Personal information of Georgia Tech students, alums exposed

June 14, 2007

Associated Press

An electronic file containing the personal information of about 23,000 current and former Georgia Tech students was exposed briefly, university officials said Thursday.

The information was mostly demographic data and included no Social Security numbers or credit card numbers, but it did include birthdays, Georgia Tech spokesman Matt Nagel said.

Some of the data is protected under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, which prohibits schools from making public students' personal information. The information was on a computer that was accessed by an ``unauthorized source,'' Nagel said.

So far, Georgia Tech officials are unaware of any misuse of the information and no other files have been breached, Nagel said.

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