UK: Probe at Edge Hill University after student data breach

Rob Pattinson reports:

A (sic) investigation has been launched after personal details of nearly 800 Edge Hill University students were sent out in an email.

The email, sent by a university staff member to 53 students, mistakenly contained 798 other students’ addresses, email addresses, course enrolment details and student network passwords.

The university told the Advertiser that on discovering the breach it had “immediately implemented its breach management recovery plan” and the students involved have been informed and offered support and advice.

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