Data Loss Mail List

The final touches have been put on the transition of the Data Loss Mail List to Extra special thanks to Strange for helping make this happen! If there are any questions, comments, concerns, or problems, please let us know.

To subscribe to Data Loss, send a mail to

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Please send posts for the list to Note: this is an announce only list.

In addition, there is a separate dataloss discussion list that has all of the announcements of the regular list, but also encourages discussion.

Beginning July 15, 2008, Open Security Foundation is the new host of DataLossDB, which will serve as a community-driven project for information about data breaches that involve personally identifying information.'s data loss resources have essentially been completely migrated to DataLossDB, so please make sure to bookmark DataLossDB for updates. You can now track all of this information through the DataLossDB RSS feed.

Data Loss is a not-for-profit mail list that covers topics such as news releases regarding large-scale personal data loss and personal data theft incidents. Discussion about incidents, indictments, legislation, and recovery of lost or stolen personal data is encouraged. Posts and replies containing endorsements for commercial products and/or services, on or off list, are strongly discouraged by list moderators.

Currently, mail list traffic is considered low to moderate, depending on current events. Archives can be found here.

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