UH Students Personal Data violated. You could be at risk.

The University of Hawaii’s personal information breach of more than 40,000 students is the third-largest privacy breach detected by a Washington, D.C.-based privacy policy institution.

A faculty member at the West Oahu campus apparently inadvertently uploaded personal information of 40,101 students to the Web. The information belongs to students who attended the West Oahu campus from 1988 to 1993, and Manoa students from 1990 to 1998 and in 2001.

The information was posted by a now-retired Institutional Research Office faculty member at 2:46 p.m. Nov. 30, 2009.

Everything from a student’s Social Security number and citizenship to the highest level of education attained by parents, marital status and addresses were available online until Oct. 18, when the Liberty Coalition in Washington, D.C., discovered the information through a Google search