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Stolen Stanford Laptop Contained Confidential Employee Information

By Adam Dodge - Posted on June 6th, 2008
Quick Facts
Date: 6/6/2008
Institution: Stanford University
Type of Incident: Theft
Number Affected: 72,000
Source: Attrition.org
Abstract Source: Stanford News Service
Abstract
Stanford University is working to alert current and former employees after the university determined a stolen laptop contained confidential employee information. The university is currently investigating the incident and has not released any details about the theft. According to the university officials the laptop may contain the names, Social Security numbers, salary information, Stanford IDs, dates of birth, gender information, home addresses, telephone numbers and Stanford e-mail addresses on as many as 72,000 individuals. This incident affects those employees that had received a paycheck from the university before September 28, 2007.