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An Unsettling Online Disclosure for 220 UF Law Students and Applicants Who Sought a Roommate

Posted Jun 26, 2012 10:30 AM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss

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More than 200 former University of Florida law students and applicants are getting some unsettling news: Until recently, their Social Security numbers were accessible on the Web.

The information was revealed for 220 students and applicants who sought a roommate online in the early 2000s through the Levin College of Law, the University of Florida says in a news release. The problem was discovered in May.

The information has been removed from UF servers, and Google has removed cached information. The university mailed letters June 25 to nearly all the individuals with contact information listed in the database, but contact information was not available for two law school applicants.

The university doesn’t know if the information was used for unlawful purposes, the release says.

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