EPIC Urges FTC to Investigate Maricopa Data Breach

EPIC has filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission concerning the loss of personal information of almost 2.5 m current and former students, employees, and vendors in Maricopa County. According to EPIC, the District's failure to maintain a comprehensive information security program led to a "massive breach of names, addresses, phone numbers, e-mail addresses, Social Security numbers, dates of birth, certain demographical information, and enrollment, academic, and financial aid information." EPIC further alleges the District violated the Federal Trade Commission's Safeguards Rule by failing to protect students financial information. EPIC's complaint follows a similar complaint by DataBreaches.net. EPIC said that, "many education institutions in the United States are subject to the Safeguards Rule. The District's case is a particularly egregious example of the risk of failing to safeguard sensitive personal information." For more information, see EPIC: Student Privacy.


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