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Daily Dashboard | Personal information of 1.6M people potentially exposed by Md. government Related reading: Notes from the IAPP Editorial Director, Dec. 6, 2019


The Washington Post reports the Maryland State Department of Education potentially exposed the personal information of more than 1.4 million students and 200,000 teachers due to improper data storage. An audit of the agency revealed that the names and Social Security numbers of the victims were left unencrypted, which is a violation of Maryland's information security policy. “Appropriate information system security controls need to exist to ensure that this information is safeguarded and not improperly disclosed,” the audit said, adding that the department lacked assurances on the proper storage of student data that was managed by third-party contractors. Meanwhile, Sprint announced that hackers broke into an unknown number of customer accounts in June through Samsung's "add a line" website, ZDNet reports. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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