Cal State's Computer System Reveals Personal Data

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on March 24, 2003

In what can only be described as a huge step backward in the fight against ID theft, the Sacramento Bee reported that the California State University’s computer system has for some years had a “glitch” that allows users to view the social security numbers and personal data of students and employees. State Senator Debra Bowen, a strong advocate for consumer privacy, is quoted as saying, “”Students and employees of the CSU have the right to expect their private information will be kept private and not be made accessible to everyone that can get into the system.”

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