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Titan Atlas | Students hit by University of Greenwich data breach

Personal details about hundreds of London-based research students were posted online in an apparent breach of data privacy laws. The University of Greenwich has apologised and said it is in the process of contacting those affected. The matter was brought to the BBC’s attention by one of the students, who discovered the information could be found via a Google search. They also flagged the matter to the UK’s data watchdog. The Information Commissioner’s Office has confirmed that an investigation is under way. One legal expert warned there could be financial consequences. “It does look as though there has been a significant breach of the Data Protection Act’s obligations to process personal data securely, fairly and lawfully,” said Ruth Boardman from the law firm Bird & Bird. More>>>

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