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Lawsuit Accuses University of Minnesota of Not Doing Enough to Prevent Data Breach

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Aug
2023
Lawsuit Accuses University of Minnesota of Not Doing Enough to Prevent Data Breach

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Attorneys for the two plaintiffs said in the lawsuit filed in federal court Friday that the university “was fully capable of preventing” the breach, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported Wednesday.

The university declined comment on the lawsuit but spokesperson Jake Ricker told the newspaper in an email that the safety and privacy of everyone in the university community is a top priority.

After being questioned by the Star Tribune, the university acknowledged last week that it learned July 21 “that an unauthorized party claimed to possess sensitive data allegedly taken from the University’s systems.”

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