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