Possible infor­mation security risk in the admission procedure of Inter­na­tional Business degree programme

Possible infor­mation security risk in the admission procedure of Inter­na­tional Business degree programme

A possible data breach has been noticed with some of the appli­cants of Bachelor’s Degree Programmes in Business in the Finnish univer­sities of applied sciences. The appli­cants have been asked to create the personal appli­cation videos and share those with the UASs in question.

The fact that some of the videos have not been unlisted and therefore the videos have been public for everyone, has caused a possible data breach.

Karelia University of Applied Sciences has reported a data breach notifi­cation of this case to the super­visory authority of Finland, the Office of the Data Protection Ombudsman. All cooper­ating UASs have contacted the appli­cants on the possi­bility of the data breach and instructed the appli­cants to delete the possible public appli­cation videos.

Altogether 15 univer­sities of applied sciences cooperate with the Inter­na­tional Business programmes.

More infor­mation:
Karelia University of Applied Sciences, Head of Student Recruitment Pirjo Uusoksa, email: pirjo.uusoksa@karelia.fi