Privacy Concerns Plague Universities

Princeton University admission officials gained access to a rival university student records including personal information about applicants to their university. These unauthorized log-ins to the website demonstrates that privacy rights were violated as well as criminal laws. The security features of the website were not equipped to deal with hacking attempts. This incident may actually prove to be a strong case against Princeton University under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

What privacy violations are at stake?
What criminal violations could these Princeton officials be charged with?
Could Yale University face any liability from the eleven students whose information was obtained?

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