Saturday, August 13, 2011
Breaking: Settlement talks in UH security breach lawsuit may bring credit monitoring service to UH victims
by Larry Geller
Breaking news late Saturday (8/13/2011) indicates a settlement agreement is now being seriously discussed with University of Hawaii in a class action lawsuit brought against them in November, 2010 related to security breaches. The agreement may include provision for credit monitoring for those affected.
For information on the lawsuit, see: Class action suit filed against University of Hawaii personal information breaches (11/18/2010).
The parties requested an extension of court deadlines on 6/21/2011 so that they may engage in settlement negotiations.
This news comes on the same day that the Star-Advertiser reported a new UH security breach:
Nearly 2,000 current and former students at Kapiolani Community College were sent letters this week warning that they could be at risk for identity theft after the recent disappearance of three boxes of documents containing private personal information including identification and credit card numbers.
Officials said that on July 1 they learned that the boxes were missing from "a secured storage area" on the Kaimuki campus that UH officials would not identify.
[Star-Advertiser, Students at risk of ID theft, 8/13/2011]