University faces lawsuit after security breach

“That wheel has been invented at low cost,” Titus said.

UH believes its problems will lessen with time because of changes in the use of Social Security numbers. The UH system started to phase out Social Security numbers to identify students in 2002. The numbers are still used to identify students from before that time for transcripts and other requests for information.

In mid-November, the Liberty Coalition released a report on the security breaches of personal information in the state of Hawaii. The report was written at the request of Hawaii State Senator Mike Gabbard, and it analyzes the underlying causes of all documented Hawaii breaches since 2005. A follow-up report, expected in January, will outline legislative solutions to the problems identified in this report.

Laura Ascione

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