UH, State Promise Action to Protect Private Info

No amount of money and preparation will prevent personal data held by the state becoming public, government information officials said at a legislative briefing Tuesday.

But the University of Hawaii System, which recently suffered breaches affecting tens of thousands of students, said it is committed to launching a $1.9 million initiative for better security at all 10 of its campuses.

And the state is examining options to improve its own security. A question raised Tuesday was whether each agency should find its own solution or the state should develop a unified approach to the problem.

The Hawaii Senate Committee on Economic Development and Technology and the Committee on Education held the informational briefing in response to the recent security breaches at UH.

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