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A top UK University signs Undertaking with the ICO

York University allowed 148 student records to be inappropriately accessed, after it failed to close a test area of its website, and as a result, it has signed an Undertaking with the ICO, reports PDP News.

Director of Operations at the ICO, Simon Entwisle, said “it is so vital that adequate checks and security measures are put in place. This breach could have been avoided if the University had properly assessed the risks that this work posed to the security of their students’ details. They also failed to test the security of their IT system once the work was complete, leading to an unnecessary delay in the error being corrected.”

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