Lawyers are certainly familiar with privilege and the importance of protecting personal data, but recently Baylor Law School got a little careless with their emails.
An email was sent out to the incoming class at Baylor Law School regarding admission and seat deposits. However, the email accidentally contained an attachment with all the personal information of the admitted class; including their names, addresses, grades, and LSAT scores. Thankfully, students’ social security numbers were not included, but that is a small silver lining especially considering all the other information that was released.
The Associate Dean of Baylor Law School later sent out another email making students aware of the breach and asked them to “treat this document as a confidential document, as a good lawyer would do, and delete the document.”
We definitely don’t want to encourage a frivolous lawsuit, but you have to wonder if one of these future law students will treat this situation as a lawyer, and bring suit against the university.
With Baylor being in our back yard, our Denton Law Firm supports Baylor Law School, but we also understand the importance of database security.
Haire Law takes extreme measures to secure personal data, and we secure compensation for individuals who have been hurt by identity theft or as the result of another person’s carelessness.