University of West Georgia notifies students and faculty of data theft

The Associated Press is reporting that the University of West Georgia has notified nearly 1,300 students and faculty that their personal information was on a laptop that was stolen last summer.

The laptop, which contained names, addresses, phone numbers and Social Security numbers, was in possession of a professor. The university says that it only now became aware that sensitive information was on the laptop. There was no explanation as to why a professor would have other faculty members’ social security numbers on a laptop.

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