Data Breach at Trinity College
Students and former students asked to be vigilant.
Former and current students of Trinity College Dublin have been advised to be aware of email scams looking for personal details after reporting a data breach. According to an email sent by Librarian Robin Adams, a file containing student and staff names, addresses, ID numbers and email addresses, which had been provided to the Library, was inadvertently made accessible on the local College network between August 2009 until March 2011. The error was discovered on March 30.
“This information was not accessible through the internet and the College has no reason to believe that your privacy was compromised,” said Adams. “In line with Data Protection legislation the College has reported this incident to the Data Protection Commissioner. We regret that this incident has taken place and for any inconvenience this may have caused you. The College takes its obligation to protect your data very seriously, and we will continue to work diligently to protect your personal information.”