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

Published: 24 April 2020 at 16:36 :: News from Oulu UAS

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.

Tampere 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:

Tampere University of Applied Sciences, Head of Student Recruitment Marjo Korhonen, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Oulu University of Applied Sciences' addition:

Oulu University of Applied Sciences has also reported a data breach notification of this case to the supervisory authority of Finland.