Monday, November 01, 2010
If UH leaked your personal data, get in on this conference call Wednesday
by Larry Geller
I’m posting the media release from the Liberty Coalition in its entirety below, including media contact information, in the hopes that Hawaii’s newspapers and other media will contact them and/or get in on their Wednesday conference call. Anyone whose data has been compromised should participate if they can.
Haven’t we had enough of UH data insecurity? Does their parking office really need to have social security numbers?
Why is the burden of fixing this being placed on the victims? Why have not UH employees been held accountable, and replaced when necessary?
Liberty Coalition Reaches Out to Victims of UH Breach: Wednesday Conference Call
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Nov. 1, 2010
Media Contact: Aaron Titus
(301) 630-3430 (land)
As a part of its ongoing support to the more than 40,000 University of Hawaii alumni affected by the recent breach of personal information, the Liberty Coalition will hold a conference call for the press, UH Alumni, and the security community on Wednesday, November 3, 2010 at 10:30 AM HST/ 4:30 PM EST. Liberty Coalition Privacy Director Aaron Titus will explain the details of the investigation, and answer questions from the press, alumni and members of the security community . Representatives from the University of Hawaii were also invited to participate on the call.
Dial: (610) 214-0200, Access Code: 863597#
The Liberty Coalition has already fielded dozens of questions from concerned alumni, which will be addressed at the press conference (to the extent possible), including:
· What new risks do victims face? Could this breach affect existing credit cards?
· Why has the name of the faculty member been withheld?
· “…if the university knew about this since mid-October... why only tell everyone now?"
· Why did the faculty member take the personal information home?
· Who authorized the faculty member to have access to SSNs?
· Why didn't the university get permission from alumni before using their personal information for a study?
· Will UH pay for credit monitoring?
· Who is going to get fired over this? What legal consequences will UH face over this breach?
· What will UH do to make sure this kind of breach won't happen again?
The call will be recorded and posted at nationalidwatch.org. More information is available at nationalidwatch.org.
Information Privacy Director