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It's a long standing joke that no matter where you move, your alumni association can find you. That may change after OU's experience with their data breaches as chronicled here. Of course, they use your Social Security Number to track you down.

"Tampke said the reason for holding the numbers is "primarily to track lost alumni." When an alum moves and doesn't leave a forwarding address, she said, OU will give the person's Social Security number to a tracking service, to find the new residence."

So, for those keeping track, now the service has your SSN as well as the university.

OU is getting some very angry email that indicate their alumni contributions will not be on the increase.

"If there is any financial damage or compromise to my other accounts stemming from this breach of security, I will hold Ohio University at fault and seek legal counsel to recover any and all loss, with punitive damages," one alum threatened. "I will further network with my other alumni to seek a class-action suit for the same."

Read the article to see teh reactions that won't make it past our new trackback spam filters. One alum simple sent in a bill.

Seems pretty simple to me: Universities should only keep SSNs for alumni that have not given. ;).

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