notification to the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office is now available online (pdf).

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