Tulane University crime data breach exposes health records, sexual assault victims’ names

Missy Wilkinson Reports:

Health records and names of people who visited Tulane University Medical Center’s emergency department, including for attempted suicide. Graphic information about sexual assaults and the identities of the victims, witnesses and suspects.

All this and other sensitive information protected under federal privacy laws was visible to anyone with a Tulane email address until Friday morning, due to a Tulane University Police Department (TUPD) security breach, reported Lily Mae Lazarus of The Tulane Hullabaloo.

The unredacted police reports dated back to Oct. 5, 2020 and were intended to be circulated internally to a list of 48 Tulane University administrators. But the breach meant that anyone with a Tulane email address had access to more than 60 of the TUPD’s unredacted Daily Activity Reports for two years.

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