University of Ga. to erase Social Security data in some records
by The Associated Press
November 28, 2013 12:15 AM | 490 views | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print
ATHENS — The University of Georgia is looking to erase Social Security numbers from millions of computer records in a move aimed at protecting the personal information of employees.

The Athens Banner-Herald reported the data will likely be deleted next month.

“This is going to eliminate a lot of information security risk at the institution,” said Brian Rivers, UGA associate chief information officer for information security.

Social Security numbers on more than 50 million computer records will be changed to UGA ID numbers in the school’s human resources, payroll, administrative and central financial records, said Stacy Boyles, information technology manager for identity management.

The change comes after personal information for about 8,000 current and former workers was breached about a year ago.

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